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"playday "cookies????

2ndserving Nov 16, 2006 07:37 PM

i'm trying to remember these cookies when i was young in the 1960s or maybe it was the 70s. they were store bought- if memory serves me right,(quite often not), they were about 2 inch diameter and coated with a hard icing and sometype of small doodle picture in the center. there was a palette of colours. does anyone remember???

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    Crepes Suzette Nov 17, 2006 12:45 AM

    Oh my gosh - thank you! I've been wondering about these cookies for ages. My friends had them in their school lunches (in the 60's) and I hounded my mum to get them for me too. I never knew what they were called.

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    1. re: Crepes Suzette
      2ndserving Nov 18, 2006 08:07 PM

      we used to have them for our birthday parties - the icing was so almost shellaced on - i believe we spent hours just playing with them because they were so fun and fanciful

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      Yongeman Nov 16, 2006 08:10 PM

      You're dating us. I'm thinking the 60's, or even earlier. And they were called Playbox Cookies, apparently by Peek Frean's, according to this thread:

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      1. re: Yongeman
        2ndserving Nov 18, 2006 08:04 PM

        thank you for confirming this, i thought it was just a figment of my imagination.
        yeah i guess we are 40-something shhhhhhh

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