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25 Days of Christmas Cookies – Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies

  • Author: Mavis Butterfield



1/2 Cup unsalted butter
1/2 Cup Crisco vegetable shortening {I LOVE Crisco}
3/4 cups white sugar
3/4 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
3/4 cup Hershey’s cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup pomegranate arils {about 2 pomegranates}


  1. In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter, shortening, 2 sugars, vanilla, and eggs.
  2. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Combine it with the butter mixture and mix until everything is incorporated.
  4. Carefully fold the pomegranate arils into cookie dough.
  5. Using a 2-inch cookie scoopplace 6 balls of cookie dough evenly apart on a silpat or on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.