Olive Oil Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


about 2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
One of my favorite combinations is honey, olive oil and sea salt. It works great in cookies as well as savory things. Add to that notes of lemon and rosemary and you've got yourself a one-of-a-kind treat. —Bryan Kennedy, Kaneohe, Hawaii


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 large egg, roome temperature
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 2 teaspoons sea salt, divided


  1. In a large bowl, beat sugar and oil until blended. Beat in the egg, then honey and lemon extract. Combine the flours, rosemary, lemon peel, baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Gradually add to sugar mixture; mix just until combined.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle tops with remaining sea salt. Bake at 350° for 9-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 114 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 303mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.