Chocolate Olive Oil Crinkle Cookies & Giveaway!!!

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Ever since I have experienced olive oil tasting in one of the events in Orange Food Week, I have learned to keep different types of olive oil for various purposes. I confess I used to keep an all-purpose olive oil. I know, I know, you can lift your jaw from the floor now. I didn’t know better then.

Now I have a small collection of olive oil. One for salad dressing, one is for dipping with bread and the other for sautéing as well as baking.  With my slight addiction of dipping sourdough in olive oil (so delicious!) as well as my fondness of baking a lot of olive oil, I felt like I have come a long way from just associating olive oil with salad dressing.

If you are wondering which olive oil should be use for what, well, wonder no more as Bertolli Olive Oil has launched an online campaign to educate food lovers on the benefits of using the correct type olive oil for cooking.  Whilst I worked on the basis of the more expensive olive oil is for direct consumption and the cheaper one is for cooking, the recent packaging of Bertolli Olive Oil actually specifies  the recommended usage of each type of their olive oil:-

  • Classico: Best Choice for barbequing & roasting
  • Extra Light: Best for baking and frying
  • Extra Virgin: Best for salads, pasta sauces & dips

Although I wonder, which one of the above is better to use as eye make remover eh? Lol

Jokes aside, these olive oil crinkle cookies have been on my mind for a while.  They looked spectacular as well as spontaneous-baker-friendly. Having no butter in bakegoods does not mean it is less decadent.

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{Expect moist, soft and slightly chewy as well as super chocolatey cookies. These cookies are so satisfying that you don’t feel like missing out on butter…}

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Here is an opportunity one Fuss Free Cooking reader to own a set of three Bertolli Olive Oil above (Classico, Extra Light and Extra Virgin) courtesy of the company. All you have to do is to comment below and tell me your favourite dish/dessert made with olive oil and I will select ONE WINNER with the best answer.


  • This giveaway is open to residents of Australia only
  • Prize can not be exchanged for money
  • One entry per person
  • Entry is open from 24 June 2013 to 8th July 2013 (2 weeks).

Please check out the following to learn more about Bertolli Olive Oil and connect with other olive oil enthusiasts:-

Disclosure: This is neither a sponsored post nor  I’m being paid to host a giveaway. However the olive oil was provided to me for editorial consideration.


31 Responses to Chocolate Olive Oil Crinkle Cookies & Giveaway!!!
  1. Rene Stansell
    June 24, 2013 | 9:43 pm

    My favourite would have to be the Carrot cake.
    Rene from OZ xo

    • Emily
      June 24, 2013 | 11:18 pm

      Thanks for your entry Rene! Carrot cake made olive oil…I gotta start looking for the recipe. :)

  2. Rachel @ Bakerita
    June 25, 2013 | 2:24 am

    Yum, these look so delicious and chocolatey!

  3. Katy
    June 25, 2013 | 3:02 am

    Spaghetti aglio e olio. Spaghetti with garlic and oil! And chilli and parsley….. Delicious, quick, cheap and the hot spaghetti allows the oil to diffuse flavour perfectly.

    • Emily
      June 25, 2013 | 7:03 am

      Hi Katy,

      Sometime simple is the best. Garlic, chilli and olive oil….a fail proof combo!

      Thank you for entering the giveaway. :D

  4. Corinne
    June 25, 2013 | 12:49 pm

    Chocolate olive oil cake – so moist and yummy! Especially when it’s warm out of the oven with a scoop of ice cream on the side :)

  5. Russell at Chasing Delicious
    June 25, 2013 | 11:36 pm

    Yum! I love seeing olive oil used in baking. I’ll have to give these a try.

  6. Vanessa Tiong
    June 30, 2013 | 4:18 am

    Hi Emily
    I have to say my favorite olive oil receipe would be orange chiffon cake with a half cup of olive oil it gives the cake a lighter consistency and makes it very moist!

  7. Kim maxwell
    June 30, 2013 | 8:57 am

    My husband is allergic to wheat so the easiest way to cook cakes is to buy the special packet mixes, as mixing up so many different flours is a real pain. The packet mixes that I make for him say to use melted butter, but I use the same amount of Olive Oil instead, the cakes always turn out perfectly that way!!!

    • Kim maxwell
      June 30, 2013 | 8:58 am

      I used olive oil the first time, as I didn’t have enough butter, but it worked so well, I use it all the time!

  8. Jenny
    June 30, 2013 | 9:44 am

    I only had home made chilli oil, but used it anyway and the cookies were amazing!! This is definitely one to make often. :)

  9. A
    June 30, 2013 | 11:04 pm

    SENSATIONAL! These were being eaten straight off the baking tray within minutes of coming out of the oven! They’re like mini brownies. Melt in the mouth deliciousness!

  10. Karina W
    July 1, 2013 | 7:38 am

    I love to making simple pasta with clams and olive oil sauce. Best ever.

  11. Rosslyn Tadd
    July 1, 2013 | 8:20 am

    Pesto is never complete without Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It has to be homemade as Pesto from the shops are made with those nasty oils.

  12. Di
    July 1, 2013 | 8:53 am

    Steamed, flourless chocolate cake, smothered in fudge sauce :) Decadently delicious.

  13. DIANA O
    July 1, 2013 | 8:54 am

    Garlic Aioli, a condiment that makes so many different dishes delicious.

  14. Mel Jones
    July 1, 2013 | 9:44 am

    Spaghetti in Garlic Gravy with Herbs and Lemon Marinated Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes

  15. Ariane
    July 1, 2013 | 11:04 am

    My favourite olive oil recipe is Garlic Prawns, absolutely delicious and soak up all the oil with bread, yummy

  16. Maria P
    July 2, 2013 | 1:04 am

    Chopped tomatoes, finely sliced red onion, dried oregano and fresh basil combined with lots of olive oil, salt and pepper and served with crusty Italian bread is to die for!

  17. Cecilia Warrick
    July 2, 2013 | 5:02 am

    Once when making garlic mash,
    discovered with horror I had no butter,
    so I grabbed the Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
    my daughter thought I was a nutter,
    but it is now a family favourite,
    as it turned out to be an absolute smash!

  18. Natalie Talbot
    July 2, 2013 | 6:50 am

    so many recipes and only one entry Im going to go with something very simple and delicious.
    Tomato and Basil bruchette.
    slice some cabiata bread or french stick thinly drizzle lightly with some friuty tasting Betolli olive oil bake in the oven at 180 degress celcius for 5-7 mins till golden and crisp.Chop up some fresh roman tomatoes,some fresh sprigs of basil chopped,chopped garlic ,cracked black pepper and drizzle again lightly with Bertolli olive oil,top onto bread and enjoy the beautifull flavours .cheers xx
    P.S love the page Fuss Free Cooking .

  19. Natalie Talbot
    July 2, 2013 | 6:52 am

    in regards to my entry i apologise for the mispelling should have done spell check

  20. tracy wedding
    July 2, 2013 | 9:55 am

    this is an amazing recipe and so yummy and sweet

  21. Zoe I
    July 2, 2013 | 10:33 pm

    This is my favourite recipe, so delicious & very simple to make

  22. Stacey Shailer
    July 5, 2013 | 11:09 am

    Not so much a dish, but I love making my own Basil Pesto with basil from my garden, I have it in pasta, on pizza, in potato bake, I even mix it into the egg-wash when crumbing chicken legs to make Pesto Crumbed Chicken :)

  23. Nicole White
    July 6, 2013 | 7:20 am

    ~Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Berries & Biscotti~ The Extra Virgin Olive Oil gives it such a gorgeous glossy shine and topped with blueberries, strawberries and raspberries…its DIVINE!

  24. Karlene
    July 7, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    I make a simple basil and pine nut pesto with olive oil = delish!

  25. Monica Scurlock
    July 7, 2013 | 12:57 pm

    My 10min microwave Chocolate selfsaucing pudding! Quick and easy made with olive oil…been cooking this dessert since my sons were little! They still ask me to make it and they are close to 30′s!

  26. Deb K
    July 7, 2013 | 1:07 pm

    Simple garlic pizza:
    Home made pizza base,
    Olive oil, fresh garlic thinly sliced
    A little salt

  27. Pinjing
    September 8, 2013 | 1:11 am

    I just saw this link-back today and I’m honored you tried my recipe; your cookies look like they turned out great :)

    • Emily
      September 10, 2013 | 2:47 am

      Thanks for your wonderful recipe. Totally loved it! :D

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