Monday, December 19, 2005

Mondays with Maida - Palm Beach Pineapple Squares

Page 96 in the old book / page 138 in the new book

These cookies were actually made the week before I left on vacation and I'm afraid my memories of them are dim. I do recall that I wasn't really wowed by them and that they were cakey with neither the chocolate nor pineapple especially pronounced.

For these cookies, you prepare a plain vanilla batter which is divided into two portions. To the larger portion, melted chocolate and walnuts are added, and to the smaller portion, lemon rind and drained pineapple are added. Chocolate and pineapple may seem an odd combination, but in this cookie they are quite compatible.

Here's the panel...

Suzanne: "Chocolate cake bottom, a yellow cake top and pineapple make this a yummy cookie. Rating - 4.0"

Denny: "Very good. Rating - 4.0"

Laura: "Tasty and sweet topping, but not really my cup o' tea. Rating - 2.0"

Phil: "This unusual looking blond on brown layered transplant was not the most inviting among the bar crowd yet the different forms of sweetness seemed to work with a little added moistness from the pineapple. Rating - 3.9"

Overall rating by the panel - 3.5

Next week - Christmas Fruitcake Bars

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Reid said...

Hi Cathy,

I hope you had a nice time visiting with Nupur as well as with Chuck and Bob.

Too bad these weren't memorable because they sound interesting.

Cathy said...

Thanks Reid! I had a wonderful time!

These cookies were bad at all, but they were more cake-like than I prefer a cookie to be. Perhaps if the chocolate was a little more intense, they would have been more interesting.

Cathy said...

akk! Obviously I meant "weren't bad" at all. Proofread, Cathy, proofread...