One of my dear friends gave me this recipe for Chocolate Sin Cookies and I was totally shocked when I saw that these cookies were made with olive oil!

a cooling rack with olive oil chocolate sin cookies

A long time ago an old neighbor brought these Chocolate Sin Cookies over to us. Though I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a kiss on top. Maybe just chocolate chips? I can’t remember. Either way we thought they were delicious and I was totally floored when she said that they were made with olive oil. Obviously I needed the recipe!

We are always getting asked about recipes that don’t use butter, so this was a great cookie recipe to throw onto the blog.

Don’t get me wrong, I happen to love me some butter, but I adore olive oil and that it’s a healthier fat so that sold me on these healthy cookies before even trying them.

a white board with olive oil chocolate sin cookies

Chocolate Sin Cookies

Chocolate Sin Cookies are a tender, chocolatey cookie that is rolled in powdered sugar and topped with a chocolate kiss. It’s like your favorite peanut butter blossom cookie, but a healthier chocolate version.

Because you’re using olive oil the cookie will be light and tender which is exactly what I love about a good cookie. Nothing crispy over here.

Can Olive Oil Replace Butter in Cookies?

Before you get all worried about using olive oil instead of butter let’s talk about why this totally works.

When switching to an oil in a quick bread recipe you can pretty much sub evenly, however in cookies the bake won’t work the same, so you’ll need to change your measurements.

  • The Rule for Olive Oil in Cookies- Substitute 3/4 the amount of butter for olive oil. For example, if you’re needing 1 cup of butter, use 3/4 cup of olive oil, or 8 tablespoons of butter would be 6 tablespoons of olive oil.

What Kind of Olive Oil to Use in Cookies

The most important part about this recipe is to use the proper kind of olive oil. A dark, rich olive oil will be far too flavorful in these chocolate sin cookies. You want to use the healthier fat, but you still want the cookies to taste like dessert. Because of this be sure that you use a light olive oil.

How to Store Olive Oil Cookies

Olive oil cookies can be stored the same way as a regular cookie, in a storage container or sealed bag. Place the sealed container on the counter for up to 3 days.

To store chocolate sin cookies in the freezer, allow them to cool completely and then place them in a freezer bag, pressing out the air and sealing it closed. Store the cookies flat in the freezer.

a cooling rack with olive oil chocolate sin cookies

Can You Freeze Olive Oil Cookie Dough?

You can freeze the cookie dough in a sealed freezer bag, laying them flat in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Can You Use Coconut Oil Instead of Olive Oil?

If you don’t happen to have olive oil or you want to substitute something else, our recommendation is to use coconut oil instead of olive oil. Coconut oil can lend a very slight coconut flavor, but that is quite well masked by the chocolate.


Chocolate Sin Cookies

4.10 from 10 votes
Servings: 36
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes


One of my dear friends gave me this recipe for Chocolate Sin Cookies and I was totally shocked when I saw that these cookies were made with olive oil!


  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil, pure or light, Megan says pure is the best to use, but Bertolli has a good extra light tasting one
  • 1 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Eggs, large, beaten to a pulp
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract, pure
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa, unsweetened
  • 2 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 24 Candy, chocolate kisses, unwrapped


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Lightly coat large cookie sheet with olive oil cooking spray.
  • In mixer bowl add olive oil, sugar, eggs and milk.
    1/2 Cup Olive Oil, 1 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar, 3 Eggs, 3 Tablespoons Milk
  • Beat well.
  • Blend in vanilla and cocoa.
    2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract, 1/2 Cup Cocoa
  • Add flour, baking powder and salt.
    2 1/4 Cup Flour, 2 teaspoons Baking Powder, 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • Mix until well blended.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar and roll until well coated.
    1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • Place 3 per row.
  • Bake for 7 minutes.
  • Remove and press a kiss or a chunk of dark chocolate into the center of each cookie.
    24 Candy


cookies can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1gCalories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 55mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 23IUCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Over 400 Baby Shower Food Ideas that Taste Amazing

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a cooling rack with olive oil chocolate sin cookies