Almond & Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies & a Giveaway!*

Almond & Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies from www.thenovicechefblog.com

I was really excited when Brookside® reached out to me about trying out some of their amazing dark chocolate stuffed with exotic fruit juices. I had heard mention of the famous flavors like Acai with Blueberry and Goji with Raspberry, but had not been lucky enough to try them myself. So when I got the email to get one of their awesome tasting kits (and give one away to one of you), I of course immediately wrote back with a Heck Yes!

Not going to lie, I ate my first two bags straight up. The Acai/Blueberry flavor being my absolute new favorite companion to a glass of wine. By the time I realized I should try baking with them, I only had one flavor left — Pomegranate. I tossed around a few ideas, but ended up settling on a classic Almond flavored cookie as the base and letting the Brookside® Dark Chocolate Pomegranate be the star.

Almond & Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies from www.thenovicechefblog.com

And while these cookies were great, I still like prefer my Brookside® Dark Chocolates just as they come out of the bag. The flavors are unusual and the dark chocolate is really satisfying. Plus, as I said before, they go great with a glass of wine! :)

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Almond & Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies

Yield: 24 large cookies

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, melted & cooled
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup regular sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (7 oz) package Brookside® Dark Chocolate Pomegranate

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat. Set aside.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, brown sugar and regular sugar. Add in the egg, almond extract and vanilla extract.

Gradually add in the flour mixture on low speed. Stir until dough forms. Then stir in Brookside® Dark Chocolate Pomegranate by hand.

Using a large cookie scoop, drop rounded balls of dough onto prepared cookie sheet. Leaving space for spreading. Bake cookies for 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

 

Giveaway: Brookside® Dark Chocolate Tasting Kit!

The Tasting Kit includes the following items:

  • 1 pkg. Brookside® Dark Chocolate Pomegranate
  • 1 pkg. Brookside® Dark Chocolate Açai with Blueberry
  • 1 pkg. Brookside® Dark Chocolate Goji with Raspberry
  • 3 serving bowls with a central loop handle (each bowl is an 8 oz. well)
  • Stainless Steel Server
  • Cheese Grip Board
  • 2 Stemless Wine Glasses
  • Grocery Gift Card ($30)
  • Gaiam® Exercise Headband

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received a Brookside® Tasting Kit just like the winner will receive…however I was not compensated to write this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own!

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25 Responses to “Almond & Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies & a Giveaway!”

  1. 1

    Angel S. — January 18, 2013 @ 4:29 am

    Ugh… I wish it said somewhere that you have to have facebook to enter the contests. I’m out I guess. I have tried Brookside before and I LOVE them!

    • Jessica replied: — January 18th, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

      If you have email and twitter, you can also enter by tweeting about the contest. Good luck!

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    Kelsey @aslolife — January 18, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    Dark chocolate pomegranates are so addicting, plus it tricks you into thinking its healthy and then I end up eating the entire bag! The cookies look amazing too!

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    DessertForTwo — January 18, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    YUM! I’ve been seeing these all over the blogosphere lately. I want to try ‘em!

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    Victoria — January 18, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    Those look and sounds delish!! And I think I would be eating them straight up too! :)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 18, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    These are the bees knees. Love this idea!

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    Robin L. — January 18, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    I eat those “Brookside” goodies all the time! The Acai too! So to include those in a cookie sounds “Fabu-licious”!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — January 18, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    I Want to win!!!!

  8. 8

    Celestine — January 18, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

    Mmmmmmmmmm I’d love to try these:-)

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    Joanne — January 18, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    I posted about these today also! SO.GOOD. And addictive. Love these cookies! I have one bag left so I’ll have to make them! I used mine as ice cream toppers :P

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    heather — January 18, 2013 @ 5:19 pm

    I would love to win this one i dont do fb or twitter hope my comment still gets me in

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    Cindy Brickley — January 19, 2013 @ 6:04 am

    I can’t wait to try these, I have a few recipes in mind that I would love to make.

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    Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas — January 19, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    Girl, I know how good the Brookside fruit covered chocolates are, but how GOOD do those cookies look? I love how they sort of “slump” on the sides. They look amazing!

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    Deborah H — January 19, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Would love to try this!

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    Diana @ Sweet y Salado — January 19, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    I’m staring at these cookies thinking how wonderful it must be to bite right into a big piece of chocolate. I can only imagine. Plus, I bet the blueberry ones taste just as great. Dark chocolate AND wine? Sign me up.

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    Courtney — January 21, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    These cookies look wonderful! All the Brookside flavors sound soooo good! I love dark chocolate too! It’s my favorite!

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    Shaina — January 21, 2013 @ 9:34 pm

    Omggggg those Brookside chocolates are seriously my favorite!! I found them at Costco in the pomegranate and acai flavors, but I’ve never seen goji berry! YUM!

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    Kelsey — January 23, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    I’m not entering because I already won this giveaway on another blog. However I can’t skip the chance to tell you how much I love the way to used the Brookside treats. Can’t wait to try it once I get mine!

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    Sweet y Salado via Facebook — January 23, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    Me too! The dark chocolate with blueberry sounds amazing.

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    Cassandra — January 23, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

    Yum!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — January 23, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

    I love how fat and puffy and soft your cookies look!!! Those are some of my favorite chocolates!!!

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    MEGAN J. — January 23, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    I love to try new foods! These sound delicious! :)

  22. 22

    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — January 23, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    Cookies look awesome!! Need some Brookside choccies :)

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    Brenda Davis — January 30, 2013 @ 6:51 am

    My kids LOOOOVVE pomegranites(and chocolate):)

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    Brenda D — January 30, 2013 @ 6:53 am

    Left another comment because I messed up the e-mail address, sorry

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