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"Stage Planks"

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This is not one of my cravings, but is being posted at the request of a close friend who grew up in Mississippi--he longs for cookies known as "STAGE PLANKS" (aka "Ikes & Mikes", but up North here that's a candy to us!) He drew a picture--they are large almost pop tart sized cookies, two came in a pack, they were cinnamon-based but could be iced with strawberry frosting. He claims that they are still available in certain parts of Mississippi. Has anyone first, heard of these, and second, know where/how they can be obtained in the NYC metro area or otherwise? He also mentioned a candy known as "BUTTER LOGS". Thanks, y'all.

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  1. I didn't believe it either. Hence, this search which led me to your inquiry. They apparently used to be called Rock'n Roll Stage Planks. They were made by Jack's Cookie Company. Murray Biscuit Company bought out Jack's and now markets them as just "Rock'n Roll. They are available in the New Orleans area in "Sav-a-Center" stores (A&P stores).
    They are a thin gingerbread cookie, with scalloped edges and holes in the middle, with a very thin pink icing coat.
    Murray Biscuit Company LLC
    P.O. Box 888
    Evanston, Illinois 60128

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    1. re: Bill

      Thanks so much for responding!! My friend was visiting his family in Mississippi, and went to the general store where he used to buy them purchase some, but it was Saturday, and the store was closed-namely because the store gets most of its customers from a mill across the street, and understandably, the mill is closed on Saturdays (as I type this, it seems so bizarre to a New York City person). I'll pass the info on to him! Thanks again--and the way you described the cookies is exactly how he did!! Doreen

      1. re: DOREEN

        I can not tell you how happy I am to find out the name of the company that makes Stage Planks. They were a favorite cookie of mine as a child. I can not seem to find them anywhere here in California. I am in great hopes that after contacting the company, they'll send me a box. Also, I thought it was rather nice to know that I'm not the only person in the world with a craving for Stage Planks.

        1. re: Michelle

          HEY! So glad that my friend's request has made you all feel so "non-alone" in your craving! Someday I will have to get me a stage plank and enjoy it--which I am sure I will! Doreen

          1. re: DOREEN

            I am so excited, i could scream. I'm from upstate ny, and as a child, i loved stage planks. I'm now 38, and have never forgotten them. I've been going from site to site, and by god, i found them. www.mctweb.com or mctwholesale. You can order them in large quantities. I am so excited. Please, if anyone follows up on this, please email me. I'm so happy if i helped someone! Mecca.

      2. re: Bill

        for what it is worth: i used to buy stage planks regularly from the 'deli-mart' on the corner of bedford avenue and north seventh street in brooklyn. as in brooklyn, new york. they were really tasty and i was really broke and they were really cheap (REALLY cheap, something like 20 cents a pack). this wasn't in 1940 or anything, either. this was in, oh, maybe 1991.

        they don't sell them at the deli mart anymore, but i bet someone distributes them here in the city still...

      3. I know them as High Five stage planks. Baked by Consolidated Biscuit Co.,McComb, OH 45858Bought some today at the Franklin Bakery Thrift Store in Goldsboro, NC. They also sell them in boxes of (I believe) 12.The clerk said they used to be called Rock 'n Rolls.

        1. I've heard of this candy, my mother, who grew up in northern mississippi used to eat them and loved them. She too, cannot find them. She said they came in wax paper packages, two to a package, and they were gingerbread coockies with hot pink icing on them. I hope someone knows where to get them, I want her to have some for christmas!!


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          1. re: layla moore
            Jennifer Weber


            1. re: Jennifer Weber


              Where do you live? I've heard of a store that maybe sells hometown favorites such as stage planks and peanut butter logs in Brooklyn? Will find out more.
              In follow-up to previous postings, a friend's relatives brought back Stage Planks for me from a trip to Mississippi recently. I awaited in gleeful anticipa-
              tion for the goodies to be delivered to me--unfortunately, due to mix-up, the relatives thought my friend had brought me my share, and gave out the rest. Alas, Alack! No Stage Planks yet!! Doreen

              1. re: Doreen
                Jennifer Lynn Weber

                Hi Doreen, thanks for your note. I live in Lexington, South Carolina, a few miles from Columbia. Growing up we lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and that's where my sister and I always got the stage planks. How I'd love to get some for her. I would welcome any more information you may have! Thanks again.

          2. are there any stage planks in dallas tx

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            1. re: jennifer
              cookie monster

              Strange how im sitting here eating a pack of stage planks right now while im reading this. So for what its worth they are also available, although sometimes hard to find, in convienice stores around the NC East Coast.

            2. hello,

              Following is the name of the company that makes (Uncle Al's stage planks:

              Uncle Al's Cookies, Inc.
              2070 Parkway Office Circle
              Hoover Al. 35244

              Memphis, TN

              1. Oh my goodness! I cannot believe I am not the only one crazy about stage planks! I live in Ohio but I remember as a child, every summer we went to visit my grandma in Laurel, Mississippi. Every trip we came back with cases and cases of stage planks. I just got back a couple weeks ago fully loaded! They even came out with new flavores. Instead of just the ginger and cinnamon ones, they have lemon and banana.

                1. Yes they are here in st.Louis, Mo at one bakery.
                  Woodsin rd.

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                  1. re: DeMarco

                    I just came through Mississippi and discovered stageplanks in a store there., I grabbed some of them and the address on the back is-
                    Uncle Al's Cookies, INC.
                    2070 Parkway Office Circle
                    Hoover, AL. 35244

                  2. Greetings,

                    I just discovered Banana Planks, Lemon Planks and Stage Planks. They are delicious and remind me of old time animal cookies we used to get years ago.

                    I think they should be more widely distributed.
                    I found them in one store in Oakland, CA -

                    Peanut logs I found in Falls Church, Va. They are good too ;.)

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                    1. re: Rosemary

                      I found the Stage, Banana, and Lemon Planks at a store in Chickamauga Ga. If anyone wants, I could probably pick some up and mail them for the cost of shipping and cookies. Mistercates@hotmail.com

                    2. I've heard of stage plank cookies and they are some of the best cookies I've ever eaten. I'm trying to find some myself. I would think that some of these stores in the south would have them. If anyone knows where to find them in Arkansas, I'd love to know where. I grew up in Arkansas, moved away for years, and have moved back to Arkansas. I would love to have some again with a big glass of milk.

                      1. Greeting Doreen -
                        My name is Shalena and I am from Tunica, MS. I grew up on Stage Planks! There are available here and every chance I get I buy them by the box. You usually can find them at the Hostess Wonder Bread house here or in my case an old fashion back in the day corner grocery store. MMMM! They are great! Also, The butter Logs are here as well. Next time I'm around my stomping ground, I'll get an address and post it for you.Perhaps your friend can have some shipped to him.

                        1. 2070 Parkway Office Circle, Birmingham, AL 35244

                          Macklin's candy store
                          Memphis, TN