These simple sugar cookies are deceptive in how much flavor they have!

Using a combination of olive oil and butter keeps these cookies on the chewy and fluffy side, without spreading too flat.  The Raspberry EVOO adds a terrific fragrance and the Almond Creme White Balsamic gives these cookies a beautiful background sweet note.

Raspberry Almond Sugar Cookies
35-40 minutes total (10 minutes cook • 15-25 minutes prep)
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Raspberry Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Almond Creme White Balsamic
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat; set aside.  In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Using a separate mixing bowl, either with a stand mixer or a hand mixer, cream together the softened butter, Raspberry EVOO and sugar on medium-high speed until the mixture is light and fluffy and a pale yellow color, about 2 minutes. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, and beat on medium-low speed until each is combined, followed by the Almond Creme White Balsamic and vanilla extract.. Gradually add in the dry ingredient mixture and beat until it is evenly incorporated.

Roll the dough into small balls, about 1-inch in diameter. Place dough balls on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until the cookies begin to slightly crack on top. Remove from the oven and let cool for 4-5 minutes. Transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Store in a sealed container for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Makes 24-30 cookies

Notes

This cookie recipe just begs to be played around with!  Try it by switching out the olive oil and balsamic combination to create all new sugar cookies - here are some examples:

  • Meyer Lemon EVOO and Strawberry Basil White Balsamic
  • Vanilla EVOO and Honey Ginger White Balsamic
  • Strawberry EVOO and Chocolate Dark Balsamic
  • Persian Lime EVOO & Honey Raspberry White Balsamic
  • For a herbaceous take, try Basil Lemongrass EVOO and Lemongrass Mint White Balsamic

What combos have you tried?

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