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Coconut Cookies Using Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

By Alka Jena @alka_jena
Coconut Cookies using Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut OilPlattershare is a holistic food social media platform which connects food enthusiasts to share their passion for food. Be it Home-Chefs, Professional Chefs, Food Bloggers, Food Professionals or Foodies who love to appreciate the taste and aroma of dishes around the world.I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Plattershare for coming up with an Associate Program named as “BellyNirvana” which helps us associate and connect with variousFood and Kitchen brandsacross the country and gives us an opportunity to try brand new and innovative food products and gadgets; and all this from the comfort of our homes.Coconut Cookies using Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut OilPlattershare under their Belly Nirvana” Associate programme has associated with GoIndiaOrganic - India’s only platform that provides premium, exclusive & extra-ordinary naturally organic food products and I am fortunate enough to havereceived Nutiva Virgin Coconut Oil and under "Plattershare Belly Nirvana Association Program". When I received this product I was a bit skeptical as coconut oil is hardly used in our Odia households. Despite being an coastal area and abundantly availability of coconut , we hardly has explored it’s culinary use . But I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the pack and the light fragrance of coconut oil has taken back to my childhood days when my mother used to prepare this type of oil at home and that was so pure that she used to use it for skin care but never have used it for cooking. This Nutiva Virgin Coconut Oil which is not only organic, it is also unrefined, cold pressed making it ideal for baking and cooking as well as great for skincare, hair care and massage.Coconut Cookies using Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut OilCoconut oil has emerged as the new olive oil.This is an excellent source of lauric acid and medium chain triglycerides for your healthy diet and body care routine. Coconut oil is now being promoted for it’s protection against heart diseases. Though I am not qualified to speak on it’s health benefits, I do believe it to be healthy and that’s why I have decided to use this product in my kitchen. It’s a great way to replace fat intake and definitely enhance the flavours and textures of the food. If you would like to see how I have incorporated  this coconut oil into my cooking, do follow the recipe below.Coconut Cookies using Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut OilRecipe Type: BakingPrep Time: 10 minutescooking Time: 12 to 15 minutesYields: 24 cookies
  • 2 cups all Purpose flour
  • 2tsp baking Powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ cup Nutiva Virgin Coconut Oil
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • few Cherries for garnishing

Coconut Cookies using Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut OilLet’s Learn how to make these Coconut Cookies
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and line a parchment paper on the baking tray.
  • Mix the All purpose Flour, castor sugar, salt, baking powder, grated coconut, cinnamon Powder in a bowl and mix well.
  • Now slowly pour the coconut oil and combine everything so that it resembles fine crumbs.
  • Now pour the milk and mix the dough until it is completely combined to form a ball. But do not over knead.
  • Transfer the dough to a floured surface and roll out until it is ½ inch thick. With the help of a cookie cutter , cut out the cookies. Place a slice of cherries on each cookies. Transfer these to a baking sheet, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Enjoy these coconut cookies with a cup of teawith your family.

Coconut Cookies using Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut OilLast but not the least, I would like to thank GoIndiaOrganic  for sending across this  extra virgin coconut oil which I LOVE and would like to use it in my kitchen more often in preparing traditional and non traditional food. I mostly  love the flavor and the tenderness it lends to baked goods.
Coconut Cookies using Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

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