Monday, August 19, 2013

Butter-Flavored Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

This post is written by me on behalf of STAR Fine Foods. 

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So, Paul and I went camping this weekend.  Not glamping as they say these days, but real pitch-a-tent, build-a-fire, no-shower-for-2-days camping.  We relaxed, unplugged, cooked together, canoed, and relished in the crazy weather that is gracing us this August.  I can’t believe we had to be concerned with being cold in the middle of August in Missouri!

The whole time we were camping, though, I kept thinking about chocolate chip cookies.  I didn’t bake any to bring with us and I just really wanted one…maybe it’s because fall seems to be right around the corner, maybe it’s because my sweet tooth is just out of control, or maybe it was because I was looking forward to this post today.  All I know is, I’m made a second batch of these cookies when we got home on Saturday!

So about these cookies…when my good friends at STAR asked me if I wanted to develop a recipe for their top-secret new product, I jumped on board immediately.  I didn’t know what the product was (at that time) nor did I care because never have I been disappointed in a STAR product.  My shelves stay stocked with their oils, vinegars and artichokes.  So when I received the next email telling me that the product was butter-flavored olive oil, my jaw literally dropped.

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And then when the package came in the mail, the smell of butter was evident before I even opened the bottle.  I thought of many different ideas for recipes but when it came down to it, a recipe for classic chocolate chip cookies seemed the most appropriate for celebrating butter and butter-flavored baked goods!

STAR has put together a conversion chart for recipes that call for butter, for you to be able to sub the butter-flavored olive oil.  And best of all, the Butter-Flavored Olive Oil is available in stores today!  The butter flavor was definitely evident in these cookies, they were soft and fluffy and I promise you, you won’t miss the real butter.  Oh, and this oil might also be my new favorite popcorn topping, too!

STAR is offering a coupon for the Butter-Flavored Olive Oil, too!  Get the coupon!

Butter-Flavored Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Butter-Flavored Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen

Prep Time: 10 min

Total Time: 30 min

Classic chocolate chip cookies with a healthier twist - butter flavored olive oil! All the classic butter flavor with less fat than the classic favorite.


2 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. cornstarch
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup + 1 Tbs. STAR Fine Foods Butter-Flavored Olive Oil
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbs. vanilla
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
1.5 cups chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.

Combine the flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt in a medium bowl. Stir and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter-flavored olive oil, brown sugar, and granulated sugar and mix on low speed until thoroughly combined. Add the egg and mix until incorporated, then add the yolk mixing until combined. Add the vanilla and mix on medium speed until the eggs and vanilla are fully incorporated.

On low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients mixing just until no white streaks remain. Add the chocolate chips and mix until distributed throughout. Scoop the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets into 1-inch balls.

Bake in the pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes until the edges are just golden brown.

Recipe developed for STAR Fine Foods

Butter-Flavored Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Disclaimer: I have an ongoing relationship with STAR Fine Foods for recipe development.  This post is written by me on behalf of STAR; all text, photos and opinions expressed are my own, as always.


46 Responses to “Butter-Flavored Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 19, 2013 @ 6:08 am

    Where has this been all my life?! I need to try this stuff! I love baking cakes with oil b/c it keeps them softer but sometimes I do miss the butter flavor. This is the best of both worlds. And great idea to use it in cookies!

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    Aggie — August 19, 2013 @ 6:11 am

    Pitch tent camping with your sweetie sounds fun!! That’s an experience I’ll probably never share with my hubby lol, we are not camping people…I did it once or twice back in the day, but with experienced people, I have no clue.

    These cookies sound amazing!! I can understand why you were craving them all weekend 🙂

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 19, 2013 @ 6:25 am

    Butter olive oil?!?! Giiiirrrrl, that’s awesome! Also, I love that you and Paul do straight up camping! My boy and I did the same thing this past weekend – so fun!

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    Tieghan — August 19, 2013 @ 7:01 am

    Whoa!! Butter olive oil?!? That sounds like the perfect thing for cakes! These look awesome and it is perfect since I am headed to the store soon! Must putt this on my list!

  5. #
    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — August 19, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    These sound fantastic!

  6. #
    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — August 19, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    I’ve never seen butter flavored olive oil over here but these cookies look terrific.

  7. #
    Tracey — August 19, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    Wow, butter-flavored oil?? That’s awesome. And I’m totally with you – chocolate chip cookies would have come to mind first for me too. These look so good 🙂

  8. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — August 19, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    I have got to get on the cornstarch + chocolate chip cookie bandwagon. I keep seeing it in cookies!!! BTW Love that this has butter flavored olive oil!!

  9. #
    Rachel Cooks — August 19, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    How interesting! And on popcorn?! I think I can get on board with that….

  10. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — August 19, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    I love the idea of butter-flavored olive oil! And these cookies – genius!!

  11. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — August 19, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    WHAAA??! This is so cool!!

  12. #
    Sues — August 19, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    Butter olive oil is probably the best idea ever! And putting it in cookies is the second best idea 🙂

  13. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — August 19, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    I haven’t camped like that in about 10 years. It was so much fun being in the outdoors in a tent and actually sleeping on the ground.

    I can’t wait to check out this butter olive oil.

  14. #
    Julia — August 19, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    Glad you and hubs had a relaxing weekend in the woods. I love camping and there’s nothing like being in the wilderness where cell recipetion is spotty at best and there’s not a computer in sight. So fun! I’m thrilled about butter flavored olive oil! This is the first I’ve seen it and the possibilities are endless!

  15. #
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — August 19, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    i want to try that olive oil! yum! i bet these cookies are amazing…best of both worlds 🙂

  16. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — August 19, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Oh my, that ooey gooey chocolate. These look divine 🙂

  17. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — August 19, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    EEEEK! I am so excited about this new product! Butter and olive oil? Yes, please!

  18. #
    saly @ sallys baking addiction — August 19, 2013 @ 10:42 am

    I have to try this olive oil! Your cookies look wonderful Cassie. Like all of your cookie recipes!

  19. #
    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — August 19, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    Butter flavored olive oil – that is a genius idea! These cookies look wonderful. I’ve been meaning to try olive oil cookies, this might just be the excuse I need.

  20. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — August 19, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    We went camping a few weeks ago, for the first time actually, and ate likes kings! I prepped everything before we left and loaded up the ice chests. It was somewhat ridiculous, but worth it. What can I say, I’m a camping newbie. I did not, however, bring any cookies or baked goods. Camping fail. Love these and this olive oil!

  21. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — August 19, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    I want to go camping so bad! I don’t mind the whole sleeping outside thing but I’m terrified of the animals!

    I hope I can find this oil. I bet it made delicious cookies!

  22. #
    Joanne — August 19, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    I’m so glad that you guys enjoyed your weekend off the radar!! That’s awesome. The.boy and i definitely need to do something like that one of these days!!

    How awesome are these cookies?!? I could convince myself that they’re healthy with the olive oil!!

  23. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 19, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    Oh these cookies look so good, love the idea of butter flavored olive oil…the best of both worlds! 🙂

  24. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — August 19, 2013 @ 5:47 pm

    You had me at butter flavored! 😉 I need some of that olive oil

  25. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — August 19, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

    These cookies sound amazing and it sounds like your camping trip was wonderful!

  26. #
    Ashley@BakerbyNature — August 19, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

    You can never have too many cookie recipes, and these look like a MUST try, Cassie!

  27. #
    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — August 19, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

    This is GENIUS! Can’t wait to try these!

  28. #
    Des — August 19, 2013 @ 8:20 pm

    Love these cookies! Would you believe me if I told you that my husband has never EVER been camping?! Crazy right? I must get him to try it at least once, maybe if I promise to bring these cookies with me I will get him to go with me 🙂

  29. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — August 19, 2013 @ 11:10 pm

    Butter-flavored olive oil?!! I must have this! These look so good!

  30. #
    DessertForTwo — August 20, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    Where has this been my whole life? I need some, stat!

    Your camping trip sounds awesome 🙂

  31. #
    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — August 20, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    Thta butter flavoured oil sounds amazing! I wish we could get it here in Spain 🙁
    And the cookies look fantastic, I’d eat sooooo many of them 😉

  32. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — August 20, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    Sounds like a great weekend! I love these! Chocolate chip cookies are my weakness, and I have never tried them like this before so I am eager to give these a try. Any excuse for to make chocolate chip cookie, right? 😉

  33. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — August 20, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    Cassie, you never need a reason to crave a chocolate chip cookies (heck, I practically crave them when I wake up in the morning, lol). Thanks for sharing this product with us too–it sounds awesome!

  34. #
    Jackie @ The Beeroness — August 20, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    I LOVE this. I’m to trying to cut back on dairy and this is perfect. and those cookies look fantastic!

  35. #
    Ruthy @ Omeletta — August 20, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    what a great idea for vegan baking! I’ve been struggling with finding a good substitute in some vegan recipe I’m working on, and this would be super handy.

  36. #
    Sandy@ReluctantEntertainer — August 20, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    I always love your cookies, Cassie! Miss you!

  37. #
    Monet — August 20, 2013 @ 10:08 pm

    Oh my goodness! How cool is this? I can’t believe there is butter flavored olive oil. Now all I want is a big batch of these chocolate chip cookies. Thank you for sharing!

  38. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — August 21, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    Wow! This is crazy cool! Im going to have to find some of this! Its like the best of both worlds! Awesome!
    We went camping this past weekend too..with two little babes, it was interesting! haha Probably not as relaxing as yours, but enjoyable and fun still!

  39. #
    Courtney @ Neighborfood — August 21, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    Whaaaaaat? How cool is this? And how INCREDIBLE would this be on popcorn. Definitely going to have to try this!

  40. #
    Amy @ Elephant Eats — August 21, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    oooh, butter flavored olive oil?! Amazing! These cookies look so yummy. Also, I’m very jealous of your camping wknd. The last time I went camping was at summer camp and I’ve been dying to,but my hubby doesn’t know how and I’m scared to be with someone who doesn’ tknow what they’re doing, haha.

  41. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — August 21, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

    Oh wow, these cookies are TOO cool, Cassie! I so wanna try a butter-free cookie… so much more heart healthy and just as delicious, I bet! Thanks for sharing.

  42. #
    Mercedes — August 26, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    I am so intrigued! The texture of your cookies looks perfect and I can only imagine how moist using the butter-flavored olive oil makes them! It is so helpful that Star provides a conversion chart! I am printing out the coupon to try it!

  43. #
    alex — August 29, 2013 @ 12:04 am

    I need this oil and these cookies now! NOW!

  44. #
    Melinda — June 5, 2017 @ 11:11 am

    FYI y’all, sad news for anyone who was interested in looking for the product: the Butter-Flavored Olive Oil was discontinued a while back 🙁

  45. #
    Melinda — June 5, 2017 @ 11:20 am

    Using STAR’s conversion chart (, it looks like this recipe would convert from [1/2 C + 1 T] of oil to [2/3 C + 1 T + 1 t] or [3/4 C – 2 t] of butter. 🙂


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