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Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 1 minutes
  • Yield: 12-13 Large Cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These rich, chewy Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with olive oil in place of butter, studded with chocolate chips and topped with flaky sea salt!




  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 plus 2 tablespoons cup brown sugar, light or dark, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour *
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips**


  1. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the sugars and olive oil. 
  4. Mix in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to lowly incorporate the dry ingredients until the dough comes together. Stir just until the dough comes together. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Using an ice cream scoop to scoop out the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper to prep for the fridge. Recipe makes 11-12 large cookies. Chill 30 minutes. 
  6. Once chilled, preheat the oven to 350F and space the cookies at least two inches apart. For giant cookies, bake 13-15 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. If you’re making medium sized cookies, bake them for 10-12 minutes. 
  7. Sprinkle with sea salt and carefully transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. 


*All purpose flour can be used in place of almond flour

**Chocolate chunks or chopped chocolate can also be used. Semi-sweet, bittersweet, dark or a combination of the three is recommended. 

Keywords: cookies, olive oil, dairy free, chocolate, chocolate chip, chocolate chips, salted