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Olive Oil Is The Key To A Richer Chocolate Chip Cookie
By Mikala Lugen
Because of its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-cancer properties, many people choose to swap in olive oil for butter when baking. Making this swap for your chocolate chip cookie recipe can help to get a moist consistency.
A more mild and buttery olive oil will add those flavors to your cookies, while a higher-quality extra virgin olive oil brings a richer flavor and complements the sweetness of the cookies. It's also important to consider the quality of the olive oil you are using, as cheaper olive oils can be cut with canola or vegetable oils.
While you can almost always use olive oil when a recipe calls for melted butter, when the recipe calls for softened butter, using olive oil could make the dough or batter thinner. Regardless, when swapping in olive oil for butter, you'll want to use a 3:4 olive-oil-to-butter ratio.