For a pick-me-up while shopping at South Coast Plaza, I sampled a few cookies at South Coast Plaza's Champagne French Bakery Cafe.
I went with the coconut merange ($1.59), chocolate chip cookie ($2.29), and raspberry-filled cookie ($2.29).
The coconut merange was large and puffy. It had nice coconut flavor, but was extremely messy. It was very sugary and way too sweet, which is something I rarely say. I couldn't eat more than half of it.
The thin and chewy chocolate chip cookies was average. I like that it is made with mini-chocolate chips instead of regularly sized chips. It works better with the cookie's thiness and texture. Having so much chocolate didn't hurt either!
My favorite was the raspberry-filled cookie. I'm not even sure if it should be called a cookie because it was so cakey. The raspberry filling was not overpowering. The half dipped in chocolate was the most flavorful. Even though the chocolate melts easily and sticks to your fingers, I wish the whole cookie was covered in chocolate.
Champagne French Bakery Cafe has multiple locations in California. For details, visit http://www.champagnebakery.com/.