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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