Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil
Review and Giveaway
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
- 1 cup salted butter, softened
- 1 cup coconut oil, melted
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup dried, unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1 cup cornflakes cereal
- 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped nuts of choice
- 1 cup rolled oats
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!
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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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