Friday, September 26, 2008

Crackberry Friday: Pepperidge Farm Remembers

Update at bottom
Can you name all the cookies in this box? I can. this was like the ULTIMATE in cookie bliss when I was growing up (ok, honestly, it's pretty good now too). We got this from a neighbor and let me tell you, I don't care what anyone says, if you like butter cookies, you squeal with delight when someone gives you one of these ('cause you know you can't buy them for JUST yourself the box tells you they are for Entertaining). Milanos, Brussels and Pirouettes OH MY!
When we were little we hardly ever saw these in our house. Mom and Dad were pretty tight with their money (ok with 2 kids 18 months apart and in private school they were actually smart with their money unlike me) and we only saw these as a really special treat or if we found Mom's stash. ;) Milanos were my favorite but as time went on and I was able to get these myself I broke out into the Chessmen and the Brussels and that other thin one made with brown sugar. Now I only avoid the ones with chocolate and fruit (ICK!).
I generally don't buy them unless I am in a funk and only cookies and tea will solve it. Last night when I saw these in the house I was like a little kid again. I finished ALL my dinner, put my jammies on and had some cookies and tea and let the waves of comfort wash over me. It was wonderful.
Aside: This is why I write. I can find something like having cookies and tea in my jammies , write about it and the good feelings just wash over me again. :)

Update: SOMEONE with the first initial P left the door to the kitchen open yesterday while we were at work and G-Dog ate ALL the cookies that were left in the box.  She feels much better after puking on my mom's bedroom carpet.

23 comments:

Mrs Parks said...

You can save the fruit ones for me!
I love cookies.
All cookies.
The cookies in the tin at Costco at Christmas...
My favorite.

Jen said...

I can't name them all but I sure would eat them all.

Cherlyn said...

Pepridge Farm cookies friggin' rule. Milanos are my fave.

Candid Carrie said...

Which are the ones that have a thin crispy cookie part and then a thin layer of minty chocolate?

And which are the ones that have a thin crispy cookie part and then a thin layer of bittersweet chocolate and then nuts on top?

Those are my favorite. Both of them. It's not like I am a pig, I just picked two.

Margo said...

Well, I've never had this large Entertaining box, but I have bought an entire smaller package...for myself...at once. Lovely bad habit of mine. :)
Those are damn good cookies.

Glenda, saved by grace said...

I really love pepperidge farms cookies!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Milanos were my fav!!!! And cookies & tea in your jammies? That must be messy. Hah! That's how I read it at first so I had to joke.

I felt for pistachios the way you do for these cookies. Nice reminder of growing up. My mom hid the nuts in her closet, they were so expensive.

Weeksie50 said...

Oh, I love the Milanos so much..

sj said...

i have the best recipe (somewhere) for a banana pudding called "not yo' momma's banana pudding" and it calls for chessman cookies.

i'm conflicted because they're so good that i am not sure i want to crush them for the recipe. but YUM.

i could live on milanos. seriously.

p.s. pepperidge farm's corp. office is about 10 minutes from mine. i have yet to hijack an executive, however, and ask for a cookie ransom.

but i'm not above it.

Lula! said...

DANG--now I'm craving some Milanos!

Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

BS5 Blogger said...

Hello! I can honestly say I was not aware cookies had different names, other than plain, chocolate chip, oatmeal or what have you! :)

Do you have stripey PJs or are they one colour?

Thoughts from the Deep End said...

OMG!! I LOVE all Pepperidge Farm cookies too!
Mint Milanos...
Brussels...
Yummy!
Chessman...
Have you ever made Paula Deen's 'Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding"?
If not...Look it up and make ASAP! You layer in Chessman! Heavenly!!

Thanks for the craving for these sweet treats...
My thighs thank you...

;)
Jackie

Scary Mommy said...

Milanos are my favorite. I like them frozen, so they are all crunchy. Crushed on choc. pudding they are so yummy!

L.R. M-J said...

Mint.Milanos.RULE. period.

Niiiiice...now I'm Jonesing (and you know I use that rarely) for some...and on my b-day nonetheless..aaakkkk....ok, I'd settle for some double stuff oreos to take the edge off...omg, they don't have those here either...oh,cruel, cruel fate....well, I shall drown my sorrows in our new favourite 1.50E wine (and yes, it's as good as a 20$ bottle in the U.S.!) bisous. L

Rhea said...

Chessmen and Milanos are my favs. I love, love, love Pepridge Farm cookies! Darn dog.

MY dog will barf...then eat the barf back up. Brilliant, yes?!

Rhea said...

I had to come look at that pile of cookies again. yummm...

Oh, and I tagged you this morning at my place.

schue said...

What a sad fate for said cookies! I guess why they call it "spilling cookies," right?

Hullaballoo said...

Cooooookies - super yum. I have stopped buying because people eat them in secret in our house (Bobo, you know who you are lol)

Me said...

yes I can name them... get in my belly.

Kristen Andrews said...

I can't name them all either but can eat them all, Chessman are my favorite!

Superwoman said...

OH!!!!

I never eat the fruit ones. Bleh. I am of the opinion that the only time fruit should be cooked is when it's pineapple on a pizza.

I HEART MILANOS too though.

- C - said...

Now I want cookies!

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