Looking for a simple and delicious cookie recipe? Try these olive oil and lemon cookies! These light, crispy cookies are bursting with citrus flavor. Plus, they're made with heart-healthy olive oil, so you can indulge without feeling guilty.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
2 large eggs
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup powdered sugar, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl, combine the sugar and lemon zest. Rub the mixture together with your fingers to release the lemon oil.
Add the eggs to the sugar mixture and whisk until light and frothy, about 2 minutes.
Gradually whisk in the olive oil, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and stir until just combined.
Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Dust the cookies with powdered sugar before serving.
These cookies are the perfect light summer cookie to enjoy and share with friends and family! The combination of olive oil and lemon gives them a unique flavor that's sure to impress. They are also easy to whip up and fun to make! Enjoy!