Olive Oil Sugar Cookies


Extra-virgin olive oil sugar cookies made without butter in a simple, otherwise classic recipe. The result is a rich, dense cookie to sink your teeth into. These are great for dunking in your tea.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
24 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 4 mins
36 cookies


  • 2 eggs

  • cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ½ cup chocolate chips (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Cream together eggs, olive oil, and sugar in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and pale gold in color. Add flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Shape dough into a ball and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  3. Use a teaspoon to drop spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches of space in between as cookies will spread. Refrigerate leftover dough to bake in batches.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until just golden around the edges, about 8 minutes. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.

Cook's Notes:

The cookies and dough freeze well. The dough will last in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.

You can also use a high-gluten flour (such as Manitoba(R)) instead of all-purpose flour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

99 Calories
5g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 20mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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