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Less than 2 inch diameter hard cookie swirlie top surface variable light and dark chocolate color included small chocolate chips and nut nuggets. Excellent flavor. Should never have been discontinued by Keebler who purchased Sunshine Biscuit Co in the 70's. Some company should bring them back. There is no cookie like it on the market.
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Lorry Todd - December 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Please bring them back! They were a staple for our family picnics and for special treats. Lorry Todd
Russ B - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I agree. I have been searching for this product for years. I remember my mother having these in the cupboard when I was growing up. Interesting that some companies have brought back vintage candies but not vintage cookies.
grtpumpkin - June 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I agree. They should bring them back. I remember them back in the 70's. Get home from school, grab the box and an ice cold glass of milk, and scarf them down. Oh how I miss those cookies. Way better than Oreos. Glad to see I'm not the only one thinking about these long forgotton cookies.
Karen Flanagan - June 05, 2008 - Report this comment
These cookies were my absolute favorite growing up. Why the company ever decided to stop producing them is a mystery to me. Please bring these gems back.
Melissa - July 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Sunshine used to make a cookie that was identical to the Girl Scout Cookie Samoas. I can't remember what the called them but they were good.
Charlie Walker - August 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I like the Sunshine cookie called Orbit it had a coconut cream filling on a square design cookie, and went great with milk
dmn - August 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I have been searching for a cookie made in the seventies, I think the name might have been apple betty, anyway it had a cookie crust then on top of that was a marshmallow filling that had an apple jelly filling in the middle of it, it was then covered with a peach color icing, it was so delicious, does anyone out there remember this cookie?
melita - September 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Am looking for a flat raisin cookie with a golden bicuit made by Sunshine. We called them "dead fly" sandwiches. Are they still made?
YNR - September 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Sunshine used to make a cookie called Custards.. It was a sandwich style cookie. Maple, like flavor creme filling between two light golden brown cookies in the shape of a flower. We loved them as children.. BRING THEM BACK!
Chancey - September 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I dream of Yum Yums Cookies! Why do they always take the good stuff off the shelves? PLZ bring them back!!!
Lora - October 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the mallo puff? It was white and pink marshmallow sprinkled with coconut on a graham crust. They were so good.
Fred - October 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I worked for Sunshine for 19 years and remember all the excellent products they made. Unfortunately they were brought out by Kebbler who was brought out by Kelloges. They should have kept that product line which was wholesome and great tasting.
Charles Brandon - December 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Your company also made Hydrox cookies. a cookie similar to Oreo but 100 times better. Less sugar. More chocolaty. Just better tasting over all. went great with milk.
Robin - December 27, 2008 - Report this comment
There is a cookie that I loved as a child. I don't know who made it but it was a darker brown cookie with both white and pink icing on the tops. I believe it had a little bit of ginger but I am not sure. They were rectangles and had a fancy edge of some kind. If anyone knows the cookie please post the name and brand. Thanks,
Susan Porter - January 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Sunshine used to make a large round cookie with much the same texture as Nabisco's social tea biscuit. We called them Johnny cakes and fed them to children because they seemed to be "healthier." Anybody know how to make them.
Susan Porter - January 31, 2009 - Report this comment
this is for Robin. They were a lot like hermits, if we are thinking of the same cookie. Had a good bit of molasses in them. You could try making a hermit and putting icing on them.
Lynda - February 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Nuggets were the best cookies ever - I miss them! They were a staple in our house! Like lots of other good things I remember from my past, they have been replaced with "stuff" that isn't nearly as good!
Ruby - March 02, 2009 - Report this comment
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring back Yum Yums!!! - April 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I once had a recipe for New York Cheesecake from the Sunshine Graham Cracker box. If anyone has this recipe in their files I would really appreciate a quick email. Thanks. - May 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Golden Fruit are the cookies I miss most. Flat with a layer of crushed raisins in the center of the square cookies that came in strips of three
Pete Flanagan - May 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Bring back the Chocolate Nuggets! Best cookie ever.... and would Nabisco please make chocolate snaps again? Sheeeeesh!
Dan Shine - June 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Susan Porter, Nabisco made an oval shaped cookie that was sold in country stores in the 1950's and 60's called a Johnny Cake. They were dispensed from large clear glass cookie jars with red metal lids and cost a nickel each. Sunshine Biscuit Company made a similar tasting round cookie called a Dixie Cake. They were a little cheaper than Johnny Cakes and were often served as part of school lunches in the South. Two Johnny Cakes and a slice of hoop cheese were a real treat for us country boys when I was growing up. Dixie Cakes were available in grocery stores at least as recently as the mid-1980's. Sadly, both Johnny Cakes and Dixie Cakes, like my favorate cereal, kellogg's Corn Soya, are gone for good.
c.christian - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
you brought back hydrox cookies for a time although they are alot like oreo's HOW ABOUT BRINGING BACK LEMON COOLER'S I'D KILL FOR A BOX OF THEM!!!
KPringle - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree with c.christian. lemon coolers were my all time favorite cookie as a child and an adult. i have looked everywhere for something similar but nothing is to be found. there was nothing better than a cold coke and a box of lemon coolers!!!
Toni - August 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Please bring back those Orbit cookies. Not only was the creme delicious, but the wafer was great as well. Are they discontinued or sold where I cannot find them.
jimbones - August 14, 2009 - Report this comment
how about when the famous hydrox went from the granular filling similiar to the vienna finger and replaced it with the oreo creamy filling. I wrote to Sunshine about this heresy and they wrote back that the creamy filling was what the modern consumer wanted. Bring back the original Hydrox which blew Oreo's away any day of the week!
Suzanne - September 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I am trying to remember the name of the cookies that Susan Porter referred to...the ones with the pink or white icing on top. I beieve they were made by Sunshine. I grew up in the South and was born in 1952...I think they were discontinued a long time ago. More info. please if anyone remembers the correct name of the cookie.
Dave Greenstein - October 13, 2009 - Report this comment
There is no doubt that the Sunshine Biscuit Company Chocolate Nugget cookies should be returned to the market. They were delicious and since there is no other cookie like it, they would certainly be a successful addition to the supermarket shelves. I miss them very much. Please bring them back.
kimmy - October 28, 2009 - Report this comment
i lovvvvvveeeeeeeeee chocolate snaps by nabisco. i used to eat them all the time as a kid. so delicious and convenient in size. they will never bring them back.
jeleavitt - October 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I think Sunshine used to make a cookie that came in sheets that were perferated and had sweetened peanut butter filling.They were great! I haven't seen them in foever.
Bob P. - October 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Chocolate nuggets were fantastic! I can't believe they weren't more popular. I remember a cookie, I don't know who made it or what it was called, which was a rectangular shortbread cookie with the middle third chocolate. They were a favorite of mine too.
nycboy - November 23, 2009 - Report this comment
the reason that sunshine chocolate nuggets were so good is that they contained cashew nuts.sunshine golden fruit biscuits expanded to cranberry and apple as well---a very healthy product not too sweet or too much sugar
Melissa B. - November 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Please bring back Lemon Coolers. The two girls I work with and myself were just talking about how good they were. I have tried several "Lemon Cookies" with powdered sugar, NO LUCK THOUGH, nothing as good as a Lemon Cooler!!!! It would be great to see them in the stores again, if only for a limited time.
Lynne - January 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I wish I could buy those delicious Golden Fruit Bars which were made by Sunshine.
Deb L - January 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Sunshine Golden Nuggets...great childhood memories. These were our favorite cookies of all time. Can't we rally to get Keebler to produce them again?
Joe - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Well how about Nabisco / Keebler our whomever has the recipe; if you're not going to produce them again, then how about giving out the recipe?? Do the world and Nugget cookie lovers everywhere a favor and let us reproduce these.
gin-gin - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Has anyone received a response to the raisin cookies/biscuts? I cannot believe that they are not being made. Finally found this site, maybe I can get an answer
Diane in VA - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Golden Fruit Biscuits are gone and not coming back I'm afraid, but Garibaldi's are similar and available at both Vermont Country Store and I miss Lemon Coolers too. There was also a chocolate/graham/marshmallow cookie called a minaret but I don't remember who made it. Anyone know if they're still produced anywhere? For Susan Porter- Those were Stage Planks, also called Rock and Roll cookies. I had a link for them. If I find it again I'll return and post it, or just google the name in quotes. There are also some good recipes to make your own. Enjoy.
David Maddux - February 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Sunshine was my first sales job, Dallas area, '63-'65. Introduced Yum Yums, stores were begging for displays. Though not as big a seller as Oreos, Hydrox was our best cookie item. Orbits, Vienna Fingers, Devils Cakes (loved them), Oatmeal, Chocolate Sandwich, Tru Blue sandwich cookies to name a few. I missed out on the Hydrox relaunch a couple years back...didn't know anything about it ahead of time. The Dallas bakery was the dark red brick building where Planet Hollywood once was in the West End. Great memories of my two years selling those great products.
John layman - February 14, 2010 - Report this comment
looking for a family who worked at Sushine and retired in 1964 by the name of Blenkinsop. We have an item to return to the family that belonged to G.M. Blenkinsop the item was found at the ocean in the sand years ago by our relative unknown to us then so looking to return it to the family.. Thanks, john layman 209.968.5327
BOB - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember these cookies as Golden Nuggets...Were Chocolate Nuggets something different?
Tish - February 26, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG! Thanks to all you old-school cookie lovers, but especially the "Orbit" fans. This was my absolute favorite childhood cookie (next to my mother's homemade oatmeal), and I still dream of eating one again after all these years. If anyone ever hears about them coming back...please post!!!
bluesky - February 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Please help our memories! My sister, mom and I are trying to remember the name/brand of a cookie from the 60's (we live in Midwest). They were square, dipped in a thin hard icing that was pink or white, with a twirl or curlique of icing in the center. We think the inside was a cakey type cookie, dark gingery flavor. There was a very very very thin layer of marshmallow maybe under the icing but mostly it was cake-type cookie and icing. Anyone know? Susan Porter, are these what you are thinking of? thanks :-)
Tom - March 06, 2010 - Report this comment
For a short time, maybe a year or two, Girl Scouts sold a cookie that tasted almost exactly like an Orbit, except it was a round cookie. I too would die for a handful of Orbits and some milk. Mmmmmm! Nothing like it anywhere.
Kat - March 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember a pink and white cookies with a hard sugar icing, on a molasses cookie. They were called Aunt ? cookies. Delicious in coffee or milk. You would think they would bring these back for our generation. They'd make a fortune!
debra - May 29, 2010 - Report this comment
i miss the sunshine golden raisin bars.....and the ones at the vt country store do not taste the same. they're good. but not THAt good.
lisa - June 08, 2010 - Report this comment
re: macaroon cookies....description: cocunut cookie waffer with orange cream filling...please, help with any feedback!!!! I miss these delicious cookies and haven't had any of these for a year due to stores not stocking these cookies...any help will be greatly appreciated....Thank You.
lavenderfairy8 - June 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Keebler just came out with COCOANUT DREAMS that resemble the YUM YUM COOKIE! 6/8/2010
AJ - June 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I just bought the COCONUT DREAMS! If only they were like YUM YUMS! (very close though) Missing the wafer cookie and peanuts. Coconut Dreams are Exactly like the Girl Scouts SAMOAS. Awesome!!!
Marty Vasquez - July 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been Telling Family And Friends For Years About those Custards Sunshine filled Cookies they were just the best.Does anyone no why? they stopped producing them if there is any chance they will come back.Ican't believe i actually found this website to find so many who miss these cookies i know if they produce them again a whole new generation will feel the same way as we all did a great can't just eat 1 cookie.
Cheri Sims - July 13, 2010 - Report this comment
My Dad was a Sunshine Biscuits salesman from 1956 to 1980. I have just had a ball going down memory lane reading all your comments. Do any of you remember Yum Yums? They were made at the Dayton Factory and I am researching that factory for a story. We toured the factory in 1960 and I got yo eat Yum Yums right off the conveyer belt. Yummy!!!
Martha - July 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Please, Please bring the Chocolate Nugget Cookies back! No other cookie has ever compared.
helen - July 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved the butter cookies . These were perfec t and no other can compare .
Karen - August 28, 2010 - Report this comment
How about the Sunshine cookie I think were called Sprinkles. It had a soft chocolate cookie at the bottom with a dallop of marshmallow with sprinkles (or jimmies? shots, whatever you want to call them) on top. I would love to see those come back.
Beverley - September 06, 2010 - Report this comment
My dad also worked for Sunshine Biscuits for 25 years. Does anyone remember Dutch Rusk? I loved those for breakfast. How about Chip-A-Roos? I grew up going to the warehouse with my dad on Saturdays. He was the office manager.
Mike - September 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Orbit cookies... I loved them as a kid. I believe that Nabisco also made Orbits in the 60's. If you loved Orbits, try Mother's Taffy cookies. They are real close.
Dave - October 31, 2010 - Report this comment
My late grandfather was a supervisor at Sunshine Biscuit Company. When he retired the whole family went on a tour or the bakery. I had never tried a Yum Yum prior to that. We took home samples and were told that cookie/candy was my grandfathers invention. He was a great candy maker but never told us about his invention until the day of that tour. I ate thousands after that and then they disappeared. To Charles Branson who wrote a thread, did you know my grandfather John Hagen? He retired in the 70's and passed in '75. Bring back the Yum Yum!!
Dave - October 31, 2010 - Report this comment
To Mike and Martha whose relatives worked for Sunshine. Was it the plant in the west bottoms of Kansas City? If so find out if they knew my grandfather John Hagen. They told us on the tour that he came up with the Yum Yum cookie/candy. It was half cookie and half candy.
David Maddux - November 15, 2010 - Report this comment
A few names from the Dallas sales team...Noble Wait, Jim Ewing, Al Brecht, Leo Phelps. John Layman, if you are reading this, would like to visit with you since I was there '63-'65. My phone number in McKinney, TX is 972-529-9991. Hope to hear from you.
Peggy - November 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh we miss the Devils Food Cookies and the Lemon Coolers. If you are making any kind of cookies, please bring these back. NOBODY can make either of these as good as they were then. Please!!!
Timekeeper33 - November 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I wish the Dixie cakes would come back. Great cookies by themselves or with a slice of pineapple between 2 of them. The flat raisin cookies were good, too.
Lori - January 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I use to eat these vanilla cookie with a buttery cream filling. They were sold under Sunshine. I can't find them anymore. Why?
rosie - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
To Charlie Walker: I remember those wonderful Orbit cookies i'd walk one forth mile to buy a package i remember the price 59 cents. Those were the good ole days.
David Maddux - March 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I enjoyed my two years as a sales rep for Sunshine Biscuit Co. in Dallas. Not sure if it's been mentioned but Sunshine also had a line of candy ie marshmallows, circus peanuts, orange slices, etc. I have a Toy Cookies tin that we sold back then. Our answer to "animal crackers". I can still see that yellow Sunshine truck heading for my first service call of the day. Wonderful memories.
David Maddux - March 11, 2011 - Report this comment
As a teen working in a Piggly Wiggly store, I knew the Sunshine rep in Denison, TX, Billy Francis. At age 23, 1963, Billy was instrumental in my being hired in the Dallas area. I also knew the Hershey sales rep who hired me at age 25. I spent 36 years with Hershey. You never know who might help you down the road. Still buy those Cheezits and Vienna Fingers...about all that's left of Sunshine products.
Mary - April 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I* loved chocolate nugget cookies there is nothing like them and i think thery were around in the 40s
Frank Frye - May 09, 2011 - Report this comment
As a child One of my favorite cookies were Sunshine Johnny Cakes. Do they still make them? If so where can I purchase them?
msue - May 13, 2011 - Report this comment
What happened to the iced oatmeal raisin bars?, not sure what cookie company made them but I miss them. Also Keebler used to make a plain sugar cookie that had a pretty design of circles on top, miss those too my Grandma always had these in her cookie jar.
Carl Grimes - May 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Sunshine used to make a cookie called Custards.. It was a sandwich style cookie. Maple, like flavor creme filling between two light golden brown cookies in the shape of a flower. We loved them as children.. BRING THEM BACK!
Minnie J - June 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember many cookies from sunshine biscuit company my Dads favorite was Golden Fruit thin biscuit bar with crushed raisin paste on the sinside. And my all time fav was The Tru Blue cookie Thick golden cookie on both side with rich buttery vanilla creme inside oh please somebody make some to have real cookies again
Barbara M - June 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Sunshine oatmeal cookie with ground raisins were my favorite. Does anyone have a recipe that comes close. They were just a plain cookie but with a very unique taste
Karen M - June 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one who remembered the chocolate nugget cookies, I miss them so much. I hope Kebler brings them back.
paul n. - July 03, 2011 - Report this comment
When I was a kid, I'd take a box of nuggets and a jar of peanut butter, and swipe each cookie through the peanut butter before eating it. I could eat a whole box at one sitting.
Darlene W. - August 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Just sitting here remembering my childhood Saturdays watching a good Blondie and Dagwood movie and eating Sunshine Custard Cookies. They were the best. I wish you would bring back the original recipe so the next generation can experience their great taste.
Chris Cobb - September 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I too remember Orbit cookies, they were the best. I found a cookie called Mothers (I think) taffy and they reminded me of Orbit cookies. I look at cookie isle at the store and I see "crap" not old time favorites like yum yums, choc nuggets, lemon coolers and I really miss the French Pasty made by Mrs Bairds in Dallas....All the good products are gone.
Debbie H. - September 23, 2011 - Report this comment
My Husband and I "crave" Sunshine Chocolate Nuggets ALL the time. I thought they just stopped shipping them to our area. How sad that they don't make them at all anymore. :(
rosie - September 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes i remember those ORBITS and yes the 59 cent price . I dream of eating another one in my lifetime . They were awesome. Remind me of my mother.
W. Allen - October 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Please return Chocolate Nuggets to us forthwith! This might set the world right. It'll certainly help.
Lois - October 12, 2011 - Report this comment
PLEASE, PLEASE - bring back the little cookie ever. I kept looking for them and my daughter told me "The Mallopuff Man" must have died......
sam - October 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Although my favorite chocolate chip cookie will always be Burry's Mr. Chips, I was breaking up those Chocolate Nugget Cookies and mixing them in with my ice cream (coffee was the best)years before Steve's Ice Cream, Ben and Jerry's, Dairy Queen, and Cold Stone Creamery were doing it with anything they could get there hands on. It would be great if Keebler did a short run on these every year much like Sky Bar does.
beth - November 15, 2011 - Report this comment
i am looking to find out what happened to oatmeal rasin bars don't know who made them they were rectangle and were iced on the bottom and were iced on the top with lines of icing. I miss them i remember having them in the 70's !
Thomas - November 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I am trying to find out about shortbread cookie from back in the 50's that was made up of shortbread cookie jelly and marshmallow topped. Any help would be apprecaiate
Amy - December 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Someone on here described this, but no one seemed to know the name: a peanut butter creme-filled cookie (more like a wafer)which came in sort of perforated sheets. Each cookie was a square that you would break off of the sheet. Nutter Butter has a version of this now, but I'm almost positive they were made by someone else before. Going crazy trying to think of what they were called.
Sharyn - December 14, 2011 - Report this comment
The reason I got on this website was to find the name of my favorite Sunshine cookie. I see where people have mentioned it but no name. It was a rectangular shaped cookie with scalloped was not an oatmeal or molasses cookie..just plain and had a hard pink or white icing on top. The soft cookie with the hard icing was just the best...I would ride my bike to the store at night just to get them...anyone remember the name? I remember eating them in the mid 60's
BWell - December 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Sharyn, I have been thinking about those cookies and would love to know how to bake them. What a choice white or pink.... lol usually both. Yum!! Never dreamed there would be such a discussion.
lynn - December 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm also a huge fan of Orbit cookies. I remember them in the 60's. They were my absolute favorite. Wish they'd bring them back or make something similar. They were the best!
louie - January 31, 2012 - Report this comment
@ Thomas nov 27 2011.... I to have been looking to find out what happend to my fave cookie, they were "Iced Oatmeal Raisin Bars" Rectangle in shape, solid white iceing on the bottom, four white iceing stripes on top, i would do almost anything to find a package of them today. they were handsdown, the best cookie i ever ate! wish i could remember who made them?
eskimopy5 - February 03, 2012 - Report this comment
BWell, I do remember those cookies. My grandparents tried for years to find them again for me, but with no success. They, too, had forgotten the name of them. I lived in Ohio when I was young and my grandfather would buy them at Krogers. I still look for them hoping to find them!
nycboy - February 18, 2012 - Report this comment
We had a neighbor who worked for Sunshine Biscuits in the "thousand window bakery",their headquarters in Long Island City,Queens. Sunshine was purchased by The American Tobacco Co. in 1966 and moved to AmTobCo's building at 245 Park Avenue. Too bad AmTobCo didn't invest more in Sunshine Sunshine had a huge regional potato chip business which in 1971 were all branded as Sunshine. Also they were selling packaged cakes in vending machines in Grand Central Terminal around 1969. one was called U-NEKE and the other Lemon Delite@15 cents!!! I saw a copy of Lemon Coolers being sold in a Cracker Barrel in Fishkill, NY. The full name was Cup Custard;Nabisco copied it with Baronet. Sunshine had "Oatmel-Peanut Sandwich, again copied by Nabisco as Nutter Butter. Sunshine had Peanut Butter Patties in the late 60's; now Nabisco has a version under the NutterButter name TruBlu was sold to another company. "ORBIT KEEPS YOU COMING BACK FOR MORE" was their slogan. remeber seeing an ad in LIFE around 1968 for Hydrox,ORBIT and Sugar Wafers. Lemon Vienna Fingers were great as were the Vienna Fingers sans creme filling with one cookie with chocolate on one side. PS-ORBIT was a coconut cookie with creme filling and perfectly square; delicious and unique. Does anyone remember "OLE! the party cracker of today circa 1971 and the American Heritage line of crackers which included a pumpernickel version
linda jarrett - March 21, 2012 - Report this comment
what was real name of the johnny cakes in the 50, 60 's johnny cakes were not the real name
cheryl j - March 23, 2012 - Report this comment
dixie cookies.......
JOAN BROWN - March 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Andy - March 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Who remembers Gaucho cookies? I can tell you exactly what they were like because they were identical to the Girl Scout Cookies called Do Si Dos today!
Suzy - March 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I wish I could remember the name of those iced oatmeal raisin bars! They were just awesome...and totally remind me of spending the weekend at my grandparents house in the 70s. The last time I even had one was probably in the sometime in the 80s, haven't seen them in the stores since. They were a rectangular cookie with white icing on the bottom and stripes on top. One of the best cookies I can remember eating! Would love to know what they are called!
Patrick Kavanagh - May 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Iced raisin bars were very good, but my favorite as well as the favorite of my whole family when I was growing up was Sunshine's Cup Custard sandwich cookie. They came in a 2 row pkg. as well as a 3 row. The 2 row contained a vanilla cookie filled a delicious light maple frosting while the larger pkg. offered the same 2 rows of vanilla/maples and a 3rd middle row of chocolate cookies with the same maple frosting. My father owned the chocolate row all to himself. Seldom did we kids ever get one unless we risked life and limb to sneak one away. We always got caught, but it was worth it. I could only wish that Cup Custards would make a magical reappearance on my grocer's shelf.
Russ - June 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Please bring back Sunshine Nuggets!
carter - June 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I can't remember the exact spelling of Johnny, in Johnny Cakes (Jonnie, Jonny, whatever), but C Christian is right (2 yr comment above). They were a Nabisco product, sold loose from a big glass jar. In the grocery store where I worked as a kid (in the '50s), they were 4 for a nickel. And in the center of the top side of the rather flat, ~3 inch oval cookie the single word Jonny (whatever the correct spelling was) baked in. And they were indeed eaten with cheese for many a po' folks Sat night supper (from rural Ga). And today, the Nabisco cookie called Social Tea is pretty close to the same taste.
Mickey Allen - July 07, 2012 - Report this comment
nycboy--- thanks for reminding me of Sugar Wafers! The wafer was like a waffle, and kind of an orange-y color, and they were delicious. I miss Orbits too. They were the all-time best coconut cookies. Dunked in milk? OMG! Store-bought cookies used to be good-- what happened??
GrammyNH - September 02, 2012 - Report this comment
As a child, my favorite treat was a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, and a few Nugget cookies crumbled over the top. Better than a hot fudge sunday. I gave it to my children and they loved it too. Nugget cookies, and Hydrox....gone? what's up with that?
Kaper - September 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I was telling my family at a get together Sat. that I wished I had a box of Burrys Nuggets. Like some comments before, that was my favorite snack after school in the '50's. Pease somebody listen & bring them back !!!
Annie Lev - September 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember ALL these cookies! My family was kosher, and Sunshine was the only brand my mom would bring into the house. Some Nabisco cookies were made with lard. My favorites were the Chocolate Nuggets, Hydrox, Vienna Fingers and the raisin cookies. This is a fun site!
RAD - September 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Iced Oatmeal Raisin Bars were the best....I keep seraching for them to no avail!
John M - October 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes, please ring back Chocolate Nuggets! Thank you!
USmotto - October 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes, I'm looking for the chocolate nuggets online hoping to find them and bring back great memories of a great cookie my family loved. I remembered the nuggets word but didn't remember they were called chocolate nuggets or that they were made by Sunshine. Great to see so many others wondering what happened to those great cookies. I would love to have them back.
demelzabunny - October 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I still miss SwirlyQ's!!! They were round shortbread cookies, half swirled vanilla, half swirled chocolate. I think they were made by Keebler. Bring them back, someone!!!
cindy galvin - October 11, 2012 - Report this comment
please bring back yum yum cookies I loved those cookies
Sheila - November 14, 2012 - Report this comment
To Susan regarding the JOHNNY CAKES!!! I loved those ... my grandma used to dip them in her coffee. Today the only thing I have found comparable is a cookie called MARIA COOKIES. They are found in latin stores or the Hispanic Aisle of the grocery store. The best brand to buy is GOYA. They are in a Gold Package.
Emma R - January 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I have been searching for chocolate nuggets forever. I remember buying them at school 2 for a nickel, and I would always buy 10 and have with milk. please see what you can do to bring them back!!!!
Emma R - January 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I wrote the last comment, but I erred on the price of the chocolate nugget cookies. What I actually paid back in the late 40's was 2 for a penny, so my total stack of 10 cookies cost me a nickel. Sorry about that...I would gladly pay a whole lot more today.
PHYLLIS GARRISON - February 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Bring back the Cup Custard cookies. It was my favorite.
Mary - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a rectangular cookie with hard white frosting on top called Aunt Mary's Cookies? Think they dated back to the 1960's. Loved them.
john - April 06, 2013 - Report this comment
Emma R. I too remember buying them at school back in elementary school in the 1950's in Medford, Massachusetts. Older students would bring them in a big tin can at the price you mentioned. An 8 ounce carton of milk cost $.04. Can still taste it to this very day. email
joanne - May 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Anyone who loved chocolate nugget cookies as a kid,needs to try the chocolate chip teddy grahams. They taste exactly the same. I would bet my life it is the same recipe.
JackieS/R - August 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember a chocolate sandwhich cookie called Twlight (something).. You dipped it in milk it was the all time favorite of mine. Some times I even remember the smell. Milwauke 1950's and 1960's.My grandma always bought them for me.
Linda Shirley - October 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember a lemon cookie that came in a green bag and it was round with a whole in the middle. I have not ate one like it since i was a child in 1970's. I was hoping someone else had ate them to .
Gerbear - October 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Love chocolate nuggets. Just telling my daughter about the best cookie ever. Checked the internet and found the Cookie isn't made any more. I just thought our grocery didn't order them. I was always checking when I was out of town or state. Love them, make them again....
Steve C - November 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Loved Orbits as a kid. When I got older, I used to walk the grocery store aisles looking for them... Didn't realize they discontinued the line. Doesn't Nabosco read these forums? You'd think they'd take a hint and crank up production again....
Lucia123 - December 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Chocolate Nuggets were the best cookies! So tasty and delicious. They really need to bring them back.
Ginn823 - December 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Ok..trying to figure out if I'm just crazy or what. But does anyone know of a cookie that was still being made at least within the last 20 years cause I remember eating them when I was younger and I'm bout to be 30 this upcoming year but haven't seen or heard about them since I was a child. But what I think I remember(may vary from where it was a long time ago) but its was fairly a simple basic cookie...think it almost looked puffy and think it might have or might not have been powdered and had a chocolate filling inside almost like a cake icing is what I can best describe it as and I wanna say the cookie was maybe somewhat thin. If you have seen those Keebler cookies in stores in the pink box the "wedding" or "Danish" powdered cookies they have...I know they are not the same at all but every time i see them i freak out always thinking they have started making them again because it always reminds me of the cookies I am asking about. But does anyone know any cookies like I'm describing? I think I'm pretty spot on with the description and they'd have to be pretty plain like that because I am very picky and like pretty plain and basic/bland food don't like nuts I know they didn't have nuts or anything weird in them. No coconut just a pretty plain powdered probably not powdered i don't think yellowish little round cookie I think with a very basic plain old chocolate cream like filling. If someone knows of anything similar or what I'm talking about I'd appreciate the help on finding out the name and who made them so I can search cause do far no luck in finding what I am looking for as from what I remember. Thanks for the help.
LVattes - January 31, 2014 - Report this comment
C.Christian: They have something similar to the Lemon Cooler cookies. The Girl Scouts sell them. Look for them soon to be sold outside Wal-Mart, Target and other stores.
Sterling D. - March 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I LOVED the iced oatmeal raisin bar cookies from the 1970's (Keebler?). They were rectangular in shape, had solid white icing on the bottom, and stripes of icing on the top... The BEST store bought cookie I have ever had! The packaging was long/ narrow/ rectangular in shape, with a tray that slid out the side, with the cookies stacked individually on their sides. I can see it just like it was yesterday! I also LOVED the Sunshine Lemon Coolers in the green box!!!! I could eat the whole box in no time! I dream about these cookies! I have bought similar knock off's over the past few years, but they don't taste near as good as Sunshines from years ago....
Bill - March 29, 2014 - Report this comment
The cookie I'm trying to remember we're in a smaller package and I think they were more expensive because my mom wouldn't buy them to often. They were a hard cookie with hard icing with a little design on top. They were different colors . I remember red brown maybe yellow. They were in the 50's and maybe the 60's. Anybody have a name or picture. Thanks
Dave - March 30, 2014 - Report this comment
What about Cocoa snaps came in a bag, was this the name? they were hard like ginger snaps...
MP - May 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a Sunshine Butter Wafer Tin for sale...anyone interested? It's in better shape than what I have seen online.
Kim - June 01, 2014 - Report this comment
My grandmother use to buy me the raisin biscuits and she also bought a cookie that I'm pretty sure was by Sunshine it was a darker brown cookie, round with a scalloped edge and it had white icing with dark brown thin stripes on the white icing. Anyone remember those and have any idea what they were called? I think it had a molasses taste maybe.
Wendy - June 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I am STILL waiting on NUGGETS! Bring them back. I will not live forever!
Debbie - June 30, 2014 - Report this comment
I grew up in Northern New Jersey & loved Burry's butter cookies. I used to stack them on my finger & eat them. I also loved the iced spice cookies. They had an alternating black & white striped icing. Does anyone remember them?
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Sue Stamile - September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Please!!!!!! Bring back the nuggets best cookie ever
Sue Stamile - September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Please!!! Bring back the nuggets best cookie ever nothing like it
Soulyn Stewart - October 15, 2014 - Report this comment
My favorite in the 1980's was the Sunshine chocolate cookie with chocolate in the middle. Oreo's do not even compare. Miss Sunshine so bad.
Jimbo - October 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Nutrisystem (the diet plan) makes a walnut choclate chip cookie. not sure if you need to be on a plan to purchase ala carte. but it is the closest thing I've found to nuggets.
joann - November 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Yes i certainly remember these cookies in the 50's my grandma loved them they were so good.....i think they were either 9 or 12 in a pkg. & either nabisco or keebler made them so yummy nothing on the market like these!
Blondrea - December 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember the white and pink marshmallow cookies with coconut on then!!!!! Would do anything to have just one more.
Kat - December 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember the pink and white cookies, called Aunt something cookies. Dunk them in coffee and it was amazing! I know the Sunshine company doesn't exist anymore, does anyone know who bought them up? They probably have the recipes. They also made a coconut cookie that was good. In fact their whole line was delicious.
Frank L. - December 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Came upon this site when asking about Chocolate Nugget cookies. Nobody mentioned that they appeared to be a molded cookie as each and everyone was identical and had a high gloss finish. Glad I'm not the only one who misses them. The Golden Fruit bars, Hydrox and Cheese-tid-bits are also among the missed. I do remember the slogan "thousand window bakery" as the Sunshine Bakery in the Charlestown section of Boston was a tall, wrapped around a corner building that undoubtedly had a thousand windows. Nowadays you see dozens of the same thing by all the bakeries, wouldn't it be a novel idea to bring back some of the favorites of the past?
Stylus - February 25, 2015 - Report this comment
What was the name of the company that made oatmeal cookies filled with,i think raspberry filling in the middle? Been trying to figure this out for the past 3 years!Had them in the late 70s and early 80s.
Angela V - February 26, 2015 - Report this comment
In the late 50's early 60's my mother would buy iced fruit cookies...they were delicious and had pink and/or white hard icing on them. They were not spice cookies but they were called "Fruit" cookies. Does anyone remember the name of them?
Robin G - March 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a cookie it was yellow marshmallow on top of chocolate covered graham cracker with chocolate stripes on top? And I remember the Hydrox brand cookie too. my mom used to buy those for us.
vee frazier - May 23, 2015 - Report this comment
The Sunshine chocolate sandwich cookie was the best cookie ever. It had such a unique chocolate taste.
H Lewis - July 09, 2015 - Report this comment
I am looking for information on a cookie we used to buy in the late fifties in western kansas. It was s shortbread cookie with chocolate stripes on top and the bottom was covered with an orange colored icing and a chocolate icing. My mother says the orange icing was on top. The cookie didn't have orange flavoring but it was really flavor able.
Bill - July 17, 2015 - Report this comment
The cookie I remember was called the Golden Nuggets. It had chocolate outside a a soft crunchy inside. Everyone mentions Chocolate Nuggets. We're these the same. I didn't think they were. They came in a box with not that many inside. We're always my favorite.
Carl - February 02, 2016 - Report this comment
Apparently the Keebler Elves didn't know how, nor were they told how, to bake Chocolate Nugget cookies. Shame as it may be, perhaps Sunshine Bakers still retain the secret recipe. Lord knows, I have never found a substitute cookie.
Debbie - February 18, 2016 - Report this comment
I too loved those old time oval shaped Johnny Cakes.For years I wondered what happened to them.
Holly - February 25, 2016 - Report this comment
Golden Nuggets.....the only store-bought chocolate chip cookie I would eat! The chopped nuts and the little swirl on top-delicious! They were small-ish so it felt when my mom gave them to us, we got a ton! Good childhood memories!
Nancy Murphy - March 07, 2016 - Report this comment
Please bring the chocolate nuggets back. I grew up with them, and it would be a dream come true to see them on the shelf again. It's also true that no other baker has ever come close to the flavor they had. Please someone out there bring them back
Tony T - March 24, 2016 - Report this comment
YES to what people have stated above. I've thought of the chocolate nugget cookies for years. There has never been anything like them We NEED them to be brought back.
Maryann - May 26, 2016 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only person who misses the chi chip nugget cookie, best cookie sad a great product was discontinued .
jan duncan - June 08, 2016 - Report this comment
please bring them back. best cookie ever. still in my mind.
Jan - September 07, 2016 - Report this comment
Sunshine made the best cookies ever - Chocolate Nuggets, Toy Cookies, Peanut Cookies, on and on! Todays cookies are like cheap ice cream - too airy! Original Girl Scout Cookies were wonderful - remember the truly Thin Mints. No comparison today - we just donate and they can keep the cookies!
Dan Griffin - September 25, 2016 - Report this comment
My dad was a salesman for Sunshine Biscuit Co. To this day i have many memorable moments going to work with my dad, on my school vacation day's enjoy every moment! I have friends to this day that see or hear from, that remind's me of the time when my dad would come home from work and reach in the trunk of the car and hand them a box of chocolate nuggets. I wish they would make a comeback, many great products. Many thanks for the memories that i embrase as a kid growing up. Thank you to Sunshine Biscuit and to memories i got to share with my dad Lawrence Griffin
junebug - November 03, 2016 - Report this comment
Has anyone ever seen a recipe for the Chocolate Nugget cookies? It would be hard to recreate the swirl design and shiny surface, but maybe the taste could be duplicated! Something is better than nothing...but Id prefer the real thing!
Pasquale Strazzullo - November 10, 2016 - Report this comment
I'm glad I'm not the only one Bring them back please those are the best cookies ever!!!
Karin Gelinas - December 04, 2016 - Report this comment
I'm looking for their Christmas Kringles! The best Christmas cookies ever. They were a small sugar cookie with a light anise flavor, sprinkled with green and red sugars. Stars, Santas, ornaments, Caroler, bell. Keebler still used the shapes but no anise flavor! We got them every year, I knew it was Christmas when kringles were in the house. I did get some from an online grocery company who specializes in hard to find products. They don't have them anymore. I would love to know if and where j could find them. I still look at every Christmas cookie every year in the grocery stores. No luck... Please!!
ian - December 09, 2016 - Report this comment
hydrox were delicious much better than oreos oreos were bitter whereas hydrox was more of a mellow milk chocolate cookie They should have had a better name for them, something more appealing to kids I never quite understood how or why they called them Hydrox Does anyone remember a delicious sesame cracker called Ocean Crisps ? I think that was the name ... Did Sunshine make those too ?
Gina - December 09, 2016 - Report this comment
Not sure of brand, the cookies I remember were spice, with white icing and thin chocolate lines on top...yummm, I keep looking but no luck
Alicia - December 21, 2016 - Report this comment
I want my Chocolate Nuggets!
Ed - January 01, 2017 - Report this comment
I agree with so many others. The chocolate nugget cookies were my all-time favorite. Please consider bringing them back under the Keebler brand name. Nothing has ever come close to them.
Eleanor Lombardo - June 04, 2017 - Report this comment
Those chocolate nugget cookies with the swirl on top were always the family favorite. My children and nieces are always reminding me of many fun times at my home enjoying them with lemonade. Wish someone would start making them again.
Deidre - June 05, 2018 - Report this comment
The pink and white icing cookies had an anise taste in the dough; were large and were delicious. I still look for them. Cup Custards on the other hand were absolutely the best cookies in the aisle. The key to their goodness was low sugar sand a flakey crumbly cookie with the icing. Whoever took over Sunshine and didn’t continue to preserve these recipes made a huge mistake. Especially now with the focus toward a healthier choice. All of these cookies mentioned above fit the bill.
Johnny - December 12, 2018 - Report this comment
In the 80's & 90's our business gave away Sunshine cookie holiday fancy assortments in Christmas tins every holiday. the recipient could save the tin and pull the top and bottom off. They doubled as holiday serving trays. The cookie assortment was excellent. ALL were good. I suppose no company does that anymore with an assortment of a dozen tasty cookies in the decorative tin. Anyone know of any ?
Debbie Murray - February 15, 2019 - Report this comment
These cookies were the best! I've been searching forever, no luck! Please bring them back!
Tomtreas - December 16, 2020 - Report this comment
OrBITS Or-BITS! OR-BITS! OR-BITS! Who's with me now.. and yes I too remember the Girl Scouts having a cookie that tasted MUCH like I remember the Orbits as well, but unfortunately that didn't last long. OR-BITS! ORBITS! ORBITS!
Betsy - July 02, 2021 - Report this comment
Chocolate Nuggets PLEASE PLEASE bring them back. BEST chocolate chip cookie ever.
Jeanne - September 28, 2021 - Report this comment
Sunshine Chocolate Nuggets were the BEST COOKIE EVER! We'll have to hope they have them in heaven...!

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