Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I don’t bake much.  I usually would take something savory or salty over a sweet baked good any day.  BUT. My husband was at Super Target a few weeks ago and purchased all the items for chocolate chip cookies.  mmmm  He likes to make chocolate chip cookies once in a while, I usually make him take all but 5 to work to share.

Isn’t it the truth that when you want to bake something you NEVER have all the ingredients?  I guess that most normal people would head to the store to get their missing ingredient.  Not me.  When I would ever get a chance to bake, this means that my son is napping.  I have to make do with what I have.

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, I was sure that this would taste fabulous 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 of a temperature, because you are not supposed to heat Olive Oil too high.  ( Yep. 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 pared with the chocolate soooo well!  And These also made me wish that I could drink some red wine right now.

I would find it interesting to get some specially olive oil in a flavor like blood orange or lemon.  Now that would be a fantastic cookie!

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4 Comments

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  2. Olive and oil Chocolate is really looks amazing.I want this.these have so much yummy going on.I love the name of your blog to.

     
  3. Doesnt say what temp to bake at? I would think 350 degs…???

     
  4. Thanks for sharing this unique recipe.

     

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