18 February, 2011

Olive Oil and Ginger Cookies

Can I tell you a secret?
Olive oil cookies are good. So good. I thought they would taste gross, oily and kinda fruity.. but their actually pretty edible and addictive, and morish, and delicious, and rad... enough to get you to whip up a batch of these?

Just another extra fab bonus to add.. these cookies are 50 calories each! Eat to your hearts content. Thats a trick instruction, just eat wisely ;)

Olive Oil and Ginger Cookies
                        Adapted from Weight Watchers

- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
- 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, using a fork. Stir in 2/3 cup oil, and the vanilla. Reserve 1 tablespoon sugar; add the remaining to the oil mixture.
    Sift together the flour, ground ginger, baking powder and salt. Add to the egg mixture.
    Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Stamp each cookie flat with the bottom of a glass dipped in the reserved sugar, continuing to dip the glass as you prepare the cookies. (Oil the glass before dipping in the sugar.)Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the cookies at once from the cookie sheet.

  • Remember, these cookies are 50 calories each, having 5 does not make you more healthy! You mays as well eat a whole Cheesecake! Hehehehe, sorry I had to say it...

    1 comment:

    Food Floozy said...

    Perfect recipie, thanks! I'm putting 2 tablespoons of ginger in however, as I like a real spicy kick. Thanks for the olive oil base! :D