What pairs well with chocolate? More chocolate, of course! That’s why these delightful little cookies are often what I share with guests at my tastings, and the crowd goes wild! These biscuits are heavenly and check all the boxes for the perfect snack or dessert experience when paired with fine craft chocolate. They’re buttery, crispy, rich and deep with malted cocoa, oats, a hint of salt and a pinch of toasted coconut.
Try them as a companion to any of the chocolates in the Barometer collection, from the darkest darks to the sweetest whites. This flavor is also divine with a dollop of mascarpone and fresh berries, cacao fruit jam, gianduja (chocolate hazelnut spread) or as a topping crumbled over your favorite ice cream.
- 2021 SOFI Gold Award Winner
The first bite of an exquisite Effie’s biscuit is a moment of sheer delight. Lightly sweet and rich in flavor, with a satisfying and subtle note of salt in the finish, these goodies are more refined than a cookie and way more decadent than a graham cracker. They are prepared in small batches and baked in a similar fashion to pastry so that they are light, crisp and flaky with a delicate crumb.
The brand is named after the real Effie…Effie MacLellan from Nova Scotia, who moved to Dorchester, Massachusetts and took her famous, generations-old recipe with her as a way to make new friends quickly.
It worked! Whenever she baked these scrumptious little biscuits, word spread fast and all the neighborhood kids would come running for them when they were still warm from the oven and ready to share. Effie would carefully wrap them in napkins for the kids who were smiling from ear to ear in anticipation of this special treat.
Effie’s daughter Joan, and her best friend, Irene, culinary experts and teachers, launched the company Effie’s Homemade to keep these beautiful biscuits alive so that people like you and me, who appreciate savoring made-from-scratch baked goods, could enjoy them in a variety of scrumptious flavors. My two favorites are the pecan cookies and the cocoa cookies. Please enjoy them with your favorite chocolate and whatever other tasty tidbits you love. They’re also gorgeous on a board with fresh and dried fruits.
- Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Butter, Oats, Cane Sugar, Organic Barley Malt Extract, Dried Coconut, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Water, Kosher Salt, Baking Soda, Turbinado Sugar
- Net Weight: 204 g. / 7.2 oz.
- Country of Origin: USA