I’ve got a soft spot for coconut oil. I’ve been using it instead of vegan butter in most things lately. I recently received a giant jar of some of the most lovely virgin coconut oil from Tropical Traditions for review. The smell when I opened the jar was incredible, like cracking open a fresh coconut. The coconut oil itself is super high quality and extremely delicious. You’ll have a chance to enter a giveaway for your own jar at the end of this post.
FYI Bloggers: you can also get your own (giant) 32 oz. jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to review here.
I had to think up a recipe worthy of its use to share with you. I think you’ll agree with me that these cookies highlight the coconut oil beautifully. In turn the coconut oil gives the cookies a buttery smooth taste that’s unbeatable. I think I found my new favorite cookie.
Vegan White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cookies
- 1 1/4 C. whole wheat pastry flour (for gluten free cookies use an equal amount of this gluten free flour blend + 1/2 t. xanthan gum)
- 1/2 C. raw or organic sugar
- 1/4 t. sea salt
- 1 t. baking powder
- 1 heaped tablespoon ground golden flax seeds
- 1/2 C. melted coconut oil (I used Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil)
- 1/4 C. soymilk
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1/2 C. vegan white chocolate chips
- 1/2 C. roughly chopped macadamia nuts
Method: Preheat the oven to 350°. Combine the melted coconut oil, soymilk, ground golden flax seeds and vanilla in a small bowl, set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, raw sugar, baking powder and sea salt. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture, stir til just combined and then stir in the white chocolate chips and the macadamia nuts. Choose your cookie size: I made one batch of 6 giant (gluten free) cookies, and a separate batch of 12 (whole wheat pastry flour) regular sized cookies in the photos. Press cookies down with the palm of your hand to flatten a bit before baking (vegan cookies don’t spread quite like non-vegan ones do sometimes). Bake 10-12 minutes for regular sized cookies and 15-17 minutes for giant sized cookies or until cookies are golden brown. Let set on baking sheet until mostly cooled, otherwise they’ll be crumbly.
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.
Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.
For a chance to win a your own jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, Click on the link below to enter the Giveaway! This contest is open to entrants in the USA only. Mandatory: you must subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Newsletter and follow this blog by email or RSS feed to qualify. You have until Thursday the the 27th of June to enter! I will notify the winner by email on Monday July 1st. GO!!