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Plate of chocolate chip cookies.

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • Author: Cosette's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 22 cookies 1x
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: dessert


Perfect cookies with a hint of olive oil and flake salt.

Recipe adapted from California Olive Ranch


Units Scale
  • 1 cup brown sugar (I prefer dark but light will work great too)
  • 1/2 cup good olive oil such as Durant Arbequina Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup spelt flour*
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp all-spice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chunks + extra for tops
  • flake salt for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine your brown sugar, olive oil, sugar, butter and vanilla. Mix on medium high for 3-4 minutes until light and creamy in texture.
  3. Add your eggs and beat again for 1 minutes.
  4. Slowly add your dry ingredients into your wet with mixer on low speed.
  5. Finally add your chocolate chunks until combined and cohesive dough forms.
  6. Using a cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough onto prepared sheetpan. 8 cookies to a sheet (3 on either side and 2 in the center). Add a few extra chocolate chunks on top of each cookie
  7. Bake one sheet at a time for best results in upper middle rack for 14-15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and top with flake salt.
  9. Let cool and enjoy, continue baking the remaining batter one sheet at a time.


**If dough seems a little crumbly, using clean hands to press together to form

**Cookie dough can be frozen and baked at a later time. Scoop onto sheets, freeze flat until solid then pop into ziplock bag when frozen. Bake at same temperature directly from freezer, may take an extra few minutes.

**If you don't have spelt flour, sub additional all purpose.