How amazing would it be if you really could soak a cookie in hot water and make a cup of tea and a snack in one fell swoop?
My grandmother used to make excellent shortbread. She'd melt the butter and sugar together using the heat of her bare hands, massaging it between her fingers until it all melded together uniformly. They were so buttery and tender and delicious. They would have been perfectly worthy of becoming little Totoros.