Olive Oil, Rosemary & Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies [Shanghai Spice}

Olive Oil, Rosemary & Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Y’all.

These cookies are too good to be true. Extra virgin olive oil, fresh rosemary, dark chocolate, sea salt. Need I say more?

It is also a small batch recipe (thank the Lord since I’m baking in a toaster oven) so it comes together in no time, you can have these in your belly in about 30 minutes. You’re welcome.

Olive Oil, Rosemary & Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies [Shanghai Spice}

Olive Oil, Rosemary & Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I haven’t made cookies in MONTHS, which I’m pretty sure is a record for me. I had all of this fresh rosemary in my fridge smelling absolutely amazing, and for some reason I thought it would taste good with chocolate. I was right.

Also poor Shiraz (the bf), has caught a nasty cold. Could it be because he works around hundreds of snotty 3 years olds all day in a school that probably doesn’t turn the heat on unless the temperature drops below 20 degress, perhaps. Nevertheless, the only cure for a cold is cookies, as any doctor will tell you.

Olive Oil, Rosemary & Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies [Shanghai Spice]

The Freshest Rosemary

I adapted this recipe from on of my favorite blogs, Ambitious Kitchen. She makes an olive oil cookie with whole wheat flour and chocolate chips that I have been itching to try. It calls for olive oil & molasses to make the cookie chewy, and the smell of these ingredients baking with the rosemary is amazing.

I am already thinking of other ways to combine all of these flavor profiles in other recipes. Unfortunately for me (and you) this recipe only makes 12 cookies, but it will be the best 12 cookies you’ve had in a long while.

Olive Oil, Rosemary & Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies [Shanghai Spice]

Olive Oil, Rosemary & Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A big shout out to Kateandkimi.com for having good dark chocolate and herbs at decent prices. I have been really noticing how expense Shanghai is lately. Sometimes I don’t think about it or notice it really, but if you really want to eat healthy and make sure the food you’re buying isn’t full of lead, it’s gonna cost you! Anyway, back to the cookies.

Olive Oil, Rosemary & Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies [Shanghai Spice]

Up close and personal

Recipe adapted from Ambitious Kitchen, yields 12 cookies

  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 L egg
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of molasses
  • 1 100g bar of good quality dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon of finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • coarse sea salt for sprinkling

Olive Oil, Rosemary & Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies [Shanghai Spice]

Dat Dough Tho

How To:

  1. Preheat your oven (or toaster oven, in my case) to 350F or 175C
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt & baking soda
  3. In another, slightly larger bowl, mix the sugar, olive oil, molasses, egg & vanilla by hand until smooth.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Roughly chop the chocolate bar and finely chop the rosemary, fold into the dough
  6. Drop onto a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper by the tablespoon, and liberally sprinkle with coarse sea salt
  7. Bake for 7-8 minutes and then check. Mine baked extremely fast and anything past 8 minutes would have burned them. Every oven is different though, they are done when they begin to brown.
  8. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for several minutes before removing to complete cooling, they will be quit soft in the middle and chewy
  9. pig out

Olive Oil, Rosemary & Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies [Shanghai Spice]

Olive Oil, Rosemary & Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies with a cup of coffee

Olive oil is used in lieu of butter, and the molasses is used to keep them chewy, but it also works really well with the rosemary flavor-wise. They are absolutely perfect with a cup of black coffee.

Olive Oil, Rosemary & Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies [Shanghai Spice]

Stack em up high

These can be made vegan by using vegan chocolate and an egg substitute, can be made gluten free by using a GF flour.

Enjoy!!

 

 

Advertisements

15 thoughts on “Olive Oil, Rosemary & Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  1. Lynn | The Road to Honey says:

    I love to sprinkle sea salt on the top of my chocolate chip cookies but have never thought to add in rosemary (one of my favorite herbs). Can’t wait to give this a try.

  2. Erin says:

    Mandy, that’s interesting, where do you live? To be honest, I’m not 100% sure. The only thing I am thinking is that honey is slightly thicker in thinner than molasses, so they might spread more. But then again, I don’t imagine they would be much different. If you give it a try, please let me know!

  3. Nikki says:

    I just made these and they were SO amazing! I can’t stop eating them. The batter wasn’t very good (per usual cookie dough), but once baked ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so good. Thanks for sharing!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s