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olive oil and sesame seed cookies stacked on a plate

Vegan Greek Olive Oil and Orange Cookies

These vegan Greek Olive Oil and Orange Cookies combine olive oil, orange, cinnamon, and sesame seeds to make one delicious and flavorful cookie. Made in one bowl without milk, butter, or eggs, this vegan cookie recipe is crisp, not-too-sweet, with an irresistible flavor. No mixer required!
4.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Greek
Calories 362 kcal


  • 1 cup light olive oil
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • zest from 1 orange
  • ½ cup brandy
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar* (see notes)
  • 6-7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add olive oil, orange juice, orange zest, brandy, vanilla extract, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated. Use your hands to knead the dough for a couple of minutes.
  • Roll out pieces of dough and shape into rings. (I like to weight each portion out to 1.5 oz pieces.) Place the sesame seeds in a shallow bowl or plate and coat each cookie in sesame seeds. Lightly press the seeds into the cookies then place the cookies onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on baking pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


*Note: these cookies are mildly sweet. If you prefer sweeter cookies, increase the sugar by ½ cup.
To store: keep cookies covered in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month. You can also freeze these vegan cookies for up to 3 months. 


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 15mgFiber: 1gSugar: 61g
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