Add the sugar, honey, and olive oil to a bowl, and combine well using a whisk. The mixture might have a grainy texture, but that's fine.
Add the cake flour and baking powder, change to a spatula and roughly mix. Pour in the milk, once it has been roughly mixed, add chocolate or other toppings, and mix some more.
Squeeze the dough tightly into a ball (slightly larger than a golf ball), and flatten them on a baking sheet until 5 cm in diameter.
Bake in the oven at 170°C for 10-15 minutes, when the edges of the cookies turn slightly golden brown, take them out of the oven and let cool completely (they are delicious and soft when just out of the oven too).
If you want to make a healthier version. Try substituting the olive oil with 90 g of avocado It's a bit troublesome, but the cookies will be chewier and the avocado will give the cookies a nice color.
Story Behind this Recipe
Although I'm here in Japan, I wanted to have those moist and sweet cookies I had in the States!! But butter is so pricey in Japan. Plus it's high in calories. So I decided to make healthy cookies with olive oil.
The cookies are soft right out of the oven, but don't worry, they are not raw. Take them out of the oven once the edges of the cookies have slightly browned. Try various toppings such as oatmeal, nuts, or chocolate Check the consistency of dough and adjust the amount of toppings to preference. It's fine as long as the dough comes together when squeezed.