Monday, April 24, 2006
Mondays with Maida - Black-and-White Coconut Slices
Page 126 in the old book / page 164 in the new book
Zarah is here! Zarah is here! Actually, I should say, Zarah and Martin are here! And I'm enjoying their company way too much to sit here writing about cookies, so this will be short but sweet...
These attractive little cookies are much easier to make than they may at first appear. The square shape is relatively easy to form and very easy to slice. The moist and chewy pecan/coconut center is almost candy-like and a little reminiscent of the icing you find on German chocolate cake. It is surrounded by a sandy chocolate cookie. The entire package was a little like a filled chocolate, but with a cookie shell.
I thought they were very good, as did most of the cookie panel...
Suzanne: "The cookie was square shaped with chocolate on the outside and a coconut pecan center. The black and white cookie was aesthetically pleasing. The taste reminded me of an “Almond Joy” candy bar, even though the nut was a pecan and not an almond. The cookie had just the right amount of crunch to it and of course the coconut pecan center was scrumptious. Rating - 5.0"
Denny: "I rated these a 3.0. Couldn't really taste the cream cheese or pecans, but the coconut came through. I love cream cheese and pecans so I would've liked them better with a little more of each. Rating - 3.0"
Laura: "Almost too yummy for words - chocolate is wonderfully delicate in flavor and coconut/cream cheese centers are moist and chewy. Delicious - 4.75... nah, make that 5! Rating - 5.0"
Terri: "A delicious mix of chocolate (more like cocoa) with a chewy coconut center. These are a very decorative cookie with the coconut center bordered by the chocolate. Delicious. Rating - 4.0"
Overall rating by the panel - 4.3
Next week - Wienerstube Cookies