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Nabisco Brown edge Wafers

chazzerking Jul 28, 2008 10:46 AM

Has anyone seen these in the last couple of years? I used to use them as a pantry staple, to serve with coffee or ice cream or to slather with whipped cream and chill to make a mille feuille cake. but haven't seen them anywhere. I'm not sure whether they have gone the way of the dodo or just aren't being distributed near me.

  1. ChowFun_derek Jul 28, 2008 11:50 AM

    Were these the ones that were lemon or orange flavor? Or am I thinking of a different brand/cookie?

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    1. re: ChowFun_derek
      Axalady Jul 28, 2008 12:34 PM

      These were my Mom's absolute favorite cookie and were a staple in our house when I was a kid. I remember her disappointment when Nabisco stopped selling them, and it was quite a while ago. You have given me a great idea. Her birthday is coming up and I found a recipe for them I may try. She'd probably get a kick out of it!


      1. re: ChowFun_derek
        chazzerking Jul 28, 2008 01:09 PM

        these are just plain very crisp butter cookies that tastes great and very versatile.

        1. re: chazzerking
          julesrules Jul 29, 2008 10:01 AM

          I don't know the original product but could something from Jules Destropper substitute?

        2. re: ChowFun_derek
          ChowFun_derek Jul 29, 2008 09:20 AM

          Maybe the ones I'm thinking of from my 'boyhood' in New York were made by "Arnold's"...very flat and crisp with a brown halo around a yellow (lemon) or orange cookie..I liked these very much....I'm still bemoaning the loss of Pepperidge Farm Brownie Cookies.. especially when the were used in their sandwich cookie!

          1. re: ChowFun_derek
            mcsheridan Jun 21, 2010 12:08 PM

            OMG I had *forgotten* those Brownie Cookies! They were the best, and quite a nice crumble over ice cream. :P

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          mmafm Jun 20, 2010 08:37 PM

          OH! I loved them so! I would trade off several of the sickeningly sweet cream-filled cookies for the brown-edged wafers to be back on the shelf. Another (?) childhood favorite was a thin lemon brown edged cookie. I don't know if it was also Nabisco. . .perhaps Sunshine ? FFV? I just loved them alike, gently nibbling just the edge around before moving toward the cookie middle. Can we hear from Nabisco?

          By the way, I deal with folks from many countries and they say they don't like American cookies - too sweet!!

          1. Missy2U Jun 21, 2010 11:28 AM

            If you are talking about the Nilla Wafers, they still have them in stores where I live (NW Suburbs of Chicago).

            1. mcsheridan Jun 21, 2010 11:54 AM

              They were discontinued *years* ago. (1996, to be precise.) Others here have similar desires to see them return:

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              1. re: mcsheridan
                DoughBoy1973 Apr 1, 2011 10:22 PM

                I made these this winter after I got a craving for the brown-edged wafers my grandmother used to have around the house:


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                DoughBoy1973 Apr 1, 2011 10:23 PM


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                  DoughBoy1973 Apr 1, 2011 10:24 PM

                  try these: http://www.cookiemadness.net/2006/10/...

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                    VenusofHarlem Apr 2, 2013 11:17 AM

                    I have been looking for them for years. One day I was feeling nostalgic and decided to go to the store to get them and couldn't find them. I thought it was that the store I went to didn't sell them, but I can't find them anywhere.

                    I used to love these as a child. They remind me so much of my grandmother.

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                      HillJ Apr 2, 2013 01:52 PM


                      you can find just the box on auction. that's some brown edge wafer love!

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                        littlecal Mar 26, 2014 11:27 AM

                        Brown Edge Wafers were my favorite cookie as a child, Why did Nabisco stop making such a great cookie, Bring it back!!!

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