Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review & Giveaway + Peanut Butter Drizzled Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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During the past three years we have been to the Caribbean three times. Needless to say, we have become a huge fan of cruising. In many of these foreign countries coconuts are very prevalent. There are often people on the ports cutting up coconuts with machetes and selling them as drinks. My oldest son loved these! They are SO refreshing!

Anyway, when I heard that I could try out Tropical Traditions Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil – I jumped at the chance. Do you know what virgin coconut oil is?ย  I didn’t know much about coconut oil besides I assumed it smelt like coconut (which it does) and thought it would be liquid like most oils are (I was wrong). I found out that coconut oil is actually a solid and has a Vaseline type texture. I rubbed someย  between my fingers expecting maybe a few chunks of coconut to show up but it just rubbed smoothly into my skin. Made my hands smell great! Like I was at the beach slathered in sunscreen.
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I have heard there are many ways to use coconut oil (including many health benefits), but I was leaning more toward the recipe route. After all, I love the Girl Scout cookies, Caramel deLites.

Peanut Butter Drizzled Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

chocolate chocolate chip cookies

[Adapted from All Recipes]

Ingredients

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoons baking soda

12 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)

1/2 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg + 1 egg yolk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup chocolate chips

1 tablespoon Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

1/4 cup peanut butter

Directions

Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda in bowl until blended thoroughly. In a different bowl, cream the butter and sugars together then add in the eggs and vanilla. Combine these ingredients well before slowly stirring in the dry ingredients. Once the dough is well formed fold in the chocolate chips.

Using a small ice cream scoop I balled the dough into about 1.5 inch balls. This recipe yielded roughly 2 dozen cookies. On a non stick baking sheet, bake the cookies for around 12 minutes at 325 degrees. Mine turned out perfect! Almost like a brownie/fudge/cookie combo. SO tasty!

Once the cookies were completely cooled. I microwaved the peanut butter for around a minute and then stirred in the coconut oil until it turned liquidย (the coconut oil helps the peanut butter harden after a while). Drizzle the peanut butter mixture over the cookies and let sit until you feel the peanut butter drizzles are hard enough.
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Please visit Gold Label Product Page to learn more about Tropical Traditions and their products. Would you like try out Virgin Coconut Oil? Enter below ๐Ÿ™‚
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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. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.

Comments

  1. I used it for cooking

  2. if i win im going to make this recipe these cookies look soooo yummy

  3. i will use it for my hair

  4. I’ll start off by making these cookies!

  5. Pamela Heady says:

    I’d love to try the coconut oil for not only cooking but as a hair treatment too!

  6. Wow, do those cookies look good, I will have to make them.

  7. Jacqueline Gum (Jacquie) says:

    Reading this recipe made my mouth water….so now I have to try them:) I take coconut oil in pill for every day.

  8. Wild Orchid says:

    I love using it to cook popcorn! Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  9. Emily Morelli says:

    I use coconut oil in my cooking, I add it to smoothies and use it as a moisturizer.

  10. Valerie Remy Milora says:

    I love coconut oil and use it frequently for cooking, but also as a beauty cream! It’s filled with so many healthy nutrients and makes my skin feel amazing! Thanks for the recipe it looks delicious!

  11. Ahh….yes, I use coconut oil for my skin and hair mainly. Its a great moisturizer, smells nice, and can naturally reverse the signs of aging. And yes, you can cook with it. Even though its a vegetable oil, it still has saturated fat. Think of it this way, you see how it’s solid at room temperature? That’s how it will look like in your arteries. So moderation…

  12. TrippyCusp93 says:

    I would use the coconut oil as extra moisturizing skin cream. I’ve heard it does some amazing things!

  13. Love coconut, especially in my pina colada ๐Ÿ˜‰ – never had it with peanut butter. I’ll have to try the recipe. Thanks.

    • Those are yummy drinks! Don’t worry the cookies do not taste like coconut at all. My husband hates coconut and loved these cookies. The coconut is mainly there to help the peanut butter harden up ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I’d make coconut vanilla fudge with it to eat as a snack with my afternoon cup of coffee!

    • That sounds yummy! Do you have a recipe?

    • Yes!
      2 cups melted coconut oil
      1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      1/2 cup honey
      1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
      pinch of salt

      Mix all together, pour in a Pyrex bowl and let chill in the fridge for an hour.

      Do you like something sweet with your coffee, too?

    • Thanks so much!! I tend to make my coffee pretty sweet as is but I tend to crave sweets at night too ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I will use it for cooking and baking, as well as for my son’s eczema.

  16. I use it to make curry!

  17. Debra Guillen says:

    I’d like to try popping corn with the coconut oil

  18. tara pittman says:

    I would makes cookies

  19. I love coconut oil in my smoothies, to make popcorn, sauteing veggies, so many uses!

  20. Use it as a moisturizer and makeup remover, and also as a cleanser using the oil cleaning method.

  21. Use it in baking and cooking, diy skincare.

  22. I will make 12 pie crusts for 6 apple pies!

  23. Derrick Johnson says:

    I have a cookie recipe I would use.

  24. Harlena Dyer says:

    I will use it for my baking & cooking

  25. I use it for cooking, beauty products, Me, my son and dogs eat a tsp of coconut oil everyday. Can’t live without it.

  26. I use coconut oil for a leave in hair conditioner, moisturizer, cooking and baking. The possibilities are endless, but I’ve really wanted to try some candy recipes.

  27. Elizabeth G. says:

    I already use coconut oil in most of my cooking and baking. I love it!

  28. I would make granola with the coconut oil.

  29. I would love to win this bottle of coconut oil to make these amazing cookies for my wifes birthday. She has been making healthier choices for herself and our family and i want to surprise her with these amazing cookies. She loves peanut butter –{@ Thanks,Christopher

  30. Jessica C says:

    I’d use it in my morning eggs! Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. I love coconut. We use it every day.

  32. Anne-Marie Cain says:

    I love to use coconut oil in my baking!

  33. If I win, I will make chocolate crackle (for topping ice cream) and strawberry cream pie

    • What is chocolate crackle? It sounds good ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It is so easy and so delicious.
      – Melt equal parts coconut oil and dark chocolate (or dark chocolate chips)
      – Stir until well combined.
      – Take off heat and let cool for about 1 min – so it isn’t super hot, but not thickening up.
      – Spoon over cold ice cream
      – Enjoy

    • I will have to try that. Sounds so yummy!

  34. Make really really good chocolate!

  35. I love to use it in cooking, baking and for skin care!

  36. make pumpkin muffins

  37. I’d make granola.

  38. I would use it for my hair or my skin

  39. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I will use it as a hair conditioner.

  40. Maria Robertson says:

    I use coconut oil in my cooking as well as to make toothpaste and deodorant!

    • Interesting! Do you have recipes for those?

    • Yes, here is a recipe for toothpastes 1:1 proportions of coconut oil and baking soda. Add stevia for sweetness and peppermint or mint oils for freshness and frankansine oil for gum strengthening. The recipe for deodorant is just coconut oil and baking soda 1:1 proportion and grape seed oil as anticeptic.

    • Thank you so much!! I will have to try them ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. If I win, I will use the coconut oil for many things- from cooking to using as a carrier oil with Neem oil, for flea control on my pets….

  42. I’ll use it for cooking and baking

  43. I will put it in my coffee.

  44. With the holidays coming up, I’d use it for baking.

  45. Kayte CookWatts says:

    I would make coconut oil fudge. We also use coconut oil for oil pulling.

  46. I will use it for frying

  47. I plan on making chocolate chip cookies

  48. Cook with it and scoop out some and put in a small jar to put it on my face for winter moisturizer. It works great and doesn’t break out my skin or look oily. Takes a few minutes to absorb, but I love it.

  49. I will cook with it, and use it to moisturize my skin and hair.

  50. can’t wait t to try out this recipe

  51. susan smoaks says:

    i will use it to cook and bake if i win

  52. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would use it to make my favorite peanut butter and jelly cookies.

  53. Karen Gonyea says:

    I will probably use it in some at home beauty treatments ๐Ÿ™‚ and maybe those cookies for a snack too ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Angela Cash says:

    I would use the coconut oil to make green curry veggies with pineapple & coconut wild rice.

  55. I use coconut oil for everything. I wash my face with it (it’s wonderful for acne), use it in my cloth wipe solution, use it in baking/cooking, on my hands when they’re dry and for oil pulling.

  56. Thanks for the giveawayโ€ฆuse it cooking & baking !

  57. Aymee Campbell says:

    A happy dance!!!

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