Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
chocolate cookies stacked and bite taken out of one

Whole Wheat Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies with sea salt

Delicious, easy olive oil chocolate chip cookies with olive oil instead of butter and made with whole wheat flour. No one can tell that these gooey cookies are butter free!

Course Cookies, Dairy Free, Dessert
Keyword olive oil chocolate chip cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 150 kcal
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen


  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • coarse or flaked sea salt, for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine olive oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and molasses until smooth. Add dry mixture and mix until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Use a small cookie dough scoop and drop cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are slightly golden brown. 
  5. Cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling. Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired. Makes 12 cookies.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Crepes of Wrath.

TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE: Use an all purpose gluten free flour instead of whole wheat flour.

TO MAKE DAIRY FREE: Make sure you use dairy free chocolate.

TO MAKE VEGAN: Use vegan/dairy free chocolate chips such as the Enjoy Life brand and replace egg with 1/2 a banana or with a flax egg.

Nutrition Facts
Whole Wheat Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies with sea salt
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.6g9%
Carbohydrates 24.6g8%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.