Food People: Coconut Oil v. Veggie Oil

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  1. darkchild16

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    I want to make peanut blossoms but have no veggie oil. I do have coconut oil though. Would it alter the taste of my cookies though?
     
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    As long as other ingredients (eggs/liquids) are at room temperature, it's fine. Use the same amount. I'm not sure why they have to be room temperature, I've just been told and never really tested it... :lol-sign:
     
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    Cool because I REALLY dont want to have to wake Jeremy up to drive 15 miles to get me veggie oil LMAO. I think he might kill me.
     
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    it WILL change the flavor. but it shouldn't be in a bad way.
     
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    It'll change the flavor a bit, but Pops is right - not in a bad way at all. When I make cookies I use coconut oil and they turn out wonderfully. :)
     
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    I should imagine it will make them creamy and yummy!
     
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    They'll probably taste even better. They'll probably also be lighter and crisper.
     
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    Coconut oil (at least the virgin stuff we sell at work) is solid (sort of like a jelly-consistency) at room temperature, liquid at about 75 degrees and up, and rock-solid-hard if it's cold. I would imagine for mixing purposes, you'd want it room temperature or higher - it may start to get hard if you mix it with cold eggs, or cold butter, or whatnot.
     
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    FYI you can also sub in applesauce or even pumpkin puree for butter. I think the measurement for oil is a bit different just because it's liquid vs. solid. I often make things with applesauce instead of butter, if it's a good alternative. Not as good for cookies per say but muffins and such.
     
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    Well I mixed it with it (did melt the oil in the microwave) but I didnt feel like baking them so I'm baking them now LOL.
     
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    They will taste different, but I don't think they'll be bad at all. Might cook a tad bit fast though so I'd keep an eye on them.

    And yes, applesauce, pumpkin puree, or even apple juice can replace veggie oil in baking. I think any fruit puree can, actually. A mashed banana! peanut butter banana would be GOOD
     
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    Ok so these dont really taste ANY different besides not as much peanut butter as I like but I used mix instead of making my own. Otherwise though they dont taste like coconut LOL
     

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