Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A New Career

Well, after my night in the NICU last night...I decided that I just can't take it!  I have to do something else.  Just kidding.  Actually, call last night was very low key and I actually got 5 hours of sleep!  All of the babies behaved and the only admit I did arrived at 1530.  I even watched a movie on Netflix...because I can't download Java so that I could STUDY for an upcoming exam (tell me...does that make any sense?!). 

Anyway, I cooked these pomegranate white chocolate chip cookies Sunday night to take to call.  After lunch, I set them out on the counter for people to taste.  One of the nurse practitioners told me I shouldn't put them out if I didn't want people to eat them...HELLO!!!  That's why I put them out!  Her response..."Mmm...I love cookies.  Don't you love cookies?!" 

Then, after watching our neurologist perform a nerve conduction study, I came back to the work room where he proceeded to try them.  The fellow told him not to because he'd get addicted...then Dr. V said "Let's open a restaurant together.  Just quit here.  I'll be the Indian cook and you bake."  Sure, Dr. V!  Sounds like a plan!  :-)  Anyway, these cookies that Maria made were so good!  I loved the sweet/tart of the pomegranate counteracted by the white chocolate. A perfect combo!  For some reason, mine became very crumbly overnight...maybe I put in too many arils?

 Maria suggests placing 5-6 arils in each dough ball but I just folded in the arils.  None of them burst and I didn't have any problem with staining of the dough.  If you do this, just don't use your mixer, gently fold them in.  Please, if you have pomegranates...TRY THESE COOKIES!!!

White Chocolate Pomegranate Oatmeal Cookies from Maria at Two Peas and Their Pod
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 (almost forgot these!)
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup pomegranate arils

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside. 
Cream together butter and sugars in a bowl until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.  In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix until just incorporated.  Stir in the oats and white chocolate chunks. Then gently fold in the pomegrante arils.  Make dough balls-about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie. Bake cookies for 12-13 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.  Enjoy!


B Nettles said...

White chocolate and curry scones with black tea. Sounds like an Indian tradition to me.

The JR said...

I remember seeing that recipe. Sounds good.

Unknown said...

Hmmm...that could make an interesting scone. :-s

JR - it is good...you should try it!

Maria said...

So glad you liked the cookies!