Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Maple Coconut Cookies and a Giveaway

It's Give Away time!!! I am so excited to be hosting a giveaway for one of my favorite products, Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. Tropical Traditions has generously offered to give a 32 oz jar to one of my lucky readers. I first tried this amazing oil back in March, when Tropical Traditions sent me a bottle, and I promptly whipped up a Coconut Chicken Stir-Fry. Since then, it's been a savory and sweet love affair. The oil isn't sweet at all, but has such a wonderful coconut aroma and a subtle tropical flavor, it makes it perfect for sweet and savory concoctions. I use it all the time and I particularly love baking with it. Swapping about half the butter in these cookies for the coconut oil really gave them a flavor punch, while incorporating some healthy fats in the cookies. So enjoy the recipe and now onto how to win, which I know is what you are all waiting to find out. This Give away will be open until next Friday, and the winner will be randomly selected. This giveaway is open to people in the US only.

First: Like me on Facebook, follow me on twitter, or subscribe to blog (if you already do so that counts too)

Second: Follow Tropical Traditions by one of the following 3 options
Subscribe to our email Sales Newsletter here: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/subscribe_for_special_sales.cfm
follow us on Twitter @troptraditions
“Like” Tropical Traditions on Facebook (Please no, “I was sent by…” posts or posting a link to your blog, they will be removed)

Finally: Just post a comment here letting me know that you completed steps one and two and your entered.

Good Luck! You can check out more great ways to use the oil on Tropical Tradition's Recipe Page.


Maple Coconut Cookies:
1 1/2 cups rolled oats oatmeal
3/4 cup unsweetened shredded desiccated coconut
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon table salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
5 tbsp of butter, melted
1/4 cup of Virgin Coconut Oil, melted
3 tbsp pure maple syrup
2 tbsp corn syrup
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp boiling water
1/2 cup of almonds

Pre heat the oven to 300 degrees position racks in upper and lower thirds of the oven. In a medium bowl mix oats, coconut, flour, and salt, and sugar. In a large bowl, combine the butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and golden syrup while butter and oil are still hot. In a small bowl, combine the baking soda with the boiling water. Immediately stir this mixture into the melted butter until combined. Stir in the the oat mixture. Fold in almonds. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and grease lightly. Form balls, by heaping tablespoon and space evenly on a cookie sheet. Press down on the balls to flatten to about 1/4 inch thick. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes, rotating trays halfway through. (adapted from Martha)

Happy Eating.


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26 comments:

  1. 1. I follow you on facebook, twitter and RSS.
    2. I'm a fan of Tropical Traditions on facebook. :-)
    Thanks for the giveaway Lindsay!

    caroline@chocolateandcarrots.com

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  2. I'm a follower and a FB fan :) I also like Tropical Traditions on FB! I've been wanting to try coconut oil for a long time, hope I win :)

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  3. These look so delicious and I'm already a FB fan and follow you on twitter! :)

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  4. subscribed to your blog and was already on tropical traditions email list

    jacquieastemborski AT comcast DOT net

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  5. These Maple Coconut Cookies sound incredible! I have had an addiction with coconut oil after I substituted it for butter in a coconut cake...delicious!

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  6. Have done all thee above! Already was a tropical tradition follower :) Can't wait to try the cookie recipe! Sounds great!

    Tifflynn83@hotmail.com

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  7. Love Love Love Coconut!! Totally Nuts for Coconut ;) So looking forward to making a batch of the cookies!! I "Liked" you on FB, I'm following on Twitter and signed up for the newsletter (or at least attempted a few times, the security code wouldn't accept me :( )I tired a few times

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  8. I have enjoyed Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil for many years, it's the only one I will use. I haven't ever baked with it yet, but I can't to try these Maple Coconut Cookies!

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  9. I follow you on Twitter and follow Tropical Traditions on FB. @m1ssdiagnosis

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  10. I'm learning about the benefits of coconut oil with a friend and I can't wait to start using it more often. I like the Eat, Knit, Grow on Facebook, following @LindsayDiamond on Twitter, I already follow Tropical Traditions on Facebook and Twitter and RSS! Thank you.

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  11. So wonderful that this product is getting attention. I am already a user of the VCO. Love it!!! I liked your facebook page, already have Tropical Traditions! Here's to being lucky enough to win some free VCO! BTW I make rice crispies treats with half the butter and other half with the VCO, they were great and the kids love them.

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  12. Following you on Twitter @noteasy2begreen, already a subscriber to the TT newsletter. Your cookies look wonderful! ailanna at hotmail dot com

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  13. already subscribed to the newsletter

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  14. I completed steps one and two! Thanks so much for the giveaway,

    Yvonne

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  15. I am a fan of both EKG and TT on Facebook! Would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    Amy Crow Roberts

    yamachele at yahoo dot com

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  16. Those cookies look amazing! I've been curious about trying coconut oil. I already follow you on Twitter and have liked you on Facebook. I am now following Tropical Traditions on Twitter.

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  17. Did steps one and two - i love tropical traditions - thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  18. like you on FB (gala ya)
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

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  19. I joined you on twitter as mbm218
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  20. I subscribed via Google Reader
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  21. I get the Tropical Traditions newsletter
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  22. I follow Tropical Traditions on twitter as mbm218
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  23. I like Tropical Traditions on Facebook (Beth Elderton)
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