Olive oil in chocolate chip cookies? Yup you heard me right! After reading this on How to Eat a Cupcake, this was definitely a recipe on my radar to try. I was intrigued by the idea of using oil since normally butter is used when making cookies. I always have chocolate chip cookie ingredients on hand and olive oil so putting this together was a breeze. What was nice about using olive oil is unlike butter I didn’t have to let it soften or microwave it, which made mixing a lot easier and quicker. These were also for my surprise birthday dinner.
2 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt and baking soda.
In a larger mixing bowl, beat eggs. Add olive oil and beat until completely mixed with eggs.
Add sugars, vanilla and mix until combined.
Beat in dry ingredients slowly. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts, if using.
Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes until bottom of cookies are golden brown (tops will be a pale blonde color). Let stand for 2 minutes, then place on wire racks to cool.
My mom really liked these cookies. I think they were pretty good considering the fact that I used olive oil but they had a nutty taste to them that wasn’t completely a chocolate chip cookie taste.