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Orange and Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon  orange zest
  • 3/4 cup  dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup  sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon  baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups  white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon  fine sea salt
  • 10 ounces  chocolate chips

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, stir together olive oil, melted butter, orange zest, and sugar; beat with a wooden spoon until well combined. Stir in eggs and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, 3/4 teaspoon baking soda and sea salt; stir dry ingredients into olive oil mixture, then stir in chocolate chips. Scoop 1 heaping tablespoon dough onto each prepared baking sheet; repeat with remaining dough, spacing cookies about 3 inches apart. Bake until cookies are set, about 10 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Remove cookies from oven and let cool 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Orange and Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies
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3tomisek wrote:

Fat from Olivia oil or coconut ,unrefined, would be great, but a stick of butter? I may use a couple tablespoons at most. Also, a lot of sugar for a so called healthy recipe. I would use just the brown sugar and add some stevia. Add some applesauce for rest of fat. Can also scale back on chocolate chips, using mini's gives you chocolate in each bite with using less over all :) Chopping your dark chocolate chips up too :)Try using a grater to grate walnuts or macadamias into recipe too.

3/21/2013 10:35:11 AM Report Abuse
tishnicity wrote:

I think these look great. I'm going to give them a try. Fat is good for you if you use moderation. In fact metabolizing food requires it. Sugar not so much so this is a once-in-while "dessert".

3/16/2013 10:41:52 AM Report Abuse
sash_bird wrote:

I would prefer to see way less sugar..the fat is not the issue

2/23/2013 05:21:32 PM Report Abuse
SophiaKH wrote:

You obviously are not a baker, it there is not some fat in the dough it will turn into a cracker and a pretty dry and hard one at that. The saturated fat is coming from the chips. Besides, you are not suppose to eat a bunch of them.

2/23/2013 04:46:10 PM Report Abuse
slimin10min wrote:

I don't think butter and olive oil are necessary. The saturated fat is 5 grams!

2/22/2013 03:34:48 PM Report Abuse

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