I was not happy when I found out and I immediately went out on a mission to find Mother’s Cookies, especially the Circus Animals seeing that those were my favorite. The little pink and white frosted animals :) I went to my local grocery store and I was sure that they had them there because I had seen them before. Since they just remodled the entire inside of the store I had to search for the cookie section. When I found it I was very unhappy because it use to be one side of a full aisle and now it was only half that size. I looked and looked. I saw Keebler’s Frosted Animal version of the cookies and some others, but no Mother’s Cookies. I was really sad and disappoint and went home.
Cut to Sunday afternoon. I was wandering the grocery store looking for ingredients to make my mom birthday cupcakes (which she requested) and my friend, Dancer, a key lime pie. I was actually looking for Graham Crackers because that is the type of crust that she prefers. I personally love using Nilla Wafers :) While walking down the aisle I noticed a sign up for Archway Cookies going out of business. The struck me as odd since I had only heard about Mother’s and then I look and see the types of cookies.
I picked up a package of the cookies and checked the manufacture, “Archway and Mother’s Cookies Company, Inc.”
It isn’t in the traditional brown bag, but I found my holy grail of cookies.
Granted they aren’t the best cookies in the world and they are extremely sweet, but I love them no matter what. I love those little guys so much that while I was looking up the links for the blogs that I original saw the news on I came across an entry that The Food Librarian did on a Goodbye, Mother’s Cookies Shirt. I immediate went to the site to order the shirt and was extremely happy because they were still in stock and they use American Apparel :)
I haven’t opened the bag yet, but I am looking forward to that moment when I open my last bag of Circus Animals and eat the first one. It will be a great memory and a bittersweet moment up until the entire bag is gone.
Goodbye, Mother’s Cookies. You will be missed and your Circus Animal Cookies too. Like the t-shirt says on Cloth Moth, “lights down, little cookies.”