Buy that cookie jar!


blogger-image--121499698How many things did you dream of when you were little? And how many of those dreams did you actually turn into reality?

Found the prince or princess? Married or co-habitated , or had an open relationship with that prince?

Maybe instead you chose his cousin?

Lived happily ever after , watering the green lawn while kids played joyfully around you ?

Bought the cottage in the country and grew your organically perfect apples which people raved about in the quaint town’s open market?

Managed not to look like your mom?
Or exactly like Beyonce or Mary Quant?

Managed to convince your dad that garden planning was a serious option for college studies?

Succeeded in keeping a friendship forever?

Turned out that your kids eat fruits and vegetables voluntarily?

Miraculously always stayed afloat your expenses?

Bought your favorite sportscar and took a trip a la Thelma and Louise style?

Touched fingers with E.T.?

Received a letter from Steve Jobs saying he’s been looking for someone ike you to develop a portable p.c.?

Your short story got published where you dreamed it would?

Never raised your voice? To no one?

Your boss always believed in you and for that he paid you a notch up?

Weather always nice on your long expected and perfectly planned rafting expeditions?

Cakes always equally inflated on both sides?

Santa or Rudolf always smiled at your surprise when opening the perfect gift?

Phew… Thank God, all this is paaast. So many childhood dreams, youth expectations, unreal or surreal , ridiculous or higly possible are a thing of the past.

Welcome to the present, I guess! No luggage, no left over unfullfilled romantic fantasies…

Happy to be so, except one magical thing that is stuck with me still : the cookie jar!

I dreamed of it since I was a kid ( definitely inspired by those mysteriously always food-related books that it is a miracle now that I am not shaped like a cookie. Or pumpkin. ) ! I remember this fantasy : I dreamed that I would always have a big cookie jar in the kitchen , filled with home-baked cookies.

And it is the only fantasy that has remained intense and intact and until now. (Thank goodness! )


It takes two minutes to prepare them and 2×10 minutes to bake them. You make the dough, shape it in sausage , freeze it and slice as many cookies per occassion as you want, whenever you want. Or refrigerate it up to a week.

  • 250gr. flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 125 gr. butter
  • 150gr. Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange rind
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 50 gr. Greek currants or raisins

Sieve together flour, a bit of salt and the baking powder.
Cream the butter, sugar and rind with mixer until fluffy and pale.Beat in egg.
Add raisins.
Add flour until mix holds together.
Shape in sausage roll of 5cm diameter.

Refrigerate and bake your badge in hot oven of 180C for 10-15 mins or until golden.

Cool for two minutes .

Enjoy and save some for that childhood fantasy cookie jar…


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