Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Sugar Cookies from @loveandoliveoil

Today I’m excited to share this recipe I created in collaboration with Capay Valley Ranches®. As always, all opinions written are purely our own. We’re incredibly grateful for opportunities like these that allow us to continue sharing delicious recipes with you, so thank you for supporting us and the brands we love. OH! And be sure you don’t miss the amazing giveaway at the end of this post. :)

It shouldn’t be surprising (based on the name of this blog) that we go through a lot of olive oil. It’s our go-to oil and we couldn’t live without it (well, we could, but we wouldn’t be very happy about it). That said, I’ll admit I often overlook it for baking projects in lieu of butter. And that’s a shame, because olive oil is really underutilized when it comes to sweets.

That was my goal with these cookies: to show how well olive oil works for baking. The result is a soft and chewy sugar cookie, straight out of your dreams. They are light in texture and incredibly buttery, surprisingly so, as they are made with no butter at all.

Instead, I used Capay Valley Ranches’ Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil, and the results will delight your tastebuds, with a candy-like sweetness and lemon flavor, and just a subtle hint of olive oil shining through. My neighbor (with whom I shared some of the leftovers) described them as transcendent, and rightfully so. You may never use butter again.


Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Sugar Cookies from @loveandoliveoil

I made a version of these cookies as well with the unflavored, but ultra fruity Arbequina olive oil from CVR, and it was shocking how strongly the flavor came through even after baking. There was no denying the presence of the olive oil, and it was intriguing to say the least. While ultimately I decided the lemon version was my favorite, I definitely think the blood orange infused olive oil (that I’ve shared with you before) would be equally amazing.

Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Sugar Cookies from @loveandoliveoil


I’ve fallen in love with these olive oils and vinegars from Capay Valley Ranches (based out of the Capay valley in California’s central valley), and I know you will too. Their Arbequina varietal is a delicate oil that brings together the ripe olive aroma with a fresh fruity taste. It’s wonderfully smooth and buttery and perfect for everyday use. And their flavored varieties, along with their array of flavored vinegars, are truly special creations. All of Capay Valley Ranches’ oils are California grown certified 100% EVOO.

Capay Valley Ranches Olive Oil & Vinegar Giveaway from @loveandoliveoil

I’m excited today to be able to give away the ultimate olive oil lover’s gift set from Capay Valley Ranches. One winner will receive 4 bottles of olive oil (Arbequina, plus the Meyer Lemon, Blood Orange, and Basil infused) along with 4 bottles of their premium balsamic vinegars as well (classic Balsamic, plus Cranberry, Elderberry, and D’Anjou Pear). That’s 8 bottles for a total value of $120.

Giveaway is now closed.

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The fine print: No purchase necessary. Giveaway open to US residents only. Void where prohibited. Winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen. Bonus entry requirements will be verified if selected as the winner, otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen. Giveaway sponsored by Capay Valley Ranches®. As always, all opinions written are purely my own.

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  1. I think several of the flavors would be fabulous to try, the Basil, Meyer Lemon, or the Blood Orange!  Definitely try your cookie recipe!

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  3. I would choose the basil flavor and either just use it with bread or on a rice bowl of some sort. 

  4. I’m also already a subscriber :)

  5. I would love to try the blood orange olive oil…that just sounds AMAZING! :)

  6. Those cookies look SO good!
    I would like to try the classic Balsamic vinegar. I have a lot of receipes (i.e., salad dressings) that call for that, so it would get used a lot!

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  9. The Blood Orange Olive Oil sounds interesting. I would love to try that one.

  10. Blood orange oil in a bundt cake!

  11. I just started baking desserts more with Olive Oil and I’d love to try using the Blood Orange olive oil in Maialino’s Olive Oil cake recipe!

  12. I would love to try the basil!!

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  15. I would love to try the Blood Orange and the Mayer Lemon.I subscribe to your E-Mails,follow on FB.
    I sure would love to win some oils to try,Thank-You for the

  16. Basil infused is the one I would most like to try. to roast my veggies.

  17. I am one of your email subscribers.

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  19. I would love to try the blood orange olive oil in some sugar cookies! Sounds delicious!

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  21. The blood orange olive oil sounds good and would be a great extra twist to a salad.

  22. The Cranberry Vinegar sounds amazing. Maybe try to make a tasty new vinaigrette for my salad? 

  23. I’d love to try the basil flavored olive oil in a winter greens pesto when basil is prohibitively expensive.

  24. I’d like to try the cranberry balsamic vinegar and use it to make a sauce for some nice lean chicken breasts.  Keeping it healthy and tasty!

  25. Blood orange olive oil on crostini topped with ricotta.

  26. I would love to win this as I would be anxious to
    use this Blood Orange and Mayer lemon in salads

  27. I am interested in the elderberry vinegar. I imagine it would make a sald quite tasty!

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  31. All sound delicous!

  32. Already subscribe to email

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  34. I want to try the blood orange infused oil! :)

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  38. the pear vinegar sounds amazing. would be great in a salad.

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  40. The Meyer lemon oil sounds so good.. it would be great drizzled over fish.

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  43. I would like to try the blood orange olive oil in your cake.
    I am subscried to your e-mails,follow on FB,and Twitter.
    I would love to win,because I would love to try all the Olive Oils.

  44. The Basil olive oil sounds like it would add just another level of flavor in a caprese salad.  Summer tomatoes are about to be in season and that sounds like just the kind of simple recipe I would love to try that product with!

    • I left the wrong email address attached to the first comment. I have corrected my email in this comment! Hope this isn’t fate telling me in advance I am not going to win….

  45. Salads would be the thing that I would so want to try
    the Olive Oils on~the uses for the oils would be endless.
    I So want to try them all and do some great cooking.

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