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Do any of you cooks/bakers ever use "coconut oil" in place of butter in baking cookies??? Do you have any advice? I already purchased the product... called Lou Ana all natural coconut oil. Storage after opening...? Any help appreciated.

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Last updated: Jan. 24, 2013 6:26 pm
Posted: Jan. 23, 2013 5:17 pm
 
Answered by: gammaray (=
Jan. 23, 2013 5:58 pm
I just did for the first time. I liked it. My only issue was that it was super hard, and I had to beat the heck out if it to get it to incorporate with the eggs I was creaming it with. Oh! I was subbing it for shortening, not butter - in the Bryan's Red Ribbon Recipe cookies. I'm not sure on the storage. I have it out for now - but may stick it in the fridge to ward off going rancid.
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Hezzy_tant_Cook
Jan. 23, 2013 6:05 pm
Thanks, Barb. Good to see you and I DO appreciate the input. I may do part coconut oil and part unsalted butter. It's for oatmeal cookies. Thank you again!
 
Hezzy_tant_Cook
Jan. 23, 2013 6:19 pm
okay. Scrounged around a bit and found some folks saying it can last up to two years in the pantry. Some folks also suggested it would be best to put it into a glass container, to keep it from leaching harmful "stuff". ALSO it is normal for the oil to liquify at 77 degrees or so and it gets harder the cooler it gets.
 
gammaray (=
Jan. 24, 2013 12:22 am
I liked it in my cookies. I had heard [i swear! but maybe I was hallucinating again (=] that people use it to pop popcorn, so I tried it, and am undecided about it...
 
wisweetp
Jan. 24, 2013 8:02 am
I love coconut oil and use it in baking all the time. I keep two kinds in my pantry; extra virgin for baking (love the slight coconut flavor it adds) and refined for popcorn because it is flavorless. It does keep for quite some time; I've never had any go rancid. Enjoy!
 
Jan. 24, 2013 2:01 pm
Meredith Viera was on the Today show yesterday and said that she buys coconut oil in the baking section to use as a moisturizer!
 
Mel's Cookin' Now!
Jan. 24, 2013 6:26 pm
I use organic Tropical Traditions organic coconut oil as a moisturizer, too. My skin gets very dry without it. It stays out on the counter for up to a year or two. It comes in a glass jar.
 
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