Easy Pomegranate Cocoa Nib Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 16-oz refrigerated roll Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
1/2 cup pomegranate arils
1/4 cup cocoa nibs

Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. Slice the dough into 1/4 inch thick rounds. Place 2 inches apart on the lined cookie sheets. Gently press some arils and nibs into the tops of each cookie. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

My thoughts:

Pillsbury contacted me about developing a recipe using one of their refrigerated cookie doughs. Honestly, I had never used one before but I was up for the challenge. I wanted to take the cookie out of the strictly kid realm so I came up with this more grown up cookie. Super simple to make but flavorful, attractive, tasty and fun. I love how the pomegranate pops!


  1. What are pomegranate arils? And where do I get them.

  2. Inside of a pomegranate? At your local store? I'm not sure what you mean.

  3. Ok. You mean the little seeds! Gotcha. thank you

  4. The arils are those juicy seeds that are in a pomegranate. You can sometimes buy them all ready. But, google 'deseeding a pomegranate' and you can see how easy it is. There is also a very inexpensive gadget you can get.

  5. If you click on the link in the ingredients list it takes you to a post that tells you how to deseed the pomegranate.

  6. Where do i find the phillsbury dough recipe??

  7. I'm not sure what you mean.