CHOCOLATE OLIVE OIL COOKIES

If you run out of eggs, and have no butter, but do find yourself with a serious chocolate craving, you can make these! The olive oil makes a brownie-like batter. Scoop the dough with a spoon into rounds and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. The result? Fudgy, salty-sweet, soft chocolate cookies.

CHOCOLATE OLIVE OIL COOKIES WITH SEA SALT

Adapted from Take a Megabite

3/4 c. flour

1/3 c. cocoa (use Valrhona dark if you want to get serious)

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 c. sugar

2 1/2 T. olive oil

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 c. hot water, plus 2 T.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. Add oil, water and vanilla. Beat until the batter is stiff (it will have a brownie batter-like consistency).

Drop heaping spoonfuls of the batter on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse or flaked sea salt. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.