These delicious, chewy cookies redolent with bright citrus flavors will please every palate. Bright Springtime flavors are created by using healthy flavor infused olive oils from The Olive Obsession; be creative and try several different flavors! Some of our favorite olive oils to use in this recipe*: Eureka Lemon OO (add some finely chopped fresh rosemary), Blood Orange OO, Mandarin Orange OO, Bergamot Orange OO, and Basil OO (serve with strawberry slices and a drizzle of our Strawberry Balsamic vinegar. Or for slightly more savory version, make these cookies with one of our mild, super fresh single varietal extra virgin olive oils.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
1/3 cup The Ancient Olive infused olive oil*
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
In a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a second large bowl, combine sugar and olive oil and mix with a spatula until it forms a grainy paste. Add eggs and vanilla and stir until smooth. Fold in dry ingredients until just incorporated. You should have a fairly soft, oily dough.
Fill a small dish with more granulated sugar. Scoop dough by the tablespoonful into balls and roll in sugar to coat. Arrange on a nonstick or parchment-lined baking sheet, leaving 2 inches of space between cookies.
Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until tops are puffed and crackly and edges just start to turn light golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Cookies are best enjoyed the day they are made, but will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Total Time: 45 min Yield: 32