McDonaldland Cookies

McDonaldland Cookies

There once was a faraway place called McDonaldland, inhabited by a clown named Ronald and all of his pals. And one of their collective talents just happened to be making some darned tasty cookies, McDonaldland Cookies. Sure, they may have tasted much like an ordinary animal cracker, but the residents of McDonaldland provided their likenesses. And for a kid making a coveted trip to McDonalds in the 70s and 80s, these were a must have finale to every meal.

McDonaldland Cookies were originally sold in white boxes, featuring a handle on top in the shape of the iconic golden arches and pictures of Ronald, Mayor McCheese, the Hamburgler, Officer Big Mac and Captain Crook. These characters, along with the lovable Grimace and others, were portrayed on each treat.

Sadly, McDonaldland Cookies are getting harder and harder to find. They are still listed on the company website and still sold in select stores around the country, although the familiar box has been long-since replaced by a boring bag. In many locations, they have been replaced by a fancier line of Freshly Baked Cookies. But kids have never wanted fancy, they simply want fun. And for decades, fun was epitomized by those beloved and oft-reminisced-about McDonald Cookies – a treat that managed to make an impression on just about every youngster of the era.

And while we sadly couldn’t find a McDonaldland Cookie commercial to share, we can still let you see what the old neighborhood looked like:

If you have fond memories of McDonaldland Cookies, maybe even begged your parents for them on a regular basis, we welcome your memories in our comments section, as we pay tribute to these beloved baked goods from yesteryear.

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  1. jennifer harris says:

    I loved Mcdonaldland cookies

  2. Celeste says:

    I always found that McDonald Land cookies were always dry and inedible. 😛

  3. tcoria77 says:

    mcdonaldland cookies were so good, i got them every time my i got a happy meal.

  4. Dave says:

    My sons classmate had a birthday party at this North Hollywood McDonalds which had those cookies in bags…yum! This store also has a bunch of the old McDonaldland statues on display.

  5. Alison says:

    Here in Toronto they are very easy to find and are actually one of the healthier items on the Mcdonald’s menu

  6. Porsha says:

    I love love love Mcdonald Land cookies, they are still sold in my area and I always buy like 12 bags lol

  7. Ruthie says:

    Always delicious. They were not like ordinary animal crackers….they had lemon zest in them. Delicious goodness. Crisp and tasty. At some point in time they replaced the old hamburgler character with a more innocent looking one. Defeated the whole purpose of the character. He was supposed to be villian-like. Bad guy of the neighborhood. Oh well. If anyone has a recipe that comes close, I’d like it. At this point, sadly, it looks like McDonald’s will never make these ever again.

  8. Misty says:

    Does anyone know where I can find McDonald animal cookies? I am in Texas but would buy from the internet. I loved them so much and would love to have some again!

  9. Myumi says:

    Heads up!
    Anyone looking for this cookie can find it’s twin: the organic animal crackers at Costco, they have Winnie the Pooh on the front and I swear they taste EXACTLY the same, I’m eating them right now and its amazing.
    Just amazing.
    I’ve had multiple people try one and tell me it’s just like they remember the old McDonald cookies tasting like so its not just me!

    Your welcome, the internet! XD

  10. Janice Johnson says:

    I gave those yummy cookies to my kids when they were little. Today suddenly I had a craving for those delicious cookie bites. I was soooo disappointed to find out they no longer carry them

  11. Kellie says:

    Try Keebler Animal Crackers. They taste exactly the same! Check the Keebler website to see which stores near you carry them.

  12. irene says:

    Oh my! I LOVE these cookies. If you haven’t tried them then you must! Once you start eating them, you can’t stop! Best cookies ever. They take me back to my childhood.

  13. Jon says:

    If you are looking for an alternative, try the Pepperidge Farm Lemon cookies (it’s a lemon sugar cookie). I swear they taste nearly identical.

  14. Troy says:

    Those were the best animal crackers. That’s the way it goes. If something is actually good they quit selling the product.

  15. Sean says:

    I LOVED these cookies. As a high school student, I used to take girlfriends to McDonalds after our home football games, and I’d get a box of them and when I found a Ronald McDonald cookie, I would hand it to the girlfriend and say “That means we get a free box. GO up and ask for the manager and trade this in for a free box.” She would inevitably protest and I would complain that I hurt my knee or leg in the game and ask her to do it again….and she inevitably WOULD. :) And the manager would look at her like she had turtles climbing out of her ears! :) Those were great days! I miss the heck out of those cookies!!!

  16. Jeff says:

    I remember being a kid and always getting these tossed out at the local parades. Nowadays you can’t even toss the candy at the parades either. One might apparently run in front of a float or get hit in the eye. Healthy and safety for the kids…….

  17. Markus Kobi says:

    Shaws Supermarkets store brand animal crackers…the taste of yesterday…

  18. Mary says:

    My mom always loved the McDonaldland Cookies. She loved McDonald’s coffee & countless mornings after mass she would stop by McDonald’s, get a cup of piping hot coffee & box of McDonaldland cookies. She’d find a lovely, tranquil spot & enjoy them in peace. Thanks for the McMemories <3

  19. Johnny C. says:

    My parents would usually buy me a box of these to take home after our meal at McDonalds.

  20. Angela says:

    I loved McDonalds original cookies. I miss them. As much as I travel, I cannot find them in any McDonalds. I wish every store was required to sell them. I still remember the taste. Omg, so yummy! McDonalds, please bring them back! I will buy them all!

  21. Paige says:

    I loved these cookies. They were so simple and delicious! I hope that Mc Donalds will bring these back. The taste wasn’t that of a regular animal cracker…it kinda had a lemon-y vanilla taste. I miss them

  22. Sarah says:

    Just was out gardening and dug up a cool yellow and red wrapper for McDonaldland cookies.

  23. Harold says:

    how sad, I can’t share mcdonaland cookies with young sons.
    every Saturday we visit a near by play land.

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