Dessert Recipes

Pomegranate Cookies

February 26, 2021

Yield
Makes 36
Prep Time
20mins
Cook Time
40mins
Difficulty Level
2 / 5

We don’t often hear of pomegranate cookies, but these pretty, bite-sized treats can become part of your baking routine once you try them out. The sweet and zesty pomegranate seeds complement the indulgent butter mixture for a unique combination of flavours.

Ingredients

Steps

01.
Beat butter and sifted icing sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy; transfer to large bowl.
02.

Stir sifted flours into butter mixture, in two batches. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth. Divide dough in half; roll each half into 20 cm log. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate about 45 mins or until firm.

03.

To remove the pomegranate seeds, cut in half crossways. Hold one half over a bowl, firmly tap on the skin with a wooden spoon or rolling pin, the seeds should fall out into the bowl.

04.

Combine seeds and caster sugar in small saucepan. Blend cornflour with the water in small bowl; add to sugar mixture. Cook, stirring, 2 mins or until mixture boils and thickens. Cool to room temperature.

05.

Preheat oven to 180 C (160 C fan-forced). Grease oven trays.

06.

Cut logs into 1 cm slices; place 2 cm apart on oven trays. Using thumb, make a slight indent, about the size of a 10 cent piece, in top of each cookie. Spoon 1 rounded teaspoon of the pomegranate mixture into each indent. Bake cookies about 12 mins; cool on trays.

For this recipe you need 1 large pomegranate (375 g).

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