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Chocolate Chip Pomegranate Cookies

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  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Soft and slightly chewy Chocolate Chip Pomegranate Cookies with coconut oil! The perfect festive holiday cookie good enough to enjoy year round. Vegan option!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup solid coconut oil (not melted)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg (sub 1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water for vegan version)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (or all purpose flour, spooned and leveled, NOT packed)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray two cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  2. If using a flax egg, whisk together flax and water in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Using a stand mixer or electric beaters, beat coconut oil with the sugars until creamy (for me this took about 2 minutes). Add vanilla and egg (or flax mixture) and beat for 15 seconds, or until just incorporated.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until just combined. The dough will look a bit crumbly but should form nice balls when you touch it (see photos for reference). Stir in chocolate chips and pomegranate by hand.
  5. Roll dough into 16 balls and place on cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Bake pans, one at a time, for about 11-13 minutes. Do not over bake! They will look a bit underdone in the middle. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes to set up, sprinkle with salt, and dig in.