Remember old-school packaged cookies, like Hydrox, Almost Home, Chip-a-Roos & others?

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Remember old-school cookies

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They’re the treats you probably always wanted your mom to buy — old-school packaged cookies, both classics and long-forgotten brands.

Take a look back at old-fashioned faves Oasis coconut creme sandwich cookies, Pepperidge Farm gingerbread men, the Oreo-like Hydrox cookies, Almost Home chocolate chip packaged cookies and many more! (And if you loved ready-to-bake cookies, take a look here.)

Sunshine’s Hydrox sandwich cookies (1949)

Hydrox cookies from 1949


Crispo assorted biscuits / mixed cookies (1950s)

How youngsters love these oven-fresh newcomers to the Crispo Cookie Family! Such tempting variety, too. Six different shapes… three tasty flavors: chocolate, lemon, spice, in every box. Perfect for meals, parties, and snacks. Get some soon.

Old Crispo mixed cookies from the 1950s

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Nabisco sugar wafers (1950)

Vintage Nabisco Sugar Wafers cookies (1950)


Nabisco waffle creams / wafer cookies (1950)

Vintage Nabisco Waffle Creams cookies (1950)

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Crispo chocolate chip cookies (1950)

Old-fashioned Crispo chocolate chip cookies (1950)


Assorted Sunshine brand cookies (1952)

Finest ever made! Featuring Hydrox sandwich cookies, Kreemlined wafer cookies, Vienna finger sandwiches, and Fig bars.

Old-fashioned Sunshine cookies (1952)


Fig Newton cakes / cookies (1952)

Old Fig Newtons from 1952


Jane Arden pure chocolate fudge sandwich cookies (1956)

Jase Arden pure chocolate fudge sandwiches… rich and delicious as fudge spooned right from the pan!

Pure, creamy chocolate fudge sandwiched between rich, chocolate cookies. And they’re brought  you in gleaming gold-foil bags… for the freshness protection they richly deserve.

Try this new “Cookie of the Month” now. They’re heavenly!

Vintage Jane Arden Pure Chocolate Fudge Sandwich Cookies (1956)


Archway homestyle old-school packaged cookies (1956)

Fresh baked Archway cookies are packed with wholesome old fashioned goodness to supply that energy demand in every growing child.

After school, nothing brings a youngster home faster than the promise of Archway’s tempting home style flavor. And nothing’s better for him.

Vintage Archway cookies (1956)


Oreo (1960)

Smooth, fresh filling beaten to a fluffy lightness… spread with a generous hand between chocolate-y, crisp-to-the-bite cookies. America’s favorite — Oreo!

Vintage Oreo packaging (1960)


Nabisco’s Fig Newtons (1961)

Luscious, golden fig jam, from the world’s choicest figs. Rich cake, tender and fresh. And only Nabisco bakes Fig Newtons Cakes. Available in carton or cellophane pack.

Vintage package Fig Newtons cakes (1961)


Nabisco Lorna Doone cookies (1962)

Old-fashioned Lorna Doone shortbread cookies (1962)


Retro Oreos with whipped filling (1962)

Oreos with whipped filling (1962)


New Chipits cookies: Chocolate chip pecan cookies (1963)

So home-made good, they almost taste warm

Once Chipits are out of the box, nobody’ll know you didn’t bake ’em! So crunchy, so tender (like fresh from your own oven), so plumb-full of sweet, rich chocolate chips and golden, crisp pecans.

Generously mixed, carefully-baked by Nabisco. So downright good, people will ask for your recipe!

Vintage Chipits chocolate chip pecan cookies (1963)

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More Nabisco chocolate covered cookies (1964)

Featuring Fancy Grahams, Chocolate Pinwheels, Ideal chocolate peanut bars, Minaret cakes, and Striped shortbread.

Nabisco old-school packaged cookies from 1964


Assorted Nabisco cookie spread (1965)

Vintage National Biscuit cookies on a party table (1965)


Popular cookies of the 1960s from Quaker (1966)

Burry’s Mr Chips (Coconut chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies)

Burry’s Fudge Town cookies, Seadog cookie snacks, and Cap’n Crunch cookies

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Quaker packaged cookies (1966)


Nabisco’s Chips Ahoy! (1966)

Chips Ahoy (1966)


You have to be a kid at heart to make Sunshine cookies. (1967)

How else can you create such a creamy, delicious, vanilla candy creme filling? And enjoy every lick. The serious Sunshine bakers whip it with pure coconut oil to a luscious creamy consistency, then sandwich it just the right amount between tasty, crunchy cookies for that happy Sunshine taste.

Bite into a Sunshine Hydrox cookie. And an Orbit. And a Vienna Finger. And a Sunshine Sugar Wafer. You’ll taste what we mean.

Our bakers are serious about that happy Sunshine taste.

Sunshine packaged cookie varieties (1967)

ALSO SEE: Vintage Breakfast Squares: The sweet frosted bars that General Mills used to make


Old-school Nabisco cookies (1967)

Two things are wrong with most holidays.

A. They aren’t long enough. Your run-of-the-mill holiday is used up in 24 hours. And B., there aren’t enough of them.

Therefore, we at National Biscuit Company (Nabisco, to our close friends) take pleasure in declaring National Cookie Month — 31 days of unforgettable cookie eating. (When we declare a holiday, we declare a good one. And a friendly one.)

How to celebrate? The Official Cookies are below. Lay in a supply — and some milk and ice cream — and be happy.

Features Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Vanilla Wafers, Fig Newtons, Oasis coconut creme sandwich cookies, and Lorna Doone shortbread.

1967 Vintage old-school packaged cookies, including Oreo and Vanilla Wafers


Nabisco’s chocolate covered cookies (1967)

Featuring Chocolate Pinwheels, Minarets, Fancy Grahams, Creme wafer sticks, and Ideal chocolate peanut bars.

Vintage chocolate-covered Nabisco cookies (1967)


Cool it with Sunshine! (1968)

Taste the taste the Sunshine bakers bake.

Featuring Mint Hydrox cookies, Orbit cookies, Sugar wafers, Vienna Fingers, and Lady Joan cookies.

Vintage Sunshine cookies (1968)


Vintage photo of cookie brands in grocery store (1975)

Shown: Fig Newtons, Mayfair (English style assortment of cookies), Nilla wafers, Bake Shop oatmeal cookies, Fancy Grahams, Striped shortbread cookies, Chips Ahoy!, and Chocolate Chocolate chip cookies.

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Cookie brands on grocery store shelf (1975)


New Tea Time Assorted cookies (UK – 1976)

People have told us that they’re fed up buying biscuit assortments and finding lots of small plain biscuits hidden under a few chocolates and creams.

So we’ve brought outa New Tea Time biscuit assortment. We’ve included more of the biscuits we know are big favorites.

Digestives, custard creams, bourbons, rich tea, chocolate-covered rings. And as a nice surprise, we’ve added a brand new chocolate-flavored cream.

And to show you there’s nothing to hide, we’ve listed the contents on the outside of the pack.

So choose New Tea Time Assorted and know exactly what you’re buying.

Vintage Tea Time assorted cookies (1976)


Sunshine Hydrox chocolate sandwich cookies (1978)

Vintage Sunshine Hydrox cookies (1978)


Nabisco… America’s cookie jar (1979)

Featuring Nutter Butter, Oreo, Fig Newton, Chips Ahoy!, and Nilla Wafers.

Vintage Nabisco old-school packaged cookies from 1979

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Assorted Pepperidge Farm cookies (1980s)

Featuring Raisin Bran cookies, Milano, Ginger Man, Fruit Cookie, and Chocolate chip.

Vintage 80s Pepperidge Farm cookies (1983)

ALSO SEE: Pepperidge Farm remembers: See 50 of their classic cakes, cookies, breads, turnovers & other treats from years ago


Nabisco pours on that rich chocolate taste. (1983)

  • Party Grahams — Delectable melt-in-your-mouth graham cookies all wrapped up in a thick creamy fudge.
  • Striped shortbread — Scrumptious old-fashioned shortbread cookies topped with delicate stripes of deep rich fudge.
  • Duet fudge & peanut butter patties — Delicious creamy, smooth peanut butter cookies coated by deep dark luscious fudge topping.

Chocolate-covered cookies from 1983


Sunshine Chip-A-Roos cookies (1986)

Chips Ahoy and Chip-A-Roos cookie packages (1986)


New Hydrox Doubles cookies (1986)

Introducing new Hydrox Doubles with double flavored middles.

It’s literally twice as good. There’s more creme in the middle. And in the middle of the creme, a delicious flavored venter: in mint, strawberry, or rich chocolate fudge. There’s never been a cookie quite like it.

Doubles. Mmm. It’s incre-double.

Hydrox Doubles cookies (1986)

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Vintage 80s Keebler EL Fudge cookies (1987)

Vintage 80s Keebler EL Fudge cookies (1987)

 


Nabisco Almost Home cookies (1987)

Introducing Almost Home cookies made with real fruit and walnuts! In Banana Walnut and Apple Walnut Raisin.

Vintage Almost Home packaged cookies - Nabisco 1987 (1)


Almost Home cookies varities (1987)

Try this Almost Home microwave “recipe” for even closer-to-homemade taste. 

  1. Warm for favorite variety of Almost Home cookies in the microwave for 20-25 seconds at high setting. (Or warm in a conventional oven at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes.)
  2. Enjoy the even closer-to-homemade taste of Almost Home.

Shown: Chocolate Fudge Chip, Old-Fashioned Sugar, and Real Chocolate Chip.

Vintage Almost Home packaged cookies - Nabisco 1987 (2)


Introducing the most perfectly baked cookies ever (1984)

Introducing the moistest, chewiest, most perfectly baked cookies the world has ever tasted… well, almost.

We call them Almost Home, because that’s the way you’ll feel. 

More varieties than your mom ever had time to get around to baking.

Varieties like:

  • Real chocolate chip cookies
  • Fudge chocolate chip cookies
  • Apple fruit sticks
  • Cherry fruit sticks
  • Blueberry fruit sticks
  • Oatmeal raisin cookies
  • Peanut butter cookies
  • Granola fruit ‘n nut cookies
  • Fudge ‘n Nut brownies
  • Peanut Butter Fudge cookies
  • Iced applesauce raisin cookies
  • Iced oatmeal cookies
  • Oatmeal Creme sandwich cookies
  • Peanut Butter Creme sandwich cookies
  • Fudge Chocolate Chip sandwich cookies

Almost Home cookies (1984)


Mother’s Circus Animal cookies (1989)

Vintage Mother's Cookies - Circus Animals (1989)


Pepperidge Farm cookie selection (1995)

To bring out good cheer, bring out good cookies.

Pepperidge Farm remembers. The taste of fine cookies brings out the best in folks. Our Distinctive Selection is perfect for holiday parties or as a gift. And ours is the only place you’ll find Naples and Lisbon, our newest chocolate-dipped delights.

90s Pepperidge Farm cookie selection box (1995)

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3 Responses

  1. Looked at all the cookies from Sunshine Baking Co. and they did not list my favorite from the early 60’s…Hippodrome, a soft coconut washboard sandwich type cookie with marshmallow filling and a a strip of red jelly down the middle. Can anyone try and find this cookie?

  2. There used to be a boxed cookie assortment and the cookies in the middle were a square shaped with an impression of a fireplace and little kettle on the fire. Who remembers that one?

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