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.