Food of the Eighties, Rock'N'Roll Cookies
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Flat 5" long ginger bread cookie with pink icing on top.Came two in a pack. The wrapper was blue&white with music notes on it.
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pito cruz - December 06, 2008 - Report this comment
do they still make these cookies
tammy - January 12, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister and I was just sitting here thinking about these cookies. These cookies where one of our favorites, and she ask me do I think I can bake them. I told her maybe if I had the recipe, I am trying to start a catering business and that who be a very good oldie but goodie item on my menu.
J - March 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Don't know if it is the same thing but, I went to the hostess/meritta bread outlet in Fl and they had long gingerbread cookies with pink icing/glaze. Sorry don't know the name of the cookies. I only remember this because I told my mom they looked weird. I never saw them before
Cynthia - April 20, 2009 - Report this comment
The cookies are no longer called RockNRoll, they are called Stage Planks and you can find them at the Uncle Al's website. I loved these cookies when I was younger and was also looking for them.
Rhonda Jones - April 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these cookies and first found them when I was a 1st grader in 1959. They were 2 wrapped in wax paper and were only a nickel. WOW! How times have changed. They were wonderful.
Petajoe - April 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Well I just finished my last pack of Stage Planks. I purchased them at a convenience store in South Carolina off of Interstate 95. They were good, but not as good as they were back in the old days. Not much icing and not quite as gingerly tasting. They were $.69.
Deborah - July 24'2009 - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I(truly) enjoyed all comments. I too grew up eating ROCKNROLL cookies. I'm in search of them now for my sister. Davis Candy Store (in Chesapeake, Virginia) no longer carry them. Thank You, Rhonda for the link to Uncle Al,s website.
Marie - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I found the Stage Planks in a fish market in Los Angeles! Along with hot & medium chow-chow. I buy their stock everytime I go in there. They are 2/$1.00.
Shelbra - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Jack's Rock and Roll cookies can be found at most convenient stores in Manning, SC. I-95 exit 122 and yes they are really good cookies.Some of the stores there still sell BB bats (candy).
Ginate - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these cookies when I was younger. I use to lick off all the icing first and then eat 'em. They were 25 cents then. My friend's daughter is sending him a case from South Carolina. I can't wait until we get them.
Walter McDougald - October 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I was just talking to my wife about these cookies I'm from N.Carolina now living in southern Cali sometime i need taste of home good old rock n roll cookie
YOLANDA - December 03, 2009 - Report this comment
YES! OMG! I cannot believe this site exists. NOBODY I ask other than my grandma remembers these things! They were the bomb! I live in Charlotte, NC but grew up in a small town called Columbia grandma bought these things by the case. I never saw a commercial or saw them in anything other than a two pack, always in small convenience stores. I have to find some!
Karen S - December 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Glad I found you guys! I grew up in the Washington, DC area in the early 1960's. I grew up eating these cookies also. Now, from time to time you can find them at the hot dog stands in DC. As I trsvel South, I check out small convience stores. Stores that sell Cheerwine, usually have the cookies. I will check out Uncle Al's site. thanks.
Monica - January 04, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG, I just put in this question and you guys came up on Google. A friend called them planks but I said they were another name! rock and rolls!!! omg, yes! yes! yes! They changed the taste in the 80's when the sugar crisis was going on (ironically when the country started producing more items with high fructose corn syrup and stopped using molasses) I ate these in the 70's but by the 80's the taste changed! I'm going to go to website right now! Thanks!
SDB - January 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up on these cookies. They were my bedtime snak each nite. Anyone know where to find Rock n Rolls, now called Planks in Connecticut
Cherry - May 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Rock N Rolls were the best, they came two in a pack and the package was almost like a wax paper. I would sure love to have the receipe. I miss them!
Brenda - May 05, 2010 - Report this comment
A coworker was eating the Stage Plank cookies today at work. She loved Rock N Roll cookies growing up in the north and these are the next best thing to them, she said. (Athens, Ga)
CAJUN GIRL - May 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Try LeJeunes Bakery - or Acadian Bakery -
Jersey Girl - August 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I can't believe you all are out there I was just trying to describe the cookie to my 2 seven yr olds. I loved those cookies and it was the first store my mom would let me walk to and buy those cookies. I'm so glad others remember them too.
tinyandreba - September 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I love those cookies. It's the ginger cookie with the pink frost right?
htowngirl - September 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I was excited when I found stage plank cookies in a local meat market in Houston. Everytime I go there, I buy at least 10. Brings back old memories
T - September 16, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG!! My daughter and I were just talking about these last night and trying to find them in NC. She is about to be 23 yrs old and I introduced her to them when she was little, there used to a store down the street from my mom's and we would stop and buy Rock & Roll cookies almost every day. Now we can't find them anywhere and when you inquire about them people do not know what you are talking about. Looks like I will be ordering some on line. I am sure they will not be the same but will be close. I cannot believe how many of us still remember those cookies.
Tuskiso - October 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up on the Rock-N-Roll cookies (early 60's, I was really young). My parents owned a community convenience store that sold them. They were great (had a dark red frosting, were softer than stage planks and pkged 2 per pk with a wax paper package) the Rock-N-Rolls went away and the stage plank (had a pink frosting and not as good as the Rock-N-Roll) took their place. I think a later product came along called Ike & Mike (not good at all). I'm glad I found this site, It's good to know that there are other Rock-N-Rollers out there.
Tuskiso - October 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh yeah, for those of you who frequent stores that sell the Rock-N-Rolls, you should let them know that they might be setting on an Internet goldmind. If they can make the products available over the net, it appears that there might be a market. I would love to order a box of the original Rock-N-Rolls. By the way, does anyone remember "Fizzies" (effervesent drink tabs from the 60's- rootbeer, orange and others) They are available on the net. Just google "Fizzies"
Vicki - November 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Never heard of the name Rock-n-Rolls..always knew these as Stage-Planks but they were utterly delicious and I was a child of the 50s.
Sheryl Jones - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up in Northwest,La. I remember going to my local store and getting some of these wonderful cookies,there now called Stage Planks and are still as good as always.
Eve - December 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to love those cookies! I was raised in South Carolina.. and they were one of my favorite snacks in the 60's... they were sooo good.. wish I could find them in Virginia
rancy copning - December 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Thank GOD,i was trying to remember the name stage planks for wife brought home some small ginger cookies and i tried to tell her about my favorite childhood cookies but i couldn't remember the name and it just hit me,stage planks im on the hunt for you now,gotta get me some.
SEXYGIRL - March 24, 2011 - Report this comment
henry palmer - May 14, 2011 - Report this comment
anybody lives near or has family in a little town called roxboro nc can get the original rock and roll cookies just like they use to be , my friend is a cop there and she brought me some, and asked me did i remember these , i said yes but i never thought i would ever enjoy another one , its next to virginia so they like to keep the original history as close as they can, mary jane-squirrel nut zipper -now and laters they got it all even sour pops,maybe you can let your kids or grands get a taste of what we grew up with
harping george - May 31, 2011 - Report this comment
I am 79 years old , and these cookies have been around as long as I am old, and longer.. Their original name was Stage Planks, they were named after the landing plank on old steam boats, which were called "STAGE PLANKS" in fact the early ones had a picture of a steamboat with a landing plank being lowered on the boat on the wax paper sack they came in at that time. , The early ones had pieces of stalks of Ginger in them. now they use powdered ginger. These have aways been a tasty treat.. They have been around forever
Precious - July 03, 2011 - Report this comment
In the 60-early 70's, every three years my family and I would visit my grandparents who lived in Alabama where and the cookies that most call by another name were called Ike And Mike's Gingerbread Cookie! I remember one time, in the 80's, I went to visit and to my dismay, they were as hard to find as hen's teeth! No one to remember them but me and it was like being in a episode of the Twilight Zone! Well, I finally found a store that sold them and they had less icing and ginger! It was like learning that Jello-1,2,3 was no longer available! (seriously consider killing for the Peanutbutter jello 1,2,3.) Another lost item was Swanson's Polynesian T.V. Dinners...I loved them and even today, after nearly 45 years, I still remember the taste of the tea cake...
JPres - September 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I found a store that sells these about a month ago at a Pepperidge Farm Outlet in Frazier, PA. I couldn't believe it. Each package is fifty cents each. They have the pink and lemon kinds. The last time I had them was about 35 years ago when I went to jr high.
shaay - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
i have been looking for them in mobile al and havent seen them in at least 3 years where can i buy them or order them online
Sandy - November 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I am from Plymouth, NC (Washington County) and most of the neighborhood stores carried these. Just thinking about the good ole days. I graduated 1980 and definitely remember these!
COOKIE WASHINGTON JONES - December 29, 2011 - Report this comment
kATE - February 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Shaun - August 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I buy 5 packs everyday. I live in Miami, FL. I'm sure I will be gaining weight from eating this cookies daily. Yes, I eat each pack. I'm addicted.
KELLY - August 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I have been telling my friends about the Ike snd amike Gingerbread Cookie with the pink icing. They all say Mike and Ike is a candy and never heard of a cookie. I grew up in So. AL in ther 60's and loved these cookies. Do they stull make them? Never heard of them being called Stage Planks.
Charles Smith - September 02, 2012 - Report this comment
In the 40s, we sold Stage Planks in our store. There were two to a package, which was not sealed. If you picked up the package by the wrong end, they would fall out. People have mentioned the pink icing, but these old ones had one pink and one white in the same package. The brown waxy paper package had a picture of a steamboat, with its landing gangplank down to the shore. The sugary coating was very thick.
DIANA - September 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I was just talking to my husband about these cookies and how good they were. My birthday is coming up and hinting that i would love to have some, so I found a place that carries them and sent him the address Hopefully i will get the surprise ..Enjoy ur day!!!
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Tess - July 08, 2013 - Report this comment
I am so glad I'm not the only person that remembers Ike & Mike Gingerbread Cookies. The were flat with pink icing. We use to by them from the local convenience store in Tuskegee, AL and Shorter, AL when I was a little girl in the 70's.... Glad there are more of you that remember. I really hate the candy Mike & Ike.
Doug - September 08, 2013 - Report this comment
I found this because I was looking for info on the Ike and Mike cookies! I seem to recall similar 2-packs also being called BIKE cookies with an image of an old-timey big wheeled bicycle. I live in Texas. The Ike and Mike cookies were an inexpensive treat...two big cookie planks. Didn't it say "Eat one now, save one for later"?
Doug - September 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Here's a link about the trademark and name: The description provided to the USPTO for IKE & MIKE is GINGER CAKES, COMMONLY CALLED STAGE PLANKS IN THE SOUTH.
RT - January 31, 2014 - Report this comment
I can see I am not alone with my find memories of these cookies. My neighbor and I would walk to a little convenience store(W&W) in our neighborhood and purchase these cookies. I was just telling my own kids how delicious they were, and decided to do an on-line search. Oh-- the little things that make us smile!
Tosha - February 11, 2014 - Report this comment
My mom got me hooked on these when I was a kid! Wish I could get some somewhere
carrie - March 04, 2014 - Report this comment
These were really good. but what about the "Bear Track or old fashioned Gingerbread" sold single but all so good!!!
lashawn Matthews - May 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I there is a few stores that sell them I'm going to get some and my second favorite were the wind mill cookies
walter smith - May 22, 2014 - Report this comment
how can order some old school rock n roll cookies
Tara Harrell - October 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Where can I find the rock n roll cookies?
Dawn - October 11, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember these planks.They were a favorite. I would buy them from a little store in the neighborhood (Houston,Tx.) when I was in first grade (1960-1961). They came two in a pkg. The pkg I believe was like a wax paper sleeve type. Where can I order these cookies?
Lonnie - October 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember back in the 50's and 60's in texas they were called bear tracks. Made by Malrays in Monroe La. Later came stage planks. A very sad replacement, Malrays went out of business. Sure wish for the original.
Mark - November 10, 2014 - Report this comment
We grew up on these while living in Lake Charles LA. in the 70s. Every time we got our allowance, RockNRolls and Now Laters were the standard fare. I recently found them near Auburn AL, but they are not the same as they were growing up. I bought some to send to my brothers and sisters for nostalgia. I wish they were as big and had that ginger taste as they did before. Oh well!
Latonya - January 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember my grandma getting me these cookies back in the 80's but I remember them being called Hi5's!!
Stephanie - March 08, 2015 - Report this comment
I also remember them being called Hi5s. They were 10c back in the 70s. I would get a $1 worth every week on the way to school. I also fount them just before the Wonder bread outlets closed down and I would buy them by the case. Haven't seen them since. Going to check out the web site.
Carrie - March 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Does anyone have a recipe for Bear Track? not the stage plank
Allison - April 27, 2015 - Report this comment
They sale strawberry, lemon, and gingerbread in Memphis,TN. Stage planks all day
sadie deas - July 29, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm 62 andi grew up in Miami and use to walk two blocks every other day for 3sometimes 5 packs they were great someone if you know were i can find them please let us all know my grandchildren would love them
Ericka - September 14, 2015 - Report this comment
I recently visited my MOM and bought 7 packets of Stage Planks from a store called Greers (Food Tiger) in State Line, MS (off of HWY 45 South). Each Stage Plank cost .39 a piece. I bought them for a friend who wondered if the cookies were still made. My Mom said she could remember buying a Stage Plank cookie that was quite larger, a pickle, a slice of cheese and a drink for a nickle (she's 77).
Jules - November 22, 2015 - Report this comment
Just saw these for sale in a bodega in New York City. I'd never heard of them or seen them before. Sounds like they're mainly a southern thing!
Fay - January 25, 2016 - Report this comment
I'd never heard of these before and recently bought some on a whim from my local Walgreens (Iowa). They are so retro looking and oddly named that I had to find out the story behind them.
Avis S. - February 03, 2016 - Report this comment
I can find planks and gingerbread cakes in Opelousas, Louisiana. Usually bring the gingerbread cakes back to Texas for coworkers.
Jim Petrey - May 13, 2016 - Report this comment
I live on Lake Jordan in Alabama. I can get all of them you want...have been loving them since the '70s
Walter McDougald - October 29, 2016 - Report this comment
Searching for those rock n roll That's what c as Lord back in North Carolina I want too fine some for my grandbabies!!!!!
Emerson - March 05, 2017 - Report this comment
You can buy the Stage Planks by the box on Amazon
M.F.Starr - August 29, 2017 - Report this comment
I loved them them all from Rock N Roll to 2 For the Money and now called Stage Planks. There's a little less ginger in them now but still good enough to bring back old school memories. I buy a few at a time when I come across them. They're still a good buy for the money!
Rob - January 22, 2018 - Report this comment
the girl in la could have said the name of the fish market.
N. Marsh - April 24, 2018 - Report this comment
My mother, born 1917, ate Stage Planks as a 10 year old kid, so I know they’ve been around since the 20’s. I love them too.
ASha - May 23, 2018 - Report this comment
I grew up in Thibodaux, LA. In the early 70s, I would ride my bike to a local convenient store on Hwy 1 called C&N to purchase Rock-N-Rolls for 10 cents. They were so gingery. I wish they came back. I will have to order some off of

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