Chocolate Orange Olive Oil Cookies

Ingredients:

2 Cups Flour
¾ Ground Almonds
3 eggs
½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
¼ Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Finely Grated Orange Zest
1¼ Cups Sugar
2/3 Cup Midtown Olive Oil Blood Orange Olive Oil1½ Cups Chocolate Chips, Melted and Cooled
1 Cup Toasted Walnuts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, soda, salt. Set aside.

Stir the olive oil into the melted chocolate. Set aside.

In a large bowl mixing bowl rub the orange zest into the sugar until fragrant. Stir in the ground almonds. With an electric mixer on medium beat in the eggs and beating until well combined. Add the chocolate mixture and continue beating until smooth.

Add the flour mixture and then the walnuts blending just until combined. Do not overmix.

Drop dough by Tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, 1½ inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. (Rounded teaspoonful sized cookies bake for 8 minutes.) Immediately transfer to a rack to cool.


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