Israeli Olive Oil and Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Happy Hanukkah!

The perfect Hanukah treat – Israeli Olive Oil & Chocolate with a touch of sea salt is sure to light your candles!!

INGREDIENTS:

Israeli Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3/4 cup (240 ml)
Sugar  1 cup (200 grams)
2 Eggs
Vanilla Extract  2 tsp
All-Purpose Flour 2 Cups
Cocoa Powder 2/3 cup (65 grams)
Baking Soda 1¼ tsp
Kosher Salt  ½ tsp
*Holy Cacao Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans 2 x 100 gram Bags 
Sea Salt Flakes  Garnishing

 

 * Alternative: Chocolate Covered Peanuts

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix the olive oil and sugar together in a large bowl.
  2. Next, add the eggs and vanilla extract to the mix and blend until everything is thoroughly combined.
  3. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and kosher salt in a medium size bowl.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the olive oil mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Add one of the bags of chocolate covered coffee beans (or peanuts) and mix to evenly distribute in the cookie dough.
  6. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat your oven to 350ºF
  8. Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  9. Using a tablespoon – form your cookies and place them onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  10. In the middle of each cookie, place one or two of the chocolate covered espresso beans from your second bag and gently press them into the dough.
  11. Sprinkle a few salt flakes on top of each cookie.
  12. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes – allow the cookies to cool before removing them from the cookie sheet.

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