A Coconut Oil Giveaway and Holiday Cookie Recipe

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frou frou banner 2In order to help you along with your holiday baking, we’re delighted to be able to offer a giveaway from Tropical Traditions for a 32oz jar of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!

Because of its mild flavor and tolerance of high heat coconut oil is an ideal ingredient for cooking, particularly pan frying (pan fried chicken in coconut oil anyone?)

At room temperature it becomes a solid so it can also take the place of vegetable oil, shortening,  or butter in baking.  (Click here for several more ideas and recipes for using coconut oil in the kitchen)

While coconut oil can be found in the oils aisle of your grocery store there are a few reasons why I prefer to use Tropical Traditions.

  • The oil is produced by farming  families committed to using old fashioned, traditional farming methods.
  • Their coconuts are used fresh: within 24-48 hours of harvest.
  • The coconut trees and producers are certified organic according to USDA standards.
  • The oil is produced in small batches without any chemical or high heat treatment.

In addition to the above, their delivery time is outstanding: I placed my order in the afternoon and it was on my doorstep the following day.  This is an excellent resource for those of us living in a rural area with limited access to specialty food stores.  

I recently used my coconut oil to make these acorn cookies.  The oil, combined with arrowroot powder, hazelnut meal, and a small amount of Rapadura create a texture that is almost like shortbread ~ not to mention the flavors combined are wonderful!

I made them up on a Saturday, expecting to eat them over the course of the week, and they were gone by the afternoon.  We give these two thumbs up.  They’re a keeper.

acorn cookiesTheir unique shape screams “FALL” and would be beautiful served alongside the pumpkin pie on your buffet table.

The Recipe:

Acorn Cookies

  • 1/2 c hazelnut meal
  • 1/2 c coconut oil
  • 1 c of arrowroot flour
  • 1/4 c of sucanat or Rapadura
  • 1 t vanilla

Combine the hazelnut meal, the coconut oil, arrowroot, and sweetener in the bowl of an SONY DSCelectric mixer and stir to combine. Add vanilla.

Press dough into an acorn shaped cakelet pan.

Bake at 300 degrees for approximately 20 min. or until edges are browned.  Dough will still be soft but should be set in the middle.

Allow to cool for about fifteen to twenty minutes before gently removing the cookies from the pan.

Hint: use a toothpick or dinner knife to gently lift them out.  Serve with a nice cup of hot tea!  Adapted from Nourishing Traditions

The Giveaway:

One lucky winner will receive one 32oz jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.

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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. This post does contain affiliate links.  You can read more  in our disclaimer

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A Coconut Oil Giveaway and Holiday Cookie Recipe — 69 Comments

  1. This is my first year not working for the holidays, I have great expectations for myself. I want to have a cookie exchange party with my local football mom group. I want to make sugar cookies, tried but true recipe for my family.

  2. I have not tried any coconut oil before but would really like to try it and see how I like it. I know it has health benefits as well as many other uses.

  3. My plan is to do all my normal baking (cookies, cakes, pies) with healthier ingredients this year. Excited!

  4. We’ll be making all our usual Christmas cookies this season, but I’ve got a few that the kids and I would like to try ! And of course, my son is already requesting a whole pumpkin pie to himself! :)

  5. Well, I have soooo many cookies I make! Sugar roll cookies, gingerbread men, nutcups, Ricotta cookies, cream cheese cookies, fig filled cookies, biscotti, Ann DeAngelo cookies, nut filled cookies, cranberry orange bread, Orange Ricotta bread, homemade almond roca and homemade caramels…… to name a few!!! :)

  6. I plan to make pumpkin pie and a peanut butter reeses cup pie for thanksgiving. For Christmas I usually bake so many cookies that it is unreal, lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I’ve sort of perfected a nice muffin with whole wheat, coconut flakes, almonds, cranberries and honey – and of course coconut oil – so I’m making lots of those.
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  8. It might be easier to say what I’m NOT planning to bake. We do a lot of home-baked yumminess around here!

  9. I love coconut oil, and use it every day!! I will definitely be doing plenty of holiday baking! Our family tradition includes a honey shortbread, and a ginger shortbread!

  10. Jen- You remember Paula over in Seis, don’t you? I saw her yesterday and she’s all grown up. She asked about you.

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  12. I mix it up with Shea butter and a fragrance to smooth onto mine and my granddaughter’s skin. She also likes by the spoonful mixed with sweetened coconut flakes. Yummy!

  13. I’ll be making ginger cookies, pumpkin cheesecake, apple crisp, and lots of chocolate freezer treats.

  14. I’d love to be able to try this for Christmas! I am expecting to spend a lot of time baking, since I have not found another job after being laid off. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

    • I’m sorry to hear about your job Richelle. I hope that something else works out for you soon.

  15. I love using coconut oil in my baking. I will be making several types of cookies including, 3rd generation ginger bread men and lemon custard drops!!!

  16. I don’t do much baking anymore since my kids have grown. but I do make a lot of homemade soaps as gifts and use a lot of coconut oil in those soaps.

  17. I plan on baking Lemony-Cranberry mini cakes with Tropical Traditions Coconut oil for all of the Senior Citizens that I know and love. I am looking forward to following your blog for better health!

  18. I’m looking forward to learning how to cook & use coconut oil. Tropical Traditions sounds like a great product to start with. Thanks Black Fox!

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  20. Hands down TT is the best, the only one I buy ! And, How cool are the acorn cookies, I hope mine look as gook as yours ! Thanks for giving a chance to win, because some times I do without due to lack of $. Happy blessings to you all !