Food of the Eighties, Cup Custard Cookies
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a flower looking cookie made by nabisco that had a custard cream filling that tasted like no other
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Angela - August 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the cup custard cookies made by sunshine. Do they make them anymore??
patty - September 06, 2008 - Report this comment
not only do i remember, the vanilla ones were the best!!! these cookies were a standard during my childhood - the chocolate ones were kind of nasty but i'd looooooooove to revisit the vanillas :)
Lori - October 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh, I miss these cookies so much!!!! I'm always looking for them in new stores I go to just in case. Oh PLEASE bring them back!!!!
Linda - March 10, 2009 - Report this comment
My brother and I used to buy these cookies, sneak them upstairs through the laundry shoot and sit and eat them by ourselves. I too look for them everywhere but if they brought them back I'd want them the same without anything "health" conscious brought into them because that's what made them sooo good!
Marlette - April 08, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG, we used to eat these all the time. I loved them and now that you mention them, I want some!!!
Mike - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
These were my favorite, I was so upset when they stopped making them - would someone PLEASE find the recipe for these and post it
Jeff Isenberg - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Vienna Fingers are sort of close BUT .... not nearly as satisfying as the apparently discontinued Cup Custard cookies by Nabisco. It reminds me of another product, Krumbles (from Kellogg's), that was discontinued a long time ago. I loved both products ..... I really think Kellogg's could get some mileage (and profits) from bringing back some "retro" products. It might make some marketing person a hero but, unfortunately, I don't see a lot of creativity on that end these days.
Alice in Cup Custard Wonderland - May 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I look down the cookie aisle all the time whenever I go shopping but haven't seen them probably since the '70s. They were my absolute favorite. For those who've looked for these cookies at other websites that say they were made by Sunshine Bakery that's since then been taken over by Keebler, well, I wrote Keebler and the person who answered me said that "they" (may've said Sunshine specifically, may've been referring to Keebler) never made such a cookie, so if it was Nabisco instead, I'll try writing them and see what they say and why they're no longer available. By the way, on a trip to Central California recently, I happened upon some Nabisco cookies I don't see here in So. Cal. called something like "Classics." I tried the one labeled "French Vanilla Classics" to see if maybe the taste was the same, but it wasn't (they don't even look like Cup Custards but it's not the look I'm after - I just want to taste those cookies again.) "French Vanilla Classics" have a nice thick chunk of filling, and it may be reminiscent of cookes of the past, but still keeping an eye out for Cup Custard cookies. Maybe one day they'll figure out there IS a market for them. Let's see... how many baby boomers grew up eating these times how much they could charge per package = alot of $$$ in my book. Wish I had the recipe - I'd make myself a batch every week.
Suzanne - May 11, 2009 - Report this comment
What more is there to say? Please bring them back! I would love for my kids to experience them!
Christopher - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I have also been searching the isles of every store that carries cookies and I happened upon a Canadian cookie that resembles fairly closely the flavor (or to Canadians "flavour") of our beloved custard cup. The brand is Dare Ultimate Maple Leaf cookies. The cookie itself is harder made from a short bread recipe and the maple flavor cream filling is not quite right but the closest I have eaten to the custard o cup cream filling.
Deb - May 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh gosh - I loved these cookies soooo much - there's not been anything like them. As I recall, they were flower shaped and the filling was delicious. As a kid, I always told myself that when I grew up, I would buy a package and eat the whole thing myself, as my mother sparingly rationed them out to me and my brother. I'm so desperate, I'm going to try to recreate them myself! If I have an success, I'll post it here.
gary - June 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Dare maple cookies are good and my kids love them but nothing and mean nothing compares to sunshine cup custard cookies. we need the receipe, help this old man find nirvana.
Michael W. - June 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been missing Cup Custard cookies for years. I loved them - my favorite cookies ever. Sunshine DID make them. I wish Keebler would too.
Debbie - July 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I talked to Kelloggs today---call 1(800)421-3549 and ask them to bring back Cup Custard Cookies. They said it would take a massive amount of people doing this to consider bringing them back on a trial basis. Do your part to bring back a little nostalgic sunshine. They were discontinued in 1997.
Madeline - July 13, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG, there is no other, I wish I could taste one now...I often tell my 16year old.these were the best..any one know where to find some?
dot - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG! Can someone please let me know where to find my most favarite cookie. I look in the cookie aile every time I'm in the store. I've been looking for over 10 years.
Suzie - September 17, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG...these were my favorite cookies as a child. I remember they were shaped like flowers and there were two rows of vanilla and a row of chocolate in the middle. I wish they would bring them back. They were the best!
Stscia - September 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I have searched in vain. They were the very best!!! C'mon Kelloggs
Mike - October 27, 2009 - Report this comment
They were incredible, the two outside rows were vanilla and the inside row was chocolate - I remember as kid eating them with a glass of milk Didn't they have a picture of a large baker in a white outfit on the side? Sunshine?
Annette from Aiea - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG I have missed these cookies for such a long time. I am a cookie-holic and have yet to find a store bought cookie to match the goodness of Cup Custards!! I, too, would pay $$$$ for a bag of these!!!
gina - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment
me too, me too! BRING'EM BACK ALREADY!!! ALONG WITH THOSE -NABISCO UNEEDA BISCUITS & CHOCOLATE SNAPS-THE BEST!!! I WOULD PAY ANYTHING FOR 'EM AND VOTE A MILLION TIMES IF IT WOULD BRING BACK THE GOOD STUFF!!!
Jill - January 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Absolutely the BEST cookies ever. I still look for them too. I also wish they would bring them back.
Rob - February 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Great cookies! I found one awhile back in the bottom of a box of old kitchen stuff from a move. I put it in a sealed bag and it still smells good. Still in good shape, but I wouldn't eat it. I wish I could still buy them...
Tim - March 06, 2010 - Report this comment
These were absolutely the BEST cookies. It's sad that they've been discontinued; probably boiled down to lack of profits. Can't they just indulge those of us who loved these cookies, and make them again regardless of sales?? If they make them, we will buy them and eat them. Crap, I'd stock up the garage!! Too bad my son never got to try them.........argh!!! Everyone on here should call that 800 421-3549 number and demand a cup custard comeback!!!
Lori - April 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh, I thought I was alone in my love and search for Cup Custard cookies. We should like Kelloggs to this site!!
Scott - April 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Cup Custards were just about my favorite cookies from childhood, and they went the way of one of my other favorites, Nabisco Baronets - those were discontinued for that same song and dance about no demand. I say its about no imagination. Just look at the cookie aisle in any grocery store - about all you see anymore are variations on Oreos - like nobody wants to take a chance so they call everything an Oreo...
Gary Mattison - December 01, 2010 - Report this comment
As far as store bought cookies are concerned, I had determined years ago that CUP CUSTARD COOKIES (by Sunshine, if I remember correctly!) were my absolute favorite--with Vienna Fingers running a close second! While I've given up on ever finding them--for crying out loud!--aren't there enough of us FANS to have an appropriate company (Sunshine, Nabisco, Keebler ??) resurrect that cookie again?! (... and if not, someone MUST have the recipe!)
Lori S. - December 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Cupcustards were the best store bought cookies ever. Bring back cupcustards!!!!!
Nancy W. - February 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Please bring back those Cup O' Custard cookies from my youth! My husband said they were his favorite cookies also. Does "All good things must come to pass." be totally true!!!??? every time he asks me to pick up some cookies, he always asks,"try looking for those Cup O' Custard cookies to see if they have them this time, will ya?" I went to Nabisco with my Mom when I was yonger ansd bought several packs at a time.
SMC626 - February 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Let's start a Cup Custard Revolution - put up a Facebook page and get everyone to call the 800 421-3549 number and BEG for them to BRING BACK OUR FAVORITE COOKIES! I'm eating Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies right now, as other posters mentioned, maple creme-filled cookies are a close 2nd - but still not the same.
Doris Cox-Meshack - March 25, 2011 - Report this comment
For years, I have been looking for the cup custard cookies because I miss them so much. I used to eat a whole bag of these cookies they were so good. I don't know if anyone remembers, but these cookies came in vanilla and chocolate with yellow custard filling, I will be calling this 800 number.
Doris Cox-Meshack - March 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Well, I just called the (800) number and I got a recording with a male offering to return the call. I never heard him say Nabisco but he could have. I am on the west coast, so the company could be closed there. I will call again Monday. I want that cookie.
karen - March 31, 2011 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one that remembered them. They were my childhood favorites also. I'm sure they would sell...bring 'em back:)
karen - April 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Well i too enjoyed thee cookies i just can't beleive the cookies they have on the market(mothers) i am so tired of those. I don't understand they take off all the good one's and leave us to buy the not so good ones. I know they could make a profit on these cookies and how about Bacon Thin Crackers by them also can't get those anymore either. Guess we keep eating boring Mothers Cookies.
Kathy - June 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh WOW! I talk about these cookies all the time! They are my all time favorite cookie and bring back so many memories of my dad and I eating them and dunking them in coffee/milk. Sure wish they would bring them back!!!
Laura - June 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to love these cookies too!! They were the best. My dad and I loved to eat these cookies too. The vanilla were my favorite. The filling was so delicious!! I wish they would bring them back too
Sue - July 03, 2011 - Report this comment
My husband ad I use to buy a bunch and freeze the packages because they were getting hard to find. I'll Help with the cause if anyone starts something.....They were especially good in the 80's as a party munchy ;-)
Karen - July 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Please bring back those cookies!!! Anyone who grew up in the 70's or 80's would remember these cookies and there is NO cookie out there that is even close to that taste. Anyone who is around that age don't care about the calories so bring them back!!!! I say they should bring them back as a trial run once a year come out with a special cookie remembering those years, like cereal companies do. Then if it is a big seller than keep making them. What do you think????
claire - July 11, 2011 - Report this comment
These were the best!! My teenage daughter asked me to buy maple cookies at Trader Joes; she said they're "really good." I bit into the first one, and it immediately brought back memories of the vanilla cup custard, and that prompted me to check online to see if they still exist!
Angela - August 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I love the cup custard cookies that sunshine produce. I have written to Sunshine when they were still in business, now I am writing to Keebler bring them back
Suzie - September 05, 2011 - Report this comment
These were my favorite cookies. Despite what Keebler says they were made by Sunshine not Nabisco. Nabisco had Meltaway Shortbread cookies that were to die for but they discontinued them.
chris - September 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Correct, they were made by Sunshine. I used to call the cup custards "Sunshine cookies" when I was a kid and my grandma always had them at her house. I also loved them and I still dream about these cookies! I'd absolutely buy them by the case if they were available again. Nothing else compares.
Debbie - October 20, 2011 - Report this comment
They were my absolute favorite cookie as a child. I recently tried the Golden Oreo cookie and it is a very close attempt! I was pleasantly surprised, but miss the chubby Sunshine baker logo.
Don - December 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Last time I bought some Sunshine Cup Custard cookies was 1978 in Orange County CA. I grew up with them in OK, and happened to be out there, and bought a bag. That was the last time I saw any. One of my favorite cookies. SUNSHINE BRING THEM BACK!
Lori - January 30, 2012 - Report this comment
I love when I find these threads about my beloved Cup Custard Cookies. I search for them all the time. PLease bring them back.
Tami - February 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved those cookies. I think I gained 20 lbs eating those wonderful things. Please bring them back.......
monte - February 28, 2012 - Report this comment
wow cant believe all thses people know what iv been saying their the best bring em back
Steve - March 10, 2012 - Report this comment
In the 1960's I use to stay overnight with my grand parents every weekend and they always had Cup Custard Cookies. Such great memories and those cookies were awesome. I can't believe they stopped making them considering some of the junk you find in the stores today.
Sheryl - May 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I was at the store today and bought some generic cookies that looked like Cup Custard cookies. They were ok, but not the delicious taste of Cup Custard. My sisters and I always talk about those cookies, they were so good. Sunshine biscuts had a factory right in Oakland that closed several years ago (1995), so we never saw them again. I also miss the Lemon Coolers! Bring them back Keebler.
Chris - May 26, 2012 - Report this comment
found the next best thing for those of you who want cup custard cookies,,,,,,Crawfords custard cookies, can be found at Amazon.com,,,
Laurie - June 05, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG, I noticed when these fabulous offerings were removed from store shelves, and I have longed for their return ever since! Does Sunshine Baking Company still exist? PLEASE BRING BACK Cup Custards! Will sure try Crawfords if I can find 'em on Amazon!
SZA - June 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I don't remember ever having Cup Custard cookies as a kid, but I just tried the Golden Oreo for the first time and OMG. Best. Cookie. EVER!!! I was wondering if it might compare to the Cup Custards because it has a very, well, custardy finish to it. Like a sweet, egg-rich taste. Delicious!! I don't know if it would appease the high standards of the Cup Custard lovers frequenting this page, but give them a try and see what you think!
Mickey Allen - July 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Cup Custards were my favorite too. I can still remember the taste--- SO much better thsn any of today's cookies, including vanilla Oreos, which ARE pretty good, but not even close to the magnificence of Cup Custards. Does anyone remember Hydrox?? They were Sunshine's version of Oreos. They came out first and were better than Oreos, but I've read the name Hydrox killed them. I'm going to call Keebler and make a huge fuss to get Cup Custards back!
Debbie Jean - July 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I also miss cup custard cookies.I am from Oakland and my Auntie lived across the railroad tracks from sunshine and nabisco also granny goose potatoe chips and they use to keep samplesfor you.Boy gone are the days of my childhood goodies.
Michael Jackson from Ohio in 1985 - July 31, 2012 - Report this comment
"The Debbie Jean is not my girl." Get it ... The Michael Jackson song. We got to jam, yo
Danita Jones - August 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I have searched forever for these cookies! They were my absolute favorite!! Sunshine was bought out by Keebler and Keebler is owned by Kellog! I think we should write those companies and ask if they could bring them back!! Just love them!!
Debbie Jean - August 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I went to trader joes today snd bought the maple leaf cookies that were in A early comment and I must say they are very close to the cup custard cookies.So if your looking for something that will give a taste of our memories try them.
Casey Lee - February 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Loved, loved, loved them. But I thought they were called Custard Cup Cookies not Cup o' Custard. Anybody know for sure?
Steve - March 08, 2013 - Report this comment
They were called "Cup Custard". They were my cookie of choice for a good portion of my life. There are good cookies out there now, but nothing, NOTHING that compares to Cup Custards. When they disappeared from the cookie aisles, I died a little bit.
April - March 22, 2013 - Report this comment
My sister and I just had a discussion yesterday about the Sunshine Cup Custard cookies. At the end of it's career, we used to buy the entire shelf of the cookie packages where ever we could find them! To this day we find ourselves searching the grocery shelves. Oh, the memories.
V. Humphrey Kent, Wa. - June 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Wow ... You would think the execs from Kellog (owner of Keebler)would have seen this outcry by now. There are other sites with people asking the same question about these cookies. I would pay $5.00 for just one of these cookies right now as I was practically raised on them. I know the ingredients used would probably be scoffed at today, but the crumble of the cookie crust combined with the soft lasting texture of the custard crème filling blended perfectly with milk to produce an oral sensation like no other. This generation should at least be allowed to taste and compare for themselves. Maybe it can do for Kellog against the new vanilla Oreo, what the regular Oreo did against the Hydrox. It takes huge sales on a national level for the execs to approve something like this but if they could just sell the recipe, maybe a smaller outfit could product. Man I miss that cookie taste.
Jay Mack - June 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Ah,the nostalgia, those were the cookies that grandma ALWAYS had in the cookie jar. Childhood favorite definitely. I too have looked for these cookies for many years. Would be so great to put some in my cookie jar for the grandkids. I remember the Hydrox cookies too. Yep, they were good.
Julie - July 10, 2013 - Report this comment
Oh, it is at least comforting to see all these comments about custard cup cookies. I have longed for their return, but thought I must be the only one who cared. Wow, look at all these lovers of this cookie. How can we get someone to put them back on the market?
Art - September 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Loved them! The absolute best cookies ever!!
Shannon - October 17, 2013 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh!!! Someone up above said these were sold up until 1997? Last I remember having one was Oregon around 1980 and then we moved to the east coast & have remembered them ever since. I was 12 then and now 45. I tell my kids and husband all the time about these cookies & how I loved them. I thought they were cup o' custard but remember the sunshine name. I want some now!!! Yum!!! I just really want to see if its been worth dreaming & thinking about them for over 30 years now!!!
Lo - February 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Yeah!!! people who understand how good those Cup Custard cookies were! OMG, please Sunshine...bring them back. They were my favorite!
Steve - June 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Great cookies, I must have eaten thousands of them while growing up in the 60's and 70's. It was kind of weird, one day the store shelves were fill with them and then they were gone. I really miss the taste, and the memories of my family with them.
Deidre - June 25, 2014 - Report this comment
No one could make anything close to these. They were perfection. Jay Mack, excellent memory of these amazing delicacies.Today I imagine most of the Sunshine brand would have to sell at the gourmet shops because of their high quality. It's too bad they had to sell the company and have their excellent recipes destroyed and replaced with substandard non edible bags of I don't know what these days. Good job on the buying up of the whole shelf Ms. Kent, wish I had thought of that....
Judy - June 25, 2014 - Report this comment
At long last I have finally found reference to the wonderful, memorable taste worthy Sunshine Cup Custard Cookie. Oh, how I have missed this cookie! Keebler, why don't you get a clue from this page and starting making it available once more to so many adoring wanna be customers!
Mike - July 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Its just like a company to do this, have an incredible product that is selling no problem and then out of the blue discontinue it - these cookies were the greatest things about being a kid Someone needs to figure out the receipe
Alice - July 26, 2014 - Report this comment
OMG. If I was facing a firing squad and had one last request, it would be for a Cup O'Custard cookie. These were wonderful and eating them are among my favorite childhood memories. BRING 'EM BACK!!! I will bake them if someone gives me the recipe and share them with my fellow Cup O'Custard diehards!!!

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