Saturday, May 25, 2013

Apple Pie Cookies at Xa Sweet & Savory Cafe - Orange

This is the first ever guest blogger review in Monster Munching. The piece this week will be written by my better half, who is so obsessed, so addicted to the apple pie cookies that Shawn Xa makes at his Xa Sweet and Savory Cafe in Orange, she has cast aside her usual aversion to writing and decided that if I wasn't going to wax poetic on how wonderfully chewy, crispy and addictive these cookies are, she would!

And she's right! They deserve more than just the few words I dedicated on my OC Weekly review of Xa. We have, in fact, returned almost weekly to feed her apple pie cookie addiction, buying dozens at a time. In some cases, we've waited for them to cool down on the baking racks so that Shawn can seal them up in their individual plastic satchels. In so doing, we are lucky to have also tried them while they were still warm and slightly gooey from the oven.

Other weeks she has bought loads of them and the other unique cookie flavors Xa makes (such as S'Mores swirled with melted marshmallows and sprinkled with graham cracker dust) for her office, so that she can share them while proselytizing their greatness to her co-workers.

For Mother's Day she packaged them up in gift boxes tied up with colorful ribbons.

So far, everyone my cookie preacher has blessed with these cookies agrees that they don't just uncannily taste like real apple pie, with the crystally crunch of cinnamon sugar and real bits of apple embedded inside each perfectly formed disc, they are also one of the best cookies they've ever eaten. These cookies are worthy of a whole post here, she said. And she's going to write it.

She has even thought of the perfect blog nom de plume for herself: since mine is elmomonster, hers, she says, will be cookiemonster, in honor of these cookies.

So without further ado, here is cookiemonster's piece on Xa's apple pie cookies!


Quite the wordsmith isn't she?

XA Sweet and Savory Cafe
424 S Main St Ste C
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 539-4275

Inka Mama's - Santa Ana


At 5:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A destination when I'm in OC.


At 10:17 AM, Anonymous JB said...

This is like when Donna Summer hosted one episode of American Bandstand instead of Dick Clark...

At 10:29 AM, Blogger elmomonster said...


Definitely one of the top five that need to be on your must list!


HA! You're showing your age, JB!


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