If you run out of eggs, and have no butter, but do find yourself with a serious chocolate craving, you can still make cookies, how's that for good news? These would also be perfect if you needed to bake a dairy-free dessert. 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 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa (use Valrhona dark if you want to get serious)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup hot water, plus 2 tablespoons
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.