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Olive Oil and Sea Salt Double Chocolate Cookies

I debated whether or not to post this recipe because the truth is, aside from cutting down the amount of chocolate chips, I didn’t alter the ingredients or directions.  That being said: can we agree that a good recipe is a good recipe, and spreading the gospel is all that really matters?

The original recipe is posted here. Original recipe? While we’re on the topic, I have decided that recipes are like melodies in the music world. Take the Vanilla Ice debacle. Or the origins of rock and roll. Or any basic combination of musical notes. Chances are, it’s been done before.  And by the time a list of ingredients and directions makes it into my kitchen…well, you get the point.

But altering, simplifying, and/or perfecting a combination of ingredients is a challenge that keeps me hooked. So enjoy the recipe below and know that in today’s world, it’s tough to do something unique. But I will do my best! In the meantime, I will also share any worthwhile recipes that (forgive me) I maybe didn’t think of all by myself.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of olive oil

2 eggs

1/2 teaspoon sea salt (additional for topping)

1 teaspoon baking soda (dissolve in 1 tablespoon of hot water and set aside)

1 cup of white sugar

1 cup of baking chips (I used Trader Joe’s Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunks)

3/4 cup of flour

3/4 cup of cocoa powder

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add the olive and sugar into a large mixing bowl.  Beat together until ingredients are well combined.

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Add the eggs and continue to mix thoroughly between each egg. Add in the cocoa powder, flour, and salt and beat until dough comes together and is evenly mixed.  Add in the dissolved baking soda, mix, and add in the chocolate chips.  Prepare a cookie sheet (use parchment or non-stick spray).

Scoop dough into large tablespoons and arrange on cookie sheet.  Sprinkle a small amount of sea salt on each dough ball.  Note: my sister tried the recipe with an automatic mixer while I mixed manually.  Her dough spread evenly in the oven.  My first batch stayed similar to the shape in which it had been placed, so the second time around I used my palm to flatten the balls into small discs.

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Bake for 10 minutes (8 for extra gooey) and let cool. Enjoy!

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