Springtime Olive Oil Sugar Cookies

Recipe and photos provided by Love & Olive Oil @http://www.loveandoliveoil.com

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 Ancient Olive; be creative and try several different flavors! Some of our favorite olive oils to use in this recipe: lemon OO (add some finely chopped fresh rosemary), blood orange OO, Persian lime OO, rosemary OO and basil OO  or almond oil (serve with strawberry slices and a drizzle of our strawberry balsamic vinegar. For a slightly more savory version, make these cookies with one of our mild, super fresh single varietal EVOOs.

Total Time: 45 min Yield: 32



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.

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