Friday, 4 June 2010

The Travel Cookie - the Best Way to Start Your Holiday

I was raised in a home, where cooking and food were a big part of our lives. And we ate meals together. We enjoyed our meals as a family around the dinner table. Much of these food traditions meant that we also were encouraged, growing up, to discuss a topic of a certain level of importance around the dinner table. So that's what we did. We ate and we discussed. And we laughed some. We filled the air with serious and not so serious conversations - about school, politics, philosophy, art. I have fond memories of these family meals. They stuck with me somehow. Sometimes the smell of freshly cooked langoustines dipped in mayonnaise wafts right beneath my nose and I can see myself chatting about De Gaulle and WW2 in my little summer dress ate age 15, my legs propped up on the chair. However, while I truly enjoyed these precious family moments, my favourite moments were spent sitting on top of the kitchen island, baking CCCs with my mother. Chocolate Chip Cookies were the weekend treat for all of us. But baking them was quality time for my mom and me. So yes, I have to admit, my standards for CCC baking are unexpectedly high. When I think CCC, I think Magic.


Moving on slightly from the family topic, but still very much on the cookie topic, I tried a CCC yesterday that would make your little mouths water from jealousy and glutony. I call it the Travel Cookie. They're actually called Millies Cookies and you'll find the bake shop at most train stations.


And while I rarely take the train, there is one time when I do - when I am off to Paddington and Victoria en route to Gatwick and Heathrow. Final destination: ding ding ding...holiday, baby. So, may I introduce to you, one of the best cookies I have bit into and chewed on since my arrival in London. The fantastic, the mouth-watering, the delicious Millies Chocolate Chip Cookie. And for those who are feeling adventurous, the chip flavours vary from lemon meringue and raspberry to caramel and butterscotch. Too much, too good. But a great way to start the holiday.


Millies Cookies
Available at most London Train Stations
Including Victoria, Paddington, Waterloo, London Bridge, Liverpool Street
and also sold nationwide

20 comments:

  1. I entered this site by chance, but I found very interesting. A greeting to all the people who visit this page.

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  2. It's tough to find good cookies in London and unfortunately there is no Mrs. Fields to be found anywhere but Millie's cookies are a delicious substitute

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  3. hmmmmm not what i want to be reading on my 'detox' haha may have to cut it short!! u have to try Big Ben's cookies, sell them at the tube stop on high st ken AMAZING

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  4. Well, firstly those langoustines sounds delicious! And secondly, you can't beat a wonderfully warm CCC. We've taken to baking some most Sunday afternoons - huge things that take 2 hands to hold. Even Huzz who isn't a cookie / cake fan can't resist. Enjoy your cookies and the weekend too.

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  5. Wow. Don't get me started on food memories! There are so many. But cookies, true, are really comfort food. The way they make the house smell for starters. And licking the bowl and spoon. And then tasting them right out of the oven when they are still soft, barely done, in the middle and crisp around the edge. There are some pretty yummy oatmeal ones waiting for you as we speak! Maybe part of the charm of cookie making is thinking of the expressions on your faces when you first lay eyes on them.

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  6. Hi - yep Millies cookies are the ones I go for if I have been working in Southbank and am on the way back down South through Waterloo! They are pretty good :-) L x

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  7. Judi: Its really no surprise we called our dog Cookie:) Crispy, on the outside, soft on the inside...so excited about the oatmeal cookies. x LZ

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  8. I used to get Millie's cookies as a teenager in the local shopping centre. I'm all nostalgic for one now - I remember them being chewy which is, I think, what a cookie is supposed to taste like (not the crisp ones you often find in supermarkets). I found your blog via Fashion's Most Wanted and just wanted to say its great!

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  9. mmm, CCCs! Mmm, Holidays! Mmm, happy family food memories. Thanks for this. But now I'm going to have to bake some cookies, and that can't be good for my regimen!

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  10. Okay, this is making my hungry. I may have to seek out a CCC for my afternoon snack!

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  11. kathy peck leeds4 June 2010 at 08:42

    Wonderful post - makes me feel so nostalgic for those days spent making cookies with my daughter. CCC are so loaded with memory for everyone it seems. And yes, no wonder you named your dog - Cookie!
    Great post as always. Wish I was joining you in St. Remy for some oatmeal cookies....

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  12. yahhh i am excited to have a big kitchen for my future kids to talk to me and entertain me while i cook meals for us all :)

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  13. I love Millies Cookies. Sometimes yu can get vouchers from their site, I know I have done in the past, if I am going up town.

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  14. looks great and really nice blog. I look forward to new posts to show me London. Would love to visit there someday!

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  15. i love Millies! I love the giant ones with the frosting for birthdays! Soooo goood! Mmmmmm, i love Ben's cookies too! xx

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  16. Thank you now im hungry need those cookies pronto


    Tc


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  17. Millies are in Dublin as well and I used to take my nieces there for a treat. They love it! Me too :-)

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  18. The Millies alone were enough to send me into fits of jealousy...clicking through to the next post about Paris, just put me over the edge! :)

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  19. Hi! Are you a fan of Fipps? If I remember correctly...A great Oatmeal snack in london> I have a recipe for Agression Cookies...that tastes like them..."agression" bc you work the dough w your hands and get out all your agression...
    I'll have to look for Millies!
    love your site! I need a patron so I can travel!!! london is lovely...we have friends living in cambridge...have you been to grantchester...lovely too!My ancestors are from Saffron Walden Essex...1500s...Mott...
    Jennifer aka Gigi

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