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!
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 a temperature because you are not supposed to heat Olive Oil too high. ( Yep. I 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.