July 19, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies Without the Butter!

I recently received a bottle of Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions to sample. Now, if you know me or have been reading my blog for any length of time you know I'm not exactly fond of coconut. But, when I received this product I knew exactly what I'd be making with it - Picky Palate's Bye Bye Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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I read Jenny's post on these cookies well over a year ago, but something about them just stuck in my head. I was very intrigued by the use of coconut oil and whether the flavor would be too prominent. As I mixed up the batter and then was baking them, the coconut scent was wafting through my kitchen. I did get a bit worried as I wasn't sure that we'd enjoy these cookies.

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They baked up beautifully, and did not fall "flat" as so many of the chocolate chip cookies I've made have done. They had nice crisp edges, and the center stayed nice and soft. Really the perfect cookie in my book. As for the taste? Well, I couldn't detect any coconut flavor at all! My Boys BOTH loved them, and never would have known about the coconut if I hadn't told them (after they tried them!). My Husband was the only one who really didn't care for them, but I bet if he hadn't seen me putting the ingredients together he wouldn't have known either.

Now, I'm going to be searching for more ideas on ways I can use coconut oil. Have any of you used it? If so, I'd love to hear about it! Share recipes, please!

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10 comments:

Chef E said...

I always lurk over here, and now I find myself coming to a screeching halt when I saw no butter...love this...

Leslie said...

I am not sure I could trust a ccc w/o butter!!! LOL

Katrina said...

Yum! I bought a container of coconut oil a month or so ago and need recipes, too! These look GREAT! Thanks!

Christy said...

Hmmm-a no-butter cookie? Sounds like the answer to my weight issue...but not sure about the coconut oil???? Your cookies look absolutely fantastic anyway. Great job.

Lynda said...

These look like perfect cookies,Patsy- but I just posted the Triple Brownie Chocolate cookies and they ARE perfect!You have the best cookie recipes!

Heidi said...

These look amazing! You have tons of great looking recipes. I can't wait until I have the time to go through them all :)

Fallon said...

I love coconut oil. I use it for my hands if they are dry. I cook with it. Just this morning I used it for my egg cheese omelet. The coconut flavor does disappear when cooking which is great. I was weary at first to use it to cook food because I'm not a big coconut fan either but low and behold now coconut flavor!

Now as for baking I still haven't tried it! I'm glad you shared these cookies because I'm definitely going to try them out with coconut oil.

I don't think you need a specific recipe to use coconut oil, I would just replace butter in recipes with it.

Deborah said...

I've wanted to try coconut oil - I need to get some now!

Megan said...

I have some of this oil but havent used it much except for frying up some onions or the like. This recipe is speaking to me.

anna said...

I got a big jar of coconut oil from Tropical Traditions too! It's gone now but I used it well, I think. I like coconut quite a bit and my boyfriend looooves it so my recipes do have some coconut flavor though. I used a lot of it for frying plantains - its high smoke point makes it great for frying! I also made panko-breaded coconut fried chicken a few times. Both were huge hits with the boyfriend. I also made a batch of coconut lime madeleines, replacing half the butter in my Madeleine recipe with coconut oil. That recipe won me a Vitamix. Good stuff.

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