Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookes are beyond perfect and made with olive oil instead of butter! These cookies achieve a  unique flavor, and I sometimes add a little sea salt to these cookies.  Olive oil isn’t just for savory cooking.  Olive oil also tastes delicious in baked goods!  

I have made cookies before substituting canola oil for butter.  Then I was thinking one day.  I usually substitute olive oil for butter in most of my cooking.  Stir fry, soups, white sauce.  Everything.

So why not cookies?

I Love the taste of olive oil, and olive oil tastes amazing with chocolate!

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I don’t buy fancy olive oil.  This is one of those large containers of olive oil from Sams Club.

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I followed a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Instead of using 1 stick of butter, I added 1/2 cup of Olive Oil.

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Whenever you substitute an ingredient in baking, it is always interesting how it will turn out.   I chose not to bake these at too high a temperature because you are not supposed to heat Olive Oil too high.  ( Yep. I Made that mistake before)

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients 

  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 or 2 Tbsp. of milk 
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

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

Combine sugars, vanilla, and olive oil. Beat in the eggs one a time. Gradually beat in the flour mixture, then add in 1 Tbsp. of milk to make the dough a bit firmer, maybe another tablespoon if you feel the dough is too sticky.

Using a cookie scoop,  place on a baking sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden.

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I LOVE the way these turned out!  I tasted the olive oil ever so slightly in the cookie.  It paired wonderfully with the chocolate.

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