Friday, July 22, 2011

California Olive Ranch

California Olive Ranch sent me a bottle of their extra virgin olive oil for review so I immediately went to their recipe page for ideas. I found a great recipe for Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies and decided to give it a try. I have personally never seen a cookie recipe that did not contain butter or shortening so I was naturally intrigued. 

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

The cookies I baked
  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ cup California Olive Ranch extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 or 2 Tbsp. of milk (or rice milk)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
Combine sugars, vanilla, and olive oil. Beat in the eggs one a time. Gradually beat in the flour mixture, then add in 1 Tbsp. of milk to make the dough a bit firmer, maybe another tablespoon if you feel the dough is too sticky/dry (I use about 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon).
Roll the dough into balls with your hands and place on a greased and/or lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden and set. (Mine took about 10 and a half minutes.) These overbake quickly, so it’s better to take them out a bit early if you’re unsure. Allow to cool for a bit on the baking sheet, then move to another surface to finish cooling.
Recipe courtesy of Sydney Kania

  The recipe was very simple to follow and I love the way it makes even cookies better for you. I of course had to test a bite of dough and it tasted amazing. I know most people say don't eat raw cookie dough, but I have personally never had a problem with it. The flavor of the olive oil in the dough gave it a really delicious  flavor and the dough was not so greasy feeling on my tongue. Hubby even says they are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made.

 After smelling these  little beauties baking for 10 minutes We were ready to give em a try. Absolutely wonderful flavor and texture. I like how they have an almost crunchy outside but the inside melts in your mouth. I can't wait to try out the next California Olive Ranch recipe. This stuff is goo y'all.

 I love that California Olive Ranch's olive oil tastes great right out of the bottle. It does not have that weird old smell you can get from some olive oils. It tastes fresh and light. You can tell the people at California Olive Ranch take pride in what they do. This kind of pride shows through in their oils. Wonderful.

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 Ready to buy? Head on over to California Olive Ranch's store or check out their store locator to find some near you.

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