We all need more flavor in our lives. Don’t you think? One of the treat recipes I tried recently was an Olive Oil Citrus Sugar Cookies. I use olive oil in my cooking almost every day. Do you? But, I had never tried olive in a cookies recipe. Have you tried baking with olive oil? I was a bit hesitant to try the recipe but, this cookies recipe sounded so good. Let me tell you this is the best olive oil sugar cookie when your looking for a bright flavored, lightly citrus-y, lemon sugar cookie.
This is a homemade sugar crinkle recipe that your sure to enjoy any time of year, and become a family favorite.
Olive Oil Sugar Cookies
I couldn’t put my fingers on it recipe until I tried the cookies. This recipe reminded me of my grandma Nina’s cookies. Which is a good thing. She was from Italy, and her cooking, and baking was amazing. This cookies recipe such an easy cookie to make. Trust me, you will want to try this recipe. It’s awesome for spring, summer or anytime your looking for a lemon sugar cookie.
I received European Extra Virgin Olive Oil for free to try in my recipe, and review. I will also be compensated, thanks to Mom’s Meet (momsmeet.com), and the European Unions, and Italy at FlavorYourLife.com #FlavorYourLife This page may contain affiliate links.
I also received recipe cards with some delicious looking recipes to try and EVO oil sprayer. I can’t wait to share more delicious cooking recipes with you! Bonus, this is exciting for me, as a mom who has to cook everyday. Some days I love it, embrace, and enjoy cooking. Other days I just want to get the job. Wink, wink. You know what I mean. Baking is always a treat to me. Let’s get mixing up this easy olive oil sugar cookie recipe.
Olive Oil Sugar Cookie
Steps for making sugar cookies with olive oil
- Mix together the sugar, fruity extra virgin olive oil, grated citrus together. Add eggs and finish mixing together. Set to the side.
- In another bowl add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt. Mix gently. Then add slowly to your sugar mixture. When fully mixed scoop up enough to roll into balls.
- Take each ball, roll them in sugar. Next place onto a non stick baking sheet. Bake in a pre heated oven 350 degrees 13- 20 minutes depending on size of sugar cookie.
- See full printable recipe with notes.
Olive Oil Citrus Sugar Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1-1/4 cup granulated sugar plus additional 1/4 cup for rolling
- Grated zest of 1 lemon
- Grated zest of 1 cutie tangerine or small orange
- 1/3 cup Fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 eggs room temp
- 1/2 tsp.vanilla extract
preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl combine sugar, lemon and tangerine zest, and olive oil. Mix with a spatula.
Add eggs, and vanilla. Stir together until smooth.
In a separate bowl add your flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir together gently. Then add slowly into sugar mixture, little by little while stirring. Continue mixing until dough is mixed.
Scoop the dough with a small scoop. Roll each scoop into a ball.
Roll the balls in sugar. After coating each ball place them several inches apart on a non stick sheet for baking. (they will spread- the bigger the ball the larger the spread)
If you roll your balls in Tbsp. size bake 11- 13 minutes. Ours used a small scoop, and were larger we baked them about 15-20 minutes. Checking every 5 minutes until done. They will be puffed, and cracked. We pulled ours just before they turned light brown.
Cool cookies, and enjoy!
1 Tbsp. = 36 small cookies, small scoop = 18 cookies.
Adapted from Flavor Your Life
We really enjoyed this crinkle sugar cookies. They are so pretty, and delicious. When visiting their site I had already know a little about Olive Oil but, found out some really great facts about olive oil, and information about European Olive Oils.
Why Choose European Olive Oils?
The bond between the people, and the land creating the finest extra virgin olive oil in the world goes back to 300 BC. Steeped in centuries of tradition. The expertise in growing and making of olive oil is revered.
How do you check for authenticity? Read this article about POD
How to pick a good olive oil?
- Spanish olive oil is typically golden yellow with a fruity, nutty flavor.
- Italian olive oil is often dark green, and has an herbal aroma, and a grassy flavor.
- Greek olive oil packs a strong flavor, and aroma, and tends to be green.
- French olive oil is typically pale in color, and has a mild flavor.
What makes an olive oil extra virgin?
Extra virgin olive oil is made by pressing without heat or chemicals. It represents the freshest, and purest olive oil.
The olive oil we used in our recipe was Zucchi. A sweet, and fruity extra virgin olive oil. I loved how it tastes, and can’t wait to try this extra virgin olive oil in more recipes. Along with using other varieties of European olive oils now that I’ve learned some of the differences in olive oils grown, and made.
Tips for cooking with olive oil, and keeping olive oil fresh.
- Olive oil has a high smoke point 400 F which means you can go from a light saute to fry. And lets not forget baking!
- The best storage for olive oil is in a dark, cool place 57 degrees F if possible. Not on the counter (occasionally guilty), near a stove, and never in the refrigerator.
How long do olive oils last or stay good?
- With lid tightly screwed, and stored properly it is best to use your olive oil within 6 months of opening, and 18 months of purchasing.
What other ways can you use extra virgin olive oil?
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