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April 27, 2016
Akis' Cookies

There is always a story behind every creation or undertaking.. and I wanted to share mine with you. I wanted you to know what they mean to me… how involved I am and how much of myself I put in to everything I make.  

Like all good ideas… they just pop in to your head all of a sudden. It was a spur of the moment decision! How, you ask? Well let me tell you!

I was in England, and one of my favorite things to do when I’m abroad is to go to the supermarket and try new things! I saw some cookies that looked good so I thought I’d try them out.  

It was then that I realized that it is actually very difficult to find cookies made with real chocolate, butter and eggs… You know, the kind that remind you of your mom’s homemade cookies!

That’s exactly the moment the idea just popped in to my head! I thought.. ”Why don’t I make a line of cookies that you can easily pick up at the supermarket but they will be just as good as homemade cookies!

So I made up my mind to make it happen! Let me tell you that it wasn’t such an easy thing to do. But since I never back down from my goals.. I worked really hard and spent a lot of time testing recipes… wanting to get it just right! It was very stressful for me… but in the end… I did it!

It is with great pleasure that I am introducing Aki’s Cookies! My 4 children!! That’s exactly how I feel about them! J 4 flavors… 4 absolutely irresistible types of cookies! 

 

 

Let me introduce them to you one by one, since they each deserve their own introduction!

 

Akis' Butter Cookies

 

I’m very proud of these cookies since I really tried hard to get them right! I had to test them over and over again to be able to keep their flavor authentic by using 100% real butter… That’s right! No mixing of vegetable oil or margarine. Pure and authentic, real butter cookies that really live up to their name!

 

 

As soon as you open the box.. the smell of butter and vanilla that will hit you will make it absolutely impossible to stop eating them! They are the perfect accompaniment for coffee, tea or just on their own!

 

 

Akis' Triple Chocolate Cookies

 

Simply irresistible! Soft, rich and super chocolatey, since they are made from 3 types of real chocolate! No imitation chocolate in my cookies!

 

 

They are perfect for any occasion, especially when you get a chocolatey sweet tooth! It will really hit the spot!

 

Try heating them in the microwave for 10 seconds because they are just like brownies! No simple cookies are these! They are good enough to be served as the main dessert after dinner. Try adding a couple of scoops of ice cream and watch your guests scoop up every last crumb!

 

 

Akis' Anise and Pistachio Biscotti

 

The flavor of these cookies remind me of Greece. The gentle aroma of anise combined with real Greek pistachio nuts from the island of Egina make up these crunchy, crumbly biscotti.

 

 

If you have never been to Greece… these biscotti will take you there! They carry a very fine, unique and very authentic taste. They make the perfect snack for any occasion!  Treat your friends at a picnic, take them as a special gift to friends and family, pack them in your children’s lunchbox, or take them on a road trip for when you get the munchies! I’m warning you though… they are so aromatic, fresh, crunchy and delicious that everyone will want some… so make sure you have enough to go around!

 

 

Akis' Petit Four

 

Last and definitely not least, since I shouldn’t favor any of my children! But I really have a soft spot for these little guys!

 

Dairy free cookies that can be eaten freely while you are fasting or if you are a vegetarian.

They may also be a little closer to my heart since they bring to mind my grandmother who would always enjoy a petit four type of cookie with her Greek coffee.

My petit four are made with orange and cardamom and covered with a luscious cocoa cream! They are heavenly! Their amazing texture comes from the addition of real hazelnuts.

 

 

 

I wanted you to know how it came to me, how I got started and how I managed to make my idea a reality… a package of cookies that you can easily find in the supermarket… can find its way in to your shopping cart… can go home with you and can be shared with your families and loved ones. This is something special to me. It’s my way of sharing my love with you!

But you are all the judges now! Try them and let me know! I look forward to hearing your comments and which ones you liked best and of course… your pictures!  

 

Υοu can easily find them in:

 

GREECE

AB Vasilopoulos

ΜyMarket

Masoutis

All of us were so excited here at Kitchen Lab! We tried to take a vote to see which flavor we liked best but we couldn’t decide! We love all of them… each one for their own unique style! You can’t favor one of your children! You have to love them all equally! J

 

Enjoy!

 

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