Danny dug into the crock in the pantry and brought out two large, soft, still-warm cookies. He poured himself a glass of milk and sat down at the kitchen table.The sentence about cookies and ironing has stuck with me from childhood, which is why I got hold of the source text (in a dopey-looking 1979 edition) via interlibrary loan.
"Mmm," he said, dreamily. "I love the smell of fresh cookies and the smell of fresh ironing. I guess you're right. We do have to learn some history. But it's so dull — all those names and dates."
Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn, Time Traveler (1963)
Danny Dunn grew up to write À la recherche du temps perdu.
Danny Dunn (Wikipedia)
Out of the past (On reading books from childhood)