Mediterranean Chocolate Chip Cookies


Mediterranean Chocolate Chip Cookies

Choco-Chip Baklava Bites

Indulge in the Mediterranean twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie. This recipe incorporates the rich flavors of honey, pistachios, and cinnamon, all staples in Mediterranean cuisine. Perfect for a sweet treat with a cup of tea or coffee.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

12-15 minutes

32-35 minutes

Makes 24 cookies


Vegetarian, Mediterranean, Kosher, Halal, Low Cholesterol

Tree nuts, Wheat, Eggs

Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb, Paleo


This recipe replaces the traditional butter with olive oil, and adds honey, pistachios, and cinnamon to give it a Mediterranean twist. We alse have the original recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 160 kcal / 670 KJ
  • Fat: 7g (1g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 23g (14g sugars)
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 0.1g


  1. 1.
    Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
  2. 2.
    In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, sugar, and honey until well combined.
  3. 3.
    Add egg and vanilla extract, and whisk until smooth.
  4. 4.
    In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. 5.
    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until just combined.
  6. 6.
    Fold in chopped pistachios, chocolate chips, and cinnamon.
  7. 7.
    Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. 8.
    Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  9. 9.
    Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Pistachios — Toast the pistachios in a dry skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, to enhance their flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a chewier texture, refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes before baking.
  • Substitute the chocolate chips with raisins or dried cranberries for a different flavor.
  • Drizzle melted chocolate over the cooled cookies for an extra touch of sweetness.

Serving advice

Serve warm with a cup of tea or coffee.

Presentation advice

Arrange the cookies on a platter and sprinkle with powdered sugar for a festive touch.