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Dark Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cookies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins


  • tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 110g raw brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 150g spelt flour (see notes)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 25g cocoa
  • 30g dark chocolate cut into chunks (or chocolate chips)
  • Icing sugar to dust cookies (optional)


  • Pre-heat the oven to 190°C and line a large baking tray with grease-proof/baking paper.
  • Beat the olive oil and sugar together, then beat in the egg. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate and salt.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir to combine everything together. The end result should be a dough you can easily handle.
  • Roll into balls of equal size and place each one on the baking tray with a little space apart. Push down with the back of a fork to flatten a little. Bake for around 12 minutes (until the edges are firm).
  • Remove from the oven and leave on the tray for a while, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. When cold, sprinkle with a little icing sugar (if using) and enjoy!


  1. If you would prefer to use regular (plain) flour, use 160g.
  2. I use grams in my recipes as weighing ingredients is the most accurate method. However, if cups are your thing, you can convert my measurements at Cook it Simply.