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Aug 14, 2007 01:32 PM

New Englanders: Remember Peggy Lawton Choco Chip Cookies?

They came in a three-pack. Zap them in the microwave for a few seconds until the chips melt and you'd have a treat that was impossible to beat.

Well, I have just discovered that you can still get 'em! The W. family's long-time home delivery dairy, A.B. Monroe of East Providence RI, has them on its Web site:

As an aside, we primarily ate these cookies at the snack bar at our swim club, where we also discovered the joys of Humpty-Dumpty snack products -- cheese corn, etc. -- and also the glorious combination of iced tea and lemonade, which back then we called "Blend" but now know as an Arnold Palmer. Talk about a hotbed for chowhounds!

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  1. Were these delicate and VERY crispy? With a hint of malt?
    When I went to school in Boston microwaves were few and far between...but sounds llike a tasty thing to do?!!!

    I just went to the website...yes...these were my favorite cookies in the late 1960's when I was there.....thanks for the lead....I wonder whether I would still like them or whether my tastes (or their recipes have changed!)

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    1. re: ChowFun_derek

      I'm not sure about the malt -- but they were definitely crispy. You might even say crumbly. But those melted chips. Damn.

    2. Were these delicate and VERY crispy? With a hint of malt?
      When I went to school in Boston microwaves were few and far between...but sounds llike a tasty thing to do?!!!

      1. I found this other forum on Peggy Lawton cookies...there was an 800 number

        but no website...they were very nice when I ordered them shipped here to San Fran...


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        1. re: ChowFun_derek

          Yeah, that's a great thread -- I read every post.

          I'm not sure how long to zap a package to get the optimal chip melt, since it's been probably 30 years since I've had Peggy Lawton cookies. You'll have to experiment. Tough job, I know, but someone's got to do it. 8>D

        2. I couldn't resist, so I checked them out. Yes, I remember them well. The brownies were even good. I may just have to order a triple treat pak of each. Thanks for the memories!

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          1. re: othervoice

            I buy them at BJ's in 12 packs for around $4. They have the oatmeal sometimes too. Sad to say they don't taste quite the same as when I loved them in the 60's. The mouith-feel is different, probably different shortening (I doubt it was ever butter!)
            Now if I could just find the date bars...

            1. re: PrincessBakesALot

              Market Basket/DeMoulas stores sell them 3 packages for a dollar. My daughter likes them for her after school snack.

              1. re: PrincessBakesALot

                I had no idea they were still available, I shop at BJ's all the time Thanks!

                1. re: PrincessBakesALot

                  I was just baking up a batch of chocolate chip cookies and had a craving for Peggy Lawton cookies. I haven't had them for years, but I still remember them well. I decided to try and find something on them and here you are. What I would really appreciate is if someone would write down all the ingredients and post them (in order please)...I want to see if I can come up with something close to them. I do grind up my nuts and oatmeal, in some of my cookies, and wonder if that is part of their secret for the crisp cookie ?

                  1. re: HEIDI IN TN

                    You can't get the recipe anywhere. (my father works there). The recipe is under lock and key.

                2. re: othervoice

                  They are actually back to their original recipe should try them again. I don't think they make the date bars anymore thought.

                3. Still sold in lobby shops of office buildings in downtown Boston....