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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
  • 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. In a large bowl, mix together the sugars and olive oil. 
  3. Mix in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir just until the dough comes together. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop to scoop out the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill 30 minutes. 
  5. 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.*** 
  6. 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 milk  chocolate can be used. 

*** For standard 2 tablespoon sized cookies, reduce baking time to about 8-10 minutes. They are smaller so they will bake faster.

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