Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil

Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil
Review and Giveaway

My experience with Coconut Oil has been limited to soap making. As a homesteader I utilized the softening properties and rich lather that coconut oil gave to my soaps. A staple ingredient for me in my homemade goat milk soap. I am excited to try Tropical Traditions Virgin coconut oil in my next batch. Since soap takes 6 weeks to cure I figured I wouldn't make you wait that long to review the oil, but rather try a recipe out of the many available through Tropical Traditions. 

Big Chocolate Chip Cookie fans in our home! What better recipe to try than Coconut Dishpan cookies.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy with an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Slowly add oil and mix until oil is well incorporated. Beat vanilla extract and egg in until well incorporated.

Mix flour and baking soda together and stir into butter mixture just until combined. Combine remaining ingredients and add to dough, mixing just until incorporated.
Using a small cookie scoop drop tablespoonful sized cookie dough balls onto an ungreased cookie sheet spacing about 1 inch apart (they won’t spread much). Bake in preheated oven for 7-12 minutes, just until lightly browned.

You can also freeze individual balls of cookie dough and freeze for later baking. To bake simply place frozen cookie dough onto sheet (there’s no need to defrost) and bake as directed (adding a few minutes to cook time).

Recipe courtesy Sarah Shilhavy

I had to tweek the recipe a little bit. I didn't have corn flakes so used honey bunches of oats, and the kids don't care for actual coconut in cookies so I omitted that ingredient. 
Dough tastes good!

Whether you have an interest in making cookies, soap or another recipe.. you can enter to win a quart of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil on A Year of Jubilee Reviews.

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. 

“How We Discovered Virgin Coconut Oil - An Interview with Brian Shilhavy, CEO Tropical Traditions” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h6eycjf29M 

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  1. nice idea..thanks for sharing...

  2. Hi! How do I enter?! I tried to click the enter with FB, but it ouldnt let me:( I'd love to enter...this is the ONLY coconut oil Ive been able to find that I can use wit all of my allergies and Celiac's...I use it for everything! Stir fr, sautee, moisturer, shave oil, lip balm, hair treatments, baking, etc! Its truy the best:)

  3. Make sure to let the page fully load and have your FB account logged in to on another tab. does it give you the option to log in with email? Let me know if these ideas dont work and we will try to get you entered another route.

  4. could you do some recipes like this that are gluten free and use stevia so they are sugar free?

  5. it makes delicious brownies too!