There's just something about the holidays that has us craving cookies. Sugar, Peanut Butter, Snickerdoodle... you name it, we want it. It also helps that National Cookie Day conveniently falls on December 4th each year. Well, now that you have cookies on the brain, did you know you can make cookies with olive oil? Like almost any type of cookie? That's right! You can substitute olive oil for butter or any type of cooking oil for a richer, more moist, healthier cookie!
Here's our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe:
We bake several different kinds of cookies here at the Olive Mill - all with good ol' extra virgin olive oil. When you use extra virgin olive oil while baking, you are not only creating a more decadent treat, but also infusing it with all the great health benefits this incredible oil has to offer!
If you're bringing cookies to your next holiday get together, try a healthier spin on your traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe. Check out our recipe below for our famous Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cookies.
Chocolate Chip Olive Oil CookiesYield: About 24 cookies
Bake Time: 8-10 minutes
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (We suggest our Vanilla Bean or Chocolate Olive Oil here)
- 1 stick butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup chocolate chunks
- Set oven to 350°F.
- Cream butter, olive oil and sugars in a bowl until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time, waiting until blended before each addition. Add vanilla extract. Continue blending until light and fluffy. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl to incorporate all ingredients.
- Sift remaining dry ingredients and add to the mixing bowl until thick batter forms. Stir in chocolate chunks.
- Scoop out dough onto sheet pan.
- Bake at 350°F for 8-10 min, rotating halfway between bake. Cookies are ready when edges are set.