As far as decadent Holiday cookies go this recipe ranks pretty far up there in the decadence and the deliciousness! I am a big fan of salted caramel and combining it inside of a cookie sounded too good to be true. The cookie’s name makes it sound more complicated than it is and the recipe is really simple and doesn’t take long to throw together. These cookies remind me a little of chocolate lava cake especially when eaten soon after they’re taken out of the oven. The gooey caramel oozes out of the center and mixes with the outer chocolate cookie layer. The cookie just looks festive and almost snow covered from the powdered sugar on top.
I was excited to try this recipe because I had never tried baking with pomegranates before. Pomegranates are so tasty on their own but it was even better with butter, sugar, and chocolate. The pomegranate arils were a nice pop of color in the white cookie, and the flavor of the pomegranate could still be tasted when the arils burst in your mouth. My cookies were a little bit crumbly and soft so next time I will chill the dough before baking. This recipe will be great for the upcoming holidays and I could see this becoming a regular, annual cookie recipe!