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.
I don’t buy fancy olive oil. This is one of those large containers of olive oil from Sams Club.
I followed a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe. Instead of using 1 stick of butter, I added 1/2 cup of Olive Oil.
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
- 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
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!