Pomegranate White Chocolate Sugar Cookies + Land O’Lakes Prize Pack Giveaway!

Good Wednesday morning! If you haven’t noticed, things have gotten all prettified up in here. I’ve been working away with Lindsay trying to get this redesign finished and finally it is :) I’m still working on transferring some pictures and recipes over to this new formatting, so please bear with me while that happens, but everything else is lookin’ purdy! Hopefully you’ll all be able to navigate this new site easier than how it was before.

Today, I get to share with you some of the tastiest and festive cookies! Who doesn’t love a good sugar cookie? NO ONE. Who doesn’t love a sugar cookie with a few little goodies mixed in? NO ONE. I think the holidays scream for cookies. Everyone is making them this time of year because they’re easy, fast and delicious. These babies are no exception. Sweet, chewy little cute cookies that you can make for teachers, loved ones or keep all to yourself…I won’t tell. {I have a 3 year old who wants to eat everything I eat….I’m a food hoarding fool. Not even kidding.}

Here’s how you make them:

Start by getting some butter out of the fridge and bringing it to room temperature. I used Land O’Lakes salted butter.

To make your butter warm up faster, cut into smaller pieces.

Ok, now that you have soft butter, whip it together with some sugar until light and fluffy.

Stir in an egg

and some vanilla.

Be sure to scrape the bottom and whip again so everything comes together evenly.

Then you’ll dump in all your dry ingredients and stir. At this point you’ll hit yourself because you forgot to take a picture of that step. And then you’ll remind yourself that you’re pregnant and you should probably sit down and have some lemonade. And then you’ll watch an episode or two of Married to Jonas. And them you’ll remember you have cookie dough to tend to. Then you’ll add in some pomegranate arils and wish you weren’t pregnant so you could eat cookie dough. {Not speaking from experience or anything.}

Scoop that cookie dough out into some baking sheets and throw into a preheated oven.

A few magical minutes later, you have some mighty tasty cookies. You could stop here, but I wanted these to look a little bit cuter.

So I melted down a bunch of white chocolate….

And drizzled the heck out of it over these guys. You could wait for these to dry completely, but you and I both know that that never happens. So I ate about 17 of these with copious amounts of chocolate. {I’m talking almost illegal levels, people.} And my fetus rejoiced and kicked my bladder the rest of the afternoon…bless his heart.

ANYWAYS….

Land O’Lakes wants you to win this huge prize pack and give these cookies a whirl. I used Land O’Lakes butter in this recipe as well as in most of my 12 Days of Giveaways recipes. Why? Because I love it. And because Land O’Lakes is pretty generous.

Included in this prize pack:
-2 signed cookbooks from The Pioneer Woman, Ree! –>totally awesome :)
-1 waffle skillet
-1 muffin pan
-3 butter spreaders
-1 set of tongs, whisk, spoon, spatula
-1 heart shaped cookie cutter
-1 package Land O Lakes® Salted Butter
-1 package Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter

Pretty awesome, yes? Just as I suspected…Here’s how you can enter:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Why I love Land O’Lakes:
-I’ve never been one to turn down butter…said the pregnant girl who used to eat butter out of the fridge as a 4 year old. #notashamed
-Land O’Lakes is a farmer-owned cooperative, meaning lots of small, family-run farms are what makes up the pure, sweet cream that is turned into Land O’Lakes butter.
-The butter you buy at the store will always taste fresh! Land O’Lakes wraps their butter sticks in a special FlavorProtect wrapper. Who woulda thunk it?
-Even though Land O’Lakes is a larger company that produces a whole lot of butter, they care about what you feed your family, which is why they try to keep their products at the highest quality.
-They sell many different kinds of butter–like saltedunsaltedlight butter, and butter with olive oil and sea salt.
-Yes, I’ve tried them all and they all are yummy :) But, again, I love butter. #stillnotashamed

Pomegranate White Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen; approx.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened {such as Land O'Lakes}
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup pomegranate arils
1 cup white chocolate chunks or chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment or silicone baking mat. Set aside.

In large bowl, whip butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in egg and vanilla. Scrape sides and mix again. Stir in dry ingredients until completely combined. Stir pomegranate arils in by hand gently.

Scoop onto prepared baking sheet and bake 7-10 minutes or until edges look barely golden. You want these to stay chewy and not get crispy! Cool 3 minutes on baking sheet and remove to wax paper.

In a small bowl, melt white chocolate and drizzle over cookies. Cool to room temperature until chocolate has hardened and serve. OR just eat them hot and fresh! I won't tell :)

Store in an air tight container for up to 5 days…or eat them all up!

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44 Responses to “Pomegranate White Chocolate Sugar Cookies + Land O’Lakes Prize Pack Giveaway!”

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    Liz @ Blog is the New Black — December 12, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Looking great= the site ANd the cookies! ;)

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — December 12, 2012 at 6:01 am

    ooh these looks fabulous! I love the flavors!

    oh & Im pregnant & still eat the cookie dough..I know I know..oops! I have no self control.

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    Living The Sweet Life — December 12, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Mmmm… I LOVE baking with Pomegranates – - they add such a pop of colour, and once all toasty they have this nutty flavour. Meshed with white chocolate, I can safely say – I think this is a keeper ;)

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    Kerri Blackwelder — December 12, 2012 at 7:16 am

    They look yummy

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    Patricia Whittom Lamagno — December 12, 2012 at 7:18 am

    I pinned the recipe, but keep getting an error message when try to enter the contest! :(

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    beth — December 12, 2012 at 7:52 am

    OMG, when I was little I used to spread butter (thick!) on crackers and when the house was dry my mom would make her “speciality” of butter and brown sugar sandwiches for my school lunch. I have 1 pomegranate in my fridge….about to be put to good use!

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    tina — December 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

    looks delicious

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    MagPan — December 12, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Signed up for emails!

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    libby — December 12, 2012 at 9:27 am

    will be making these cookies for Christmas

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    Sandy — December 12, 2012 at 9:31 am

    butter…the other sinful b-word! (bacon…in case you were confused :o)

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    Shawna — December 12, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I receive email updates.

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    Natalie S — December 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I am subscribed to your e-mails! These cookies look delicious! I LOVE your recipes!!

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — December 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Haha, my roommate eats pats of butter out of the fridge. And she’s like a size 0, I don’t get it!!!!

    Regardless, I would totally eat 3 of these cookies and not mind one bit if it sent me up a pant size. They look glorious!

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    Julia — December 12, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I have never had pom seeds in a cookie but that sounds pretty darn good! Great idea.

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    Poopsey Marie — December 12, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Is there anything besides real butter? I mean, come on. The cookies look wonderfully delish, by the way!!

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    Kim — December 13, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I like the redesign! :)
    I have to admit I also loved the last one too- I miss seeing pictures of food and you and your fam at the top!

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    Bryn Broussard — December 13, 2012 at 4:48 am

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    sharona — December 13, 2012 at 5:57 am

    i get your e-mails

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    holly dennis — December 13, 2012 at 6:33 am

    yum!!!

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    Danielle — December 13, 2012 at 7:24 am

    I’ve never used pomegranate in cookies before! But these do look delicious! Site looks great too!!

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    Kate G — December 13, 2012 at 7:30 am

    i subscribe to your email updates. The new site looks great and I love Land O’ Lakes butter- it is so good!!

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — December 13, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Oooh, I almost didn’t recognize you this morning with the fancy new look :)
    These cookies will definitely be making my holiday baking list, I love baking with pomegranates and I love sugar cookies!

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    Brenda — December 13, 2012 at 9:42 am

    i get your emails

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    Ashley — December 13, 2012 at 11:24 am

    These look amazing!! I love the festive color of the pomegranates :)

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    Tanya Phillips — December 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Mmmmm, they look so yummy! I subscribe :D

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    Laurel O. — December 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm

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    Ellen B — December 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm

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    Maggie — December 13, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Love the new look and these cookies look very yummy!

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    Elizabeth — December 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    How do you get the seeds out of the pomegrant things? I love the flavor of them but the seeds hurt my teeth. Is there a way to get them out or do most people just eat them seed and all?

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    • Lauren — December 14th, 2012 @ 5:44 am

      You’re supposed to eat the seeds…if you bake them, they’re not so bad!

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    Pam — December 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Never would have thought to put pomegranate seeds in a cookie! Can’t wait to try!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — December 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Love this! I’ve never had pomegranates in a cookie but I’m stoked to give it a try!

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    Charlyn — December 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm

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    Susan LP — December 15, 2012 at 5:36 am

    These sound delious. And you can never have too much butter!

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    grace — December 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    already a subsriber :)

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    Grace Buchanan — December 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I’m getting your emails. Thanks for these incredible giveaways! I’m on your email list. I don’t have facebook or twitter so this may be a slim shot but I hope I win!

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    JackieToo — December 17, 2012 at 7:04 am

    I didn’t know Land O’Lakes was a farmer-owned cooperative, As the daughter of a farmer, that definitely makes me more inclined to purchase their goodies!

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    Shica — December 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I get your emails via yashica.powell@gmail.com

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    Brenda — December 18, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Amazed at all your recipes!!! Have to try these!!!

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    Elisabeth — December 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I subscribed! Thank you so much! :)

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    leda — December 19, 2012 at 5:30 am

    i didn’t know you could bake pomegranites in cookies. that is a fabulous idea!

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    Diana — December 19, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I usually have a hard time eating the seeds; I’ve always just spit them out! I think I need to give it another try :)

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    Rachel — December 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

    I signed up for emails. Thank you :-)

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    Tricia Johnson — December 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Recipe looks awesome!

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