Friday Faves – Two Peas and Their Pod makes Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Today I’m proud to bring you the second week of Friday Favs! I hope you are enjoying this little project as much as I am. Today, I am featuring Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod. I don’t remember how I found this blog or when I started following it, but I know I was drawn in by the number of cookie recipes posted and the amazing photographs. That’s what keeps me coming back for more. So, enough of my babbling, here’s Maria.

Hi all! I’m Maria and I am excited to be guest posting today. My husband and I share our culinary adventures on our food blog, Two Peas and Their Pod. We make a great team in the kitchen. We recently remodeled our kitchen which makes cooking and baking even more fun for us. We love creating savory and sweet recipes. One of my favorite things in life are cookies. I kind of have an obsession-we have close to 100 cookie recipes on our blog, oops:) So today I am sharing one of my favorite cookie recipes-Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies.

I love pomegranates, they are my favorite winter time fruit. I like eating them plain, but one day I decided to throw the seeds into cookie dough. My husband thought I was crazy, but I told him to just sit back, relax, and wait to taste them. As soon as they came out of the oven he wanted a taste. After one bite, he was sold. He loved the cookies and so did I. The pomegranate arils add a nice burst of sweetness to the cookies. They also make these cookies very pretty and you can’t go wrong with chocolate in a cookie.

If you are looking for a new cookie to try, I highly recommend my Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies. They are delicious and the red and white colors make these cookies perfect for Valentine’s Day. Make a batch of cookies for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. There is no better gift than cookies-in my opinion:) Enjoy!

Feel free to visit Two Peas and Their Pod anytime, our kitchen is always open! You can also follow us on Twitter at @TwoPeasandPod and on Facebook. Thanks Jen for letting us guest post!

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Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup white chocolate chunks or chips
1 cup pomegranate arils

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars together, for about two minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.

In a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until just incorporated.

Stir in the oats and white chocolate chunks. Make dough balls-about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie. Carefully place 6-8 pomegranate arils in each cookie dough ball. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for a couple of minutes. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack.


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12 Responses to “Homemade “Instant” Pancake Mix and Blueberry Pancakes”

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    Sara — April 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    These pancakes look perfect! I don’t make pancakes that often, but this mix would be an easy throw together to keep in the freezer. Yum!

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    Amy Kingman — April 2, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Great idea to freeze the mix. I have been making our pancake batter from scratch for a while now, and it’s nearly impossible to go back to the boxed stuff! They just taste flavorless and cardboard-y. I had been reluctant to make mix ahead of time because I didn’t want it to go bad. Thanks for the idea!

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    Lauren — April 2, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    What a great idea to have a homemade pancake mix on hand!

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    Nancy — April 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    A good substitute for buttermilk – since most of us don’t keep it on hand, but do have milk in the fridge:

    1 TBS white vinegar with enough milk added to make 1 cup. Allowed to sit for at least ten minutes, this mixture will clot up and mimic buttermilk sufficiently for most recipes.

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    Memória — April 2, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Those pancakes look amazing!! Oh my goodness.

    i think it is a great idea about freezing milk, too. I buy whole milk for baking only so I need to do that.

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    SimplySweeter — April 2, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Wow. Those look so good I might have to whip some up…..like…NOW.

    http://www.simplysweeter.blogspot.com

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    Jen — April 2, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    You can also use lemon juice instead of vinegar in the substitute for buttermilk provided by Nancy.

    One thing to note about this recipe though. Not only is the buttermilk needed for the chemical reaction, but it also provides a great flavor to the pancakes that I don’t think you get from using the substitute. Also, buttermilk will keep for a very long time in the fridge since it’s acidic.

    AB mentioned in his cookbook that there are only four thinks he will not make without buttermilk: cornbread, biscuits, waffles, and pancakes. I tend to agree with him.

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    Kelly — April 3, 2010 at 1:24 am

    What a great idea to make your own pancake mix and then when you want quick pancakes, you can have a healthy mix 🙂

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    Kerstin — April 3, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Mmm, these look way better than a mix! Great tip to store the mix in the freezer too!

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    Sugar Bananas — April 6, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Yum! I love blueberry ‘anything’. Alton Brown recipes are always winners. If you’re looking for an even healthier pancake recipe, check out my ‘fluffy whole wheat pancakes’ on my blog. I mix batches of the dry ingredients and keep them in the freezer. Thanks for posting – I’m off to buy some blueberries! Oh, and I’m a new follower 🙂

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    Memória — April 9, 2010 at 8:20 am

    These pancakes look amazing!! Bookmarked!

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    Ashley — July 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Hey Jen I am eating these pancakes at this very moment. They are so fluffy and filling! May I borrow this recipe for my blog and link it back to you??

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