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Olive Oil Coconut Sugar Cookies

 

Olive Oil Coconut Sugar Cookies

Olive Oil Coconut Sugar Cookies

Butter or Olive Oil?

When cooking and baking I use olive oil and butter interchangeably or together in many recipes.  I had not thought about the difference until I wanted to make some cookies and had only extra virgin olive oil.  A little research, The Olive Press recommended using olive oil in all baking goodies.  Using a recipe from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, I adapted an old-fashioned sugar cookie to an Olive Oil Coconut Sugar Cookie.  I have not made it with butter, so do not have a good reference to compare.  It was a firm cookie, not soft or crisp.  The other objective, I wanted to show the conversion chart for butter to olive oil.

Conversion Chart:  Butter to Olive Oil

1 teaspoon butter = 3/4  teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter = 2 1/4  teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup butter = 3  tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup butter = 1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup butter = 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
2/3 cup butter = 1/2 cup olive oil
3/4 cup butter = 1/2 cup + 1  tablespoon olive oil
1 cup butter = 3/4 cup olive oil

 There are many benefits in using Olive Oil.

Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat which comes from  a plant,  the Olea europaea. the olive tree  grown primarily in the Mediterranean countries such as Italy, Greece, and Spain.  Monounsaturated fatty acids are said to be a healthy dietary fat, along with peanuts, cashews and avocados.  These fats help to reduce  the LDL cholesterol or the “bad cholesterol”.

When thinking of olive oil, cooking usually comes to mind first.  Cosmetics, medicine, soaps and even fuel for lamps all may be made from olive oil.  However, when discussing benefits it is related to our health.  There have been multiple studies made to assess benefits of olive oil.

Examples of healthy benefits

1. Protection of the cardiovascular system.
2. Prevention of stoke.
3.  Lowering the risk of depression.
4.  Reduction of breast cancer risk.
5.  Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.
6.  Extra virgin olive oil may protect against Alzheimer’s disease.
7.  Prevent acute pancreatitis by using extra virgin olive oil.
8.  Protect the liver with the use of extra virgin olive oil.

 

Olive Oil Coconut Sugar Cookies

Coconut cookies batter

Coconut cookie batter made with extra virgin olive oil.

This recipe made about 36 cookies.

Oven ready Olive Oil Coconut Sugar Cookies

Oven ready Olive Oil Coconut Sugar Cookies

I like to roll the  teaspoons  of dough into a ball, then flatten with a bottom of a glass dipped into sugar.  It gives a prettier and sweeten top to the cookie.

Out of the oven, Olive Oil Coconut Sugar Cookies

Out of the oven, Olive Oil Coconut Sugar Cookies.

Olive Oil Coconut Sugar Cookies

A new take on an old fashioned sugar cookies, using olive oil instead of butter. Adapted from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 doz
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped coconut
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut flavoring
  • 1 tablespoon evaporated milk undiluted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350 F.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Measure and mix together: flour, salt, baking powder and coconut; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the olive oil and sugar, beat until light and blended.
  • Add the egg, vanilla and coconut flavoring, beat thoroughly.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the oil and sugar mixture, adding 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Blend well.
  • Roll teaspoons of batter into a ball and place on cookie sheet 1 inches apart.
  • Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in granulated sugar.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly browned.

Notes

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Olive Oil Coconut Sugar Cookies

 

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Netta Belle’s Choice Upside-Down Cake

 

Ready to enjoy Peach Upside Down Cake with a scoop of ice cream.

Ready to enjoy Peach Upside-Down Cake with a scoop of ice cream.

Don’t you like it when you find a quick recipe and make little changes you have another delicious dessert?  This is how I think of the Netta Belle’s Choice® Upside-Down Cake. It is the same basic cake layer dressed up to which ever fruit is in season.  I started out with just making pineapple upside down cakes, then did not have pineapple.  Blueberries were in season and later peaches.  So 2 new cakes were added to my Netta Belle’s Choice® cookbookinabox® Recipe Box.

 Peach Upside Down Cake

Putting peaches into the plate

Putting peaches into the plate

Pouring cake batter over  peaches.

Pouring cake batter over peaches.

Peach Upside Down Cake

Peach Upside-Down Cake

Ready to enjoy Peach Upside Down Cake with a scoop of ice cream.

Ready to enjoy Peach Upside-Down Cake with a scoop of ice cream.

Netta Belle's Choice Upside-Down Cake

A quick and easy dessert of a moist butter cake dressed up with seasonal sweeten fruit on top.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350 F. Preheat a sheet of foil on the lower shelf to catch drippings.
  • Grease a 10-inch deep dish pie plate.
  • TOPPING:
  • Peel and slice the peaches into the lemon juice.
  • Mix the melted butter and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  • Spread this on the bottom of greased pie plate.
  • Arrange the toasted almonds on top of the butter and sugar
  • Drain the peaches, dry off any excess juices.
  • Arrange the peach slices over almonds and butter/ brown sugar mixture.
  • CAKE BATTER:
  • Whisk together all the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
  • In a larger bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Beat in the almond extract.
  • Alternate adding the flour and milk, beating after each addition until well blended.
  • Spread the cake batter evenly over the peaches.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for 45-55 minutes, or until tester comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake on a rake for 15 minutes.
  • Run a knife around the edge to loosen cake, invert cake onto a platter.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

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Bluleberry Upside Down Cake _750 To get your creative juices flowing, here are a some pictures of other fruit ideas. Humm… I think I will make the cake, put it on a platter and slather it with whip cream and cover it with fresh strawberries and drizzle chocolate on top.  Go to go! Cake, strawberries and whip cream are awaiting.  ENJOY  your choice Upside-Down Cake.

 

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