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Easy sugar cookies recipe with olive oil feat

Easy sugar cookies recipe with olive oil

This easy sugar cookies recipe is made with half butter and half olive oil and makes the most delicious and crispy cookies. They can be cut-out or rolled by hand.
Course cookies, Snack, Sweet
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword cookies, easy, olive oil, sugar
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 71 kcal
Author The Hungry Bites

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (110 grams) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest (or lemon zest)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (75 grams) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (75 grams) butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (5 grams) baking powder

Optional:

  • Melted chocolate, strawberry jam, icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Transfer the sugar, the cinnamon, the zest, the salt, the olive oil, and the butter to a bowl and whisk until pale and fluffy. Add the egg and the vanilla and whisk until incorporated.
  2. Mix the flour with the baking powder and add it to the olive oil and butter mixture. Mix with a spatula just until the flour is absorbed.
  3. Let the dough rest, line your pan with baking paper, and preheat your oven to 356°F (180°C).
  4. Make the cookies and transfer them to the pan, leaving some space between them. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a rack to cool.
  5. Eat them plain, sandwich them with some strawberry jam, or decorate with melted chocolate.

Recipe Notes

Measure the butter and olive oil easily: Use a measuring cup of 3/4 cups size, fill the half with butter (just eyeball it) and the rest with olive oil.