These cookies must be made by the Devil himself (so addicting).
Jan 4, 2010
Mother's Circus Animal Cookies are a frosted cookie that has been my favorite since I could remember. These frosted lil' devils are my Achilles Heel. I used to eat these (along with Mr. Pibb) when I was in college. I surprised I never keeled over from excessive sugar abuse. Oh, these things will be the death of me. I have tried other brands but nothing comes close to Mother's, Once you eat one of these little animals you'll be hooked, mark way words. Whenever I feel nostalgic I pick up a bag (just one mind you). During the summer time they make a patriotic version (red, white & blue). Unlike the other knockoff brands, the frosting on these cookies will hold up.
Even if these cookies aren't the best tasting cookies off the shelf, they hold a place in my heart and stomach. I rate them a 5 for cuteness and for nostalgia. I remember these when I was growing up and my dad would tuck them into my lunch box along with a jam sandwich on Wonderbread.
Mother's Cookies is a brand that originally had a bakery based in Oakland, California that operated from 1914 to 2008. A sister company, Archway Cookies of Battle Creek, Michigan, was founded in 1936. Both Mother's Cookies and Archway declared bankruptcy in 2008. At its height, the company distributed cookies throughout the United States, and was one of the leading cookie makers in the country. The Kellogg Company acquired the Mother's Cookies trademark and recipes in December 2008 and brought the brand back to West Coast grocery store shelves on May 14, 2009.
Mother's is known for pink and white iced "Circus Animal Cookies". On holidays (Christmas and Fourth of July) Mother's makes colored variations of the animal cookies (red & green or red, white & blue).