Friday, August 10, 2012

Olive Oil Oatmeal Cookies

Olive Oil Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies.  Give me the choice of cookies any day, and my #1 will be oatmeal.  Brown sugary, chewy, full of cinnamon and all that oatmeal texture.  Yep, without a doubt, I am an oatmeal cookie girl.

So remember when the fine people at Star Fine Foods sent me this amazing package of goodies? Well, I am bursting at the seems with all of this great olive oil, olives, vinegar, etc.  And while we have been enjoying some really great homemade salad dressings and pasta dishes, I was really just ready for a cookie.  So I thought to myself, “why not make an oatmeal cookie with olive oil?”  So I did it.  Annnd it’s amazing.  Even without butter, they are still nutty.  The texture is just how I love it too: soft and chewy in the center, and just enough of a bite on the outside!  I used a mini batch of cookies that I adapted from this cookie.  The batch took literally 20 minutes.  And when you are a 20-something with the patience of a 4-year-old, this is a good thing.

Olive Oil Oatmeal Cookies

Silpat liners – these are also very good things.  I have simpy fallen in love with how easy these are to use.  Cookie (and anything that you bake on them) bake evenly, they slide right off of the liners and they wipe clean.  Simple, simple, simple.  Now you have more time to eat cookies.  This is always a good thing.

Oh – and one more good thing – Silpat is giving a Silpat Half Sheet to one of YOU! I don’t bake cookies without these amazing liners, so neither should you!  If you aren’t convinced yet, Silpat has a YouTube channel that is full of awesome information! See below for giveaway details!

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Olive Oil Oatmeal Cookies | Small Recipe

Yield: 6 cookies

Total Time: 15 minutes

A recipe for soft and chewy oatmeal cookies made with all of the classic ingredients - oats, cinnamon and brown sugar, along with one not-so-classic ingredient - olive oil.


6 Tbs. (1/4 cup + 2 Tbs.) all-purpose flour
6 Tbs. (1/4 cup + 2 Tbs.) old-fashioned oats
3 Tbs. brown sugar, packed
1 Tbs. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 Tbs. beaten egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbs. Star Fine Foods Extra Light Olive Oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat liner.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and mix until combined. Add the egg and vanilla and mix to combine. Pour in the olive oil and mix until combined.

Scoop the dough by rounded tablespoon onto the Silpat liner. Bake in the preheated oven for 9-10 minutes until the cookies are just lightly browned on the edges. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet. Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Cassie's Notes:
For added texture and flavor, add in some cinnamon chips, butterscotch chips, raisins or walnuts before baking. (About 2 tablespoons of any add-in you'd like.)

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Olive Oil Oatmeal Cookies

Disclaimer: This giveaway is being sponsored by Silpat .  I am not being compensated for this post, however, I did receive a half-sheet Silpat to review.   As always, my opinions are 100% my own.  For my full site disclosure, click here.  This post contains affiliate links. 

Olive Oil Oatmeal Cookies


149 Responses to “Olive Oil Oatmeal Cookies”

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    Shaina — August 11, 2012 @ 3:38 pm
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    Shaina — August 11, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

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    Bobbie {the vegan crew} — August 11, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    These cookies look pretty fantastic! And I love the giveaway! My favorite cookie is a peanut butter cookie. I’m always in trouble when I whip up a batch of these 🙂

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    Bobbie {the vegan crew} — August 11, 2012 @ 4:23 pm
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    Ashlie — August 11, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

    My all time favorite cookie is actually the “no-bake” cookie – oats, peanut butter, cocoa powder, butter, sugar…yum almost more candy than cookie. But I love all kinds of baked cookies (oatmeal chocolate chip is probably my favorite, but good ole chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, and simple shortbread are all lovely) and that silpat would get a ton of use in my kitchen!

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    Cadry — August 11, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

    My all-time favorite cookie is the classic chocolate chip. My favorite recipe is all vegan and includes flour, chocolate chips, molasses, brown sugar, maple syrup, baking powder & soda, and canola oil. These simple ingredients come together to make one heck of a delicious cookie!

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    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — August 11, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    These cookies look so soft and chewy, just the way I like them! I have always wanted a Silpat and my all time without a doubt favorite cookie is the Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookie!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — August 11, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

    I am an oatmeal cookie fanatic too and I can’t wait to try this recipe with olive oil!

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    Ashley — August 12, 2012 @ 7:15 am

    My favorite cookie – chickpea coco oat cookies! I tried these ages ago when I was trying to find an interesting cookie recipe and became a little addicted. SO yummy!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — August 12, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    I have 5 Silpats. That must mean I love them, right? 🙂 So I don’t need to enter, just wanted to say that I love that you used olive oil in these cookies! And I also love oatmeal cookies. It’s been ages since I made them. I need them back in my life!

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — August 12, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    Cassie.. I am with you…I much prefer oatmeal over any other type of cookie (though I really love shortbread, too!) I have yet to try olive oil in my sweet baking but am so intrigued. And I hate to admit it, but I’m still a parchment girl! So, your post is pushing me to change! Hope you have a GREAT week! : )

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    Jessica L. — August 12, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

    My all-time favorite would definitely be my mom’s oatmeal chocolate chip. They are my go-to cookie whenever I need that chocolate chip fix!

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    Kristen M. — August 13, 2012 @ 12:23 am

    I’m partial to oatmeal/coconut cookies.

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    Angie — August 13, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    I think this is going to be my new favorite cookie. Yummy!

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    june — August 13, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

    no bake chocolate oatmeal

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    My favorite cookie has always been oatmeal raisin. Yours look delicious, but yeah, I’d be adding the golden raisins. 🙂 I love my Silpats and can’t imagine being without them now. Talk about spoiled!

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    katherine d — August 14, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    I love my grandmother’s italian lemon love knots. It’s a kind of lemon shortbread/sugar cookie that is rolled out into 5in ropes and then twisted into a pretzel/knot shape, then baked. It’s then finished with a lemon confectionary sugar glaze.

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    Therese — August 14, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    My favorite cookie is the monster cookies I grew up with: Thankfully, I can make them gluten-free now! They have every good cookie ingredient in my opinion: oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and M&Ms!

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    Linda S. — August 14, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    Snickerdoodles are my favorite (my mom’s recipe).

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    Linda S. — August 14, 2012 @ 10:45 am

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    luv what you do — August 14, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

    These cookies look awesome! I can’t believe that I haven’t tried olive oil in cookies yet. My new all time favorite cookie which I am obsesed with right now is this Toffee Cookie Brittle

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    Lisa — August 15, 2012 @ 12:00 am

    My favorite cookies are chewy ginger cookies with pumpkin dip that my mom makes every fall!

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    Ashley - baker by nature — August 15, 2012 @ 6:34 am

    I love olive oil in baked goods! This is so creative, Cassie. Now I just need to remember to pick up olive oil at the store (can you believe I’ve been out for 2 days now – the horror!).

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    Jeffrey — August 15, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    I love Chocolate chip cookies made with milk, semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate and toasted pecans.

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    Jeffrey — August 15, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

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    Jenny @ BAKE — August 16, 2012 @ 6:37 am

    I’m an oatmeal cookie girl to! i love that cake stand!

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    Meghan — August 16, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    How did I miss these cookies?? They look fantastic & love that you used olive oil! Asking me to pick my favorite cookie is a very tough question, but I’m gonna have to say tri -color cookies. Aren’t silpats the best?!

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    Claire — August 16, 2012 @ 10:55 pm

    I love a good classic snickerdoodle 🙂

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    Kristin Bailey — August 18, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    Thank you so much!

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    what is coconut oil for — August 27, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

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