It’s time for another review and giveaway from Tropical Traditions! This month I choose Organic Dried Coconut. My family loves coconut, well, except Sloan, but she’s just picky. The rest of us love coconut. Tropical Traditions has several varieties of coconut, shredded, coconut flakes and coconut chips.
Tropical Traditions 100% natural Shredded Coconut, Coconut Flakes, and Coconut Chips are made from organic dried coconuts in the Philippines that are grown with no fertilizers or pesticides. This premium dried coconut contains no additives or preservatives, and is not sweetened. Unlike most dried coconut on the market, our dried coconut products are not treated with sulfites to keep them white. They are a great addition to recipes and baking, or just for snacks! Note: The Shredded Coconut is a very small cut, suitable for baking, such as making macaroons. The Coconut Flakes are a larger shredded coconut cut, perfect for garnishing or toppings, such as the top of a coconut cream pie. The Coconut Chips are a much larger cut that can be used as a snack food. You can mix them with nuts and dried fruit, for example.
I found a recipe at Tropical Traditions for Double Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies. They were an instant hit with the coconut fans. Sloan ate one and said it was ok. I will be making these yummy cookies again!
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
3/4 cup organic sugar
3/4 cup Turbinado or whole sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
12oz semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups self rising flour
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the butter and coconut oil in a mixer. Add the sugars, eggs and vanilla with the butter and coconut oil until combined. Mix in the flour and coconut just until combined. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Place on a cookie sheet with a cookie scoop or 2 spoons. Bake cookies until just light golden brown on the bottom for a nice soft cookie, or a little longer if you like a more crispy cookie 10-12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a plate for cooling.
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I want to thank Tropical Traditions for sponsoring this giveaway. This giveaway is open to US Residents only and will close April 27, 2011 at 12am.
~I received a product sample in order to write my review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed are mine.