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Mother's Cookies Closes Its Doors

Mother's Cookies Has Crumbled

After 94 years, cookie company Mother's Cookies has closed its doors.

The Michigan-based company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, told its workers last Friday that cookies would no longer be made as of Monday.

The reason cited was the economic climate. Chief Restructuring Officer Jeffrey Granger explained that the company has been "operating at a loss due largely to the significant increases in raw material costs and the record high fuel costs across the country."

I'm saddened by the collapse of another company and more job loss, but the hardest part is the sudden parting I have to make with iconic cookies such as circus animals and taffy sandwiches. And there will be no holiday frosted cookies for us this season, either.

Are you surprised to hear of this? What Mother's cookies will you miss?

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ferret ferret 8 years
what?? i read this just now? noooo.... i love the chocolate chip cookies. :cry:
CoMMember13627830035102 CoMMember13627830035102 9 years
I read the article on another website on the 9th or 10th and yelled "oh no!" and told my husband "I have to go and buy cookies." I told him Mothers Cookies was shutting down and he said, go buy cookies. Yep, there are now a few bags sitting on my kitchen counter waiting to make the trip to the freezer.
schmoopieb schmoopieb 9 years
It's been a few days now, and I'm still pretty bummed about this news. I adore the Circus Animals and am savoring my last bag (I don't have much faith in the way the ones I froze will taste when I decide to pull them out of the freezer!)
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
I bet their animal cookies are sold out by now!
OhMyDragonflys OhMyDragonflys 9 years
Well shit
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
This is way too sad. I'm going to need to buy some circus animals and frosted oatmeal. And to think that my son will grow up not knowing the pleasure of pink and white frosted animal cookies is even sadder.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 9 years
What is the emoticon for "temper tantrum" with stomping of feet and banging of fists on the floor?? In the immortal words of my 18-month-old niece: "no, no, no...bad, bad!" Now I must make a cookie run to the store and buy a case of Circus Animals and English Tea cookies to stash in the freezer. My darling husband is not going to understand my need to hoard these sugar-overload-causing treasures! LOL :) However, I am grateful for the heads-up because I would have had a small crisis if they had simply disappeared from the shelves. (Yes, I am a mature adult....most of the time, unless it involves cookies) ;)
suziryder suziryder 9 years
This is very sad, we'll have to stock up on some frosted animal cookies and those delicious toffee cookies. Sigh.
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 9 years
mannnnnnnn i was watching channel 7 when they announced this. i was shocked! my favorite was definitely the animal cookies! there's nothing else that tastes like it :(
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
Noooooo! I love Mother's Cookies! I have so many fond memories with them. I loved getting the bags of cookies and partake in cookie movie nights with my friends. man the frosted oatmeal cookie is one of my faves. Petsugar, i absolutely love the chocolate chips as well. they're my favorite to just dunk in milk and crumble... :( i definetly have to stock up on them! sad for the people who lost their jobs as well.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 9 years
Oh no! I will stop and get some Animal Circus and Taffy today after work. :(
doogirl doogirl 9 years
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I buy Mother's Cookies all the time, my two daughters love them! The assortment bag is the best, I like the chocolate ones! The frosted animal cookies are wonderful! My husband likes the Taffy cookies. My favorites are the Gauchos, peanut butter! YUM! I'm going to the grocery store in a few minutes to pick some up!!!
smallpoet smallpoet 9 years
Officially in mourning, I am. My faves were the iced oatmeal and the circus animals, it's like a piece of my childhood has died. Dig around on Etsy or google, a company called ClothMoth has a cool circus animal cookie t-shirt that might make you efel a bit better, or perhaps worse, depending on your need for nostalgia.
ualili ualili 9 years
Sadness!! I love the Circus Animal cookies!
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 9 years
OH NO!! I am truly sad to see them shutting down. I have enjoyed their cookies for many years. My faves are the frosted animal cookies and the assortment bag. Guess I will have to stock up on them now :(
Mel475 Mel475 9 years
I am soooo sad! I'm pregnant and have literally had major cravings for the frosted Circus Animal cookies. I can't believe it - this is really sad since so many of us grew up with these cookies. How very unfortunate :-(
Antioxidant Antioxidant 9 years
Oh man, I will miss the circus animal cookies.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i don't think that i've ever heard of mother's cookies in the areas that i've lived but i think that it's a shame that the times are causing things like this to happen. it's like with the whole mrs. fields thing that's going on - it's soo hard on companies that we've grown up with to see them shut their doors because of the economy.
kia kia 9 years
OMG, this is really sad. I haven't eaten their cookies in years (allergies), but I loved knowing that they were still around.
SweetKatie SweetKatie 9 years
I am going to have to go to the store and stock up! that is so sad. I love the circus animals, the taffy sandwiches and the iced oatmeal. So so sad :(
pacific pacific 9 years
limelindsey limelindsey 9 years
Oh no! Taffy cookies were a huge part of my childhood, we always took them on car trips. Every time I eat one, it reminds me of going to California to visit my aunts and granny. I have to go stock up now!
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