Food of the Seventies, Mamas Cookies

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round crunchy cookies with sugar on top, came in several flavors regular sugar cookies,chocolate,lemon and maccaroon. disappeared for awhile then were back in early 1990's, now gone again
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mary - March 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I wish they made them again. I could eat a box of them in one sitting! all the flavors were actually good. Who made them? Is the bakery still around at all, making anything? Let's petition them
Shawn - March 03, 2009 - Report this comment
You're right Mary, you could sit and go threw a whole box of them cookies, they were good! I don't know what happened to the company but i wouldn't mind if they came back out with them.
Linda - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
We loved these cookies...they were round, thin with holes in the middle and had about 4 dozen in a box...they came in many flavors, choc, lemon, macaroon..etc. They were given away on the 'Uncle Al Show' out of Cincinnati, Ohio. If I remember correctly, they were 99 cents per box...LOVED those Mama's Cookies!!!!
LJaine - October 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and Mama's Cookies were very popular...we even had them as a snack in my kindergarten class with our little carton of white or chocolate milk!
Kathy - November 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up eating Mama's cookies in Dallas, Tx. and I'm 57 years old. Last time I bought some was in the early 80s, I think. I sure do miss them.
Cindy - December 14, 2009 - Report this comment
What happy memories Mama's Cookies bring to mind. I too was hooked on the Uncle Al show and my grandma would give me a snack of Mama's cookied and milk. YUM!
footballmom104 - January 04, 2010 - Report this comment
@Linda ... I lived in Cincinnati until I was 4 and remember both Mama's Cookies and Uncle Al. Was on the show twice with some other little kids in the neighborhood. Why don't they have shows like that anymore? Or Cookies like Mama's anymore?
FollowTheSun - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Mama's Cookies - Hawaiian Gems My Favorite. When Did They Stop Producing These?
Kim - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Anyone know if theres a facebook page to bring back mamas cookies? If not, would like to start one up. These cookies were the best, I remember eating them at my grandmothers house when I was a little girl. I MISS THEM!!
mag - April 03, 2010 - Report this comment
mama's cookies and uncle al were the hightlight of my life!!! In 1970's. My mother worked at a church in cincinnati sometimes (in the kitchen) and if there were leftover mama's cookies and grape juice from the classes, I got to have some while sitting on a stool in the kitchen watching my mother work. I LOVED mama's cookies.
Judy - July 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Can Mama's Cookies still be bought, or are they out of business?
keaki - October 25, 2010 - Report this comment
LOVED Mama's cookies in the '70's. Found them once at a grocery in the late '80's, then they disappeared again. Would love to find someone who sells them now...or are they no longer made?
oldman - February 14, 2011 - Report this comment
work for a silk-screener in L.A. Ca. we moved into a new warehouse last month and while electricians were doing some rewiring they found a book of financial records dated 1955 and about 15 paper/cellophane wrappers for "mamas home-like cookies". they were together so we're assuming that at one time this building held some sort of function for mamas cookies. Im just searching the web for more info about mamas cookies because the discovery sparked my curiosity but i havent found much.
R.T. - October 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Please bring those cookies back they were the best
Phil - March 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember watching "Uncle Zeb's cartoon camp in Tulsa,Ok in the 1970's they had commercial endorsements for the cookies and DaD's Root Beer. It was a delicious combination . The root beer is still around but have not seen the cookies in years.
Shayla - August 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember living in Silverton with my mom at the ages 3 and 4 (1980-1981), where there was a man that went door to door selling them. My mother always bought me the chocolate cookies in the brown box. I'm not sure what kind she bought for herself, but they came in a green box. If my memory serves me right, there was a smiley face of some sort on all the boxes. These cookies were the best! Especially with juice or milk!
Sharon - February 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember them too..... How can we get them back????? Who has the recipe?
Robyn - February 05, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember them in the 70's & 80's and their brief return in the 90's. We lived in Cincinnati, OH area. The chocolate ones were to die for. I learned early on that they were the best when dipped in coffee :)
DENISE - February 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Mamas were the best I grew up with them and when my children were toddlers those were the best snacks for them. I think they had like 5 or 6 flavors and i loved all of them. was wondering if anyone knew who they were made by. maybe if we knew that we could get with that company and suggest they make them again. I am 51 and I know I would still buy them for myself and for my grandchildren.
Michelle - March 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I grew up on these treasure's!!! I wish they would come back. My Dad worked at channel 9 for soo many years and would bring some home from the Uncle Al show. Remke's once carried them again in the 90's but disappeared shorty after that. He also would bring home boxes of Monster cookies. I miss those days!!!
kathie - August 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Mama's cookies were made by Streitman Biscuit Company of Cincinnati,located on Wooster Rd in Fairfax. It then became Keebler. Little flat round cookies with a hole in the middle.
janet l - October 13, 2013 - Report this comment
i loved mamas cookies the price let us get several boxes of different flavors also streitman coconut choc-chips were out of this world i now have a bag that keeblers took over nasty nasty nasty just not streitmans recipe no way is it good
Linda - November 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Mamma cookies have so many childhood memories in my family of 11 siblings. Wish I could find just one box to reunite the cookies with the Xmas shows that are on this time of the year.
Ruth - January 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I grew up on these cookies in Cincinnati. They were the best.I would love to know what happened to the company.
Carolyn - January 21, 2014 - Report this comment
Actually, Mama's Cookies were not made by Streitman Biscuit Company. They were made by the Shur-Good Biscuit Company, and were discontinued in 1984. Here's a couple of links you might like.
Glenn - January 25, 2014 - Report this comment
The factory was at 72nd & Kostner behind Ford City Shopping Center in Chicago. Used to go there and purchase a two pound bag of random broken cookies for $1. This would have been early 1970's.
Woody - April 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I Grew Up On MAMA"S Short Bread Cookies At The Age Of 60 I Would Buy Them For My Grand Kids & Me I Would Take Four At A Time And Dip Them In A Glass Of Milk My Mom Would Have To Hide Them Or I Would Eat A Whole Box Such A Simple Cookie That Taste Great Is Shur-Good Company Still In Business
PaulaJo428 - June 22, 2014 - Report this comment
If anybody knows where I can still get them please email me at
s gleason - July 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Shur-good Biscuit Company is out of business. they were last located on Chesterdale rd. Cincinnati, Ohio At one time they employed a lot of people and also did the distribution for Archway cookies. I don't know if Archway is still around. How about Barq's soda is that still being made?
BarbaraN - November 06, 2014 - Report this comment
My mom and I loved to eat them, too! Dipped in milk. They were her favorite. I grew up in Northern Kentucky and they were very popular. For S Gleason-Yes. Barq's is still made but they just recently stopped making the Diet Barq's Red Cream Soda, which was my favorite for my whole life and that's a long time!!
Davifd Schwier - November 25, 2014 - Report this comment
I am looking for a photo of the Mama's cookier logo if anyone has one.
PhilB - January 03, 2015 - Report this comment
We used to eat them too. We loved to spread icing on them and then stick our pinky in the hole and eat around it.
lwilkinson - March 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Bring them back
Darwin Walker_Denson - April 10, 2015 - Report this comment
I was so upset when they stopped making Mama's Cookies; my favorite was the original sugar, but I liked the lemon ones too... and well the chocolate wasn't one of the fav's
Teresa - August 09, 2015 - Report this comment
These cookies are a part of my childhood. I still look for them in Publix. I remember them most when I lived in Cincinnati.
Amy - December 15, 2015 - Report this comment
Streitmann's Biscuit Company was bought out by Kellogg's, not Keebler.
Your Mom - January 22, 2016 - Report this comment
Which owns kebbler
Steve - January 23, 2016 - Report this comment
If I remember correctly, they came in a tray with two rows of flat cookies with a hole in the middle, my favorite was oatmeal, would eat them with peanut butter.
Stacy W - August 20, 2016 - Report this comment
No one has mentioned the wholes in the middle were actually squares!!! Just sayin... I WANT THEM BACK!!
Karen Fausz - August 22, 2016 - Report this comment
Bring back Mama Cookies, live in Northern Ky, grew up with Uncle Al and mama cookies, please bring them back.
Krystyne - October 25, 2016 - Report this comment
I miss momas cookies sooo much! We and my sister was born in Cincinnati and watched the Uncle Al show too. I would love to have them both back and have that for our daughters! Mama's cookies where the best ever! P3
Jimmy - August 09, 2017 - Report this comment
My wife and I fondly remember Mamas cookies and talk about the every now and the while standing in the cookie aisle at the grocery store. So good. Like lots of other things, sure miss them.😕
Scott - October 27, 2017 - Report this comment
Just ate a cookie that reminded me of mama's😭 oh the memories of shoving one after another in my mouth followed by a big chug of milk.
Mary - December 14, 2017 - Report this comment
Why don't I remember theses?? Had a discussion about them and others knew what they were and tasted like.I have no clue as to what they look like. I am from that era too. :( :( :( :(
Scott E - March 14, 2018 - Report this comment
I remember them very well, my mom used to buy boxes of them and I would eat them by the handful. I still live in Cincinnati, I sure miss them. Can't believe no one has posted a picture of them,

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