“Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat, please to put a cookie in the old girl’s hat..”  Do you like my version of the song? Do you have all your Christmas, Chanukah,  Festivus or whatever it is you celebrate, recipes ready? I’ve been doing lots of research on what Christmas cookies to make this year. I’m thinking chocolate candy cane cookies, white chocolate cranberry oat, and chocolate peanut butter crisps. But, I need some practice first, a warm up if you will – and so here it is.  These are quite delicious AND most importantly, they have fruit in them so they are totally healthy.  You can eat ten in one sitting and you don’t even need to worry.  I hear pomegranates are packed with antioxidants and so is chocolate so if you eat enough of these they may even make you look more youthful. Chocolate Cheers to that!


  • 1 cup butter (two sticks), at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 TB pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds


1. Cream the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in the bowl of a stand up mixer until fluffy.

2. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and pomegranate juice and mix to combine.

3. Gently Fold in the chocolate chips and pomegranate seeds. Refrigerate the dough for about 2-4 hours (or overnight). When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees, roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Let cool for 3-5 minutes on baking sheets than transfer to wire racks to cool completely.


Source: Adapted Slightly from How Sweet It Is