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

Nutrition Facts


Niki said...

They sound amazing! I hope you have a wonderful time with Zarah & Martin. Do say hello to her from me!

Amy Sherman said...

Very pretty photo!

Anonymous said...


I saw coconut and that was it ... you had me!

Enjoy your time with Zarah and Martin!

Anonymous said...

German chocolate cake was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the photo...what an enticing cookie!

s'kat said...

That cookie looks fantastic! I am sooo not going to check out the caloric content on this one. ;)

*waves* Hi, Zarah!!

Ana said...

Wow, those cookies look awesome, I love the square look of it, plus chocolate and coconut is a delicious combination!!
I know you don't post recipes, but is there any chance you could post this one? Or point a website I could find this recipe?
Thanks! I love your monday's cookies!

African Kelli said...

Yum! If you are going to go off a diet, I think you just found the reason.

Ange said...

Sound delicious - i am really into cookies at the moment & have been finding the best recipes on other peoples sights

Lori said...

These are the nicest slice and bake cookies I've seen. Mine always turn out flat and misshapen.

Cathy said...

Hi everyone - sorry I'm so late responding!!! It's been a hectic couple of weeks and my poor little blog has been very much neglected. I just got done writing individual responses to every comment, but when I clicked the publish button they all went into never-never-land. It's too late and I'm too tired to try to rewrite them, but as ever I do so appreciate all your comments - thank you!