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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

how can something so famous be so hard to find?

you see this package of cookies that they call famous chocolate wafers? well, they must not be that famous because no body knows about them or where i can find them. you see, we have a little tradition in our home when it comes to birthdays around here.  i usually let each person pick out what kind of cake or dessert that they would like to have for their birthday and almost always cookie cake is chosen. now that is wonderful and all because we all love it so much! it is such a simple recipe. all you do is whip up a quart of whipping cream with a half a cup of sugar until it is the consistency of whipped topping. then, you layer these delicious wafers in the bottom of a 9x13 cake pan with the whipped cream, rotating back and forth with each thing until you have finally reached the top of the pan. then you refrigerate it for at least 8 hours.  it is simple and easy and it tastes out of this world. of course it would, it has about 1000 calories per slice in it. but, i can not seem to find anyone who consistently carries these cookies around here and i am down to my last package. last year, i found some at big lots. so, i bought every package that they had and put them in the freezer. but today is my baby girl, amanda's, birthday and i only have one package of cookies to make her cake today. so, her cake is a little smaller than usual. but she will get as much as she wants first before anyone else gets to dive into it. so if any of you have ever heard of these little famous chocolate wafers and may know where they are hiding out. i would love to stock up on them for the next five years. 
happy birthday to my baby girl!!!
i can't believe that you are eleven today! but, i love you and i promise that i will find more famous chocolate wafers before your next birthday! how can something so famous be so hard to find?


34 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

Aww, I love that picture of Amanda. Happy 11th birthday! She is so pretty. I will keep my eyes open.

Jackie said...

Haven't seen this Famous wafers in AZ but will keep an eye out!

Amanda is precious....Happy 11th birthday!

Oh, and I loved your precious post.....many faces of Amanda....just beautiful!!

Hugs and Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

Julie said...

They have them at my grocery store in town, but they are expensive!!! They are hard to find in the store and I have to look for them as I can't remember where they are!

My mom used to make a desert with these cookies and whipped cream years ago.. It was a yule log type desert.

I found them on Amazon for you:
http://www.amazon.com/Famous-Chocolate-Wafers-9-Ounce-Boxes/dp/B000FA38ZE

Mary said...

Happy Birthday to Amanda!!

Christy, hold onto this website. You may need it next year. It's a great place to find hard to find products. Unfortunately companies either discontinue or put limited production on products that are not popular or that no longer selling well, to make room for "new and improved" products. Fortunately this company warehouses those items that have not been discontinued, but have gotten hard to find. http://www.hometownfavorites.com/Nabisco-Famous-Chocolate-Wafers-9-oz/productinfo/HFDE342/

Tara said...

Happy Birthday, Amanda!!

They must not be too famous like you said. I have never seen nor heard of them but after hearing the recipe, maybe I'd better start looking for them too.

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Happy Birthday to your little sweetie.

So sorry I haven't been over in a while. I haven't been very good about getting around "the neighborhood" these days. I just wanted to pop over and say hello.

Mich said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful girl!

You might have to look for a substitute cookie.

septembermom said...

Happy Birthday to that gorgeous girl!! I used to love those wafers. I haven't seen them in a long time.

Susan said...

I have never heard of these cookies. I'm sure if I have, I would eat the whole box in one sitting and not stop there. I love cookies. {:o()
Happy Birthday to your daughter.
Enjoy your day,
Susan

Mighty M said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! I do think I have had trouble finding those cookies too!

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday Amanda!! I have never seen those wafers, but if I do, I'll stock up on them for you and send them your way. I guess I've never looked for them, so they very well may exist here and I just don't know it. That cake sounds yummy!

Grace said...

Happy 11th Birthday Amanda!My son just turned 11 on the 24th :0)

Heart2Heart said...

Christy,

Just getting ready to google that request and see that someone has already located them for you. Isn't that why the blogging world is so great?

Please pass along 11th birthday blessings to Ms. Amanda and here is hoping her dessert is simply out of this world.

In case you get the chance, stop by my blog today for a great opportunity to enter another giveaway I'm doing.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Darcie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to your sweet pretty Amanda.

About those cookies I asked my husband if his store carried them and he said yes. I am going to email you and see if perchance you are near one of the store chains. Just don't want to give out to much info about where he works in the comment section.

Just Me said...

mmm I am craving chocolate that sounds great! I hope you guys had a great party!! Looks like you got some good websites so you can find your cookies!

Joyeful said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Amanda!! I love the post below of all her many faces! What a beautiful girl!

Nel said...

Happy Birthday Amanda! I have not seen those cookies. But what a neat recipe. I may have to try that! Thanks for sharing.

until next time... nel

Five Moms & A Blog said...

It does sound yummy! My mom used to allow us to select our own birthday dessert too. I always chose banana cream pie.

~ Nan

Just Breathe said...

Here in Southern California our Von's seems to carry them. I have a recipe from Pampered Chef that uses those. The cake sounds awesome. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter.

amanda said...

i'm not sure i've ever seen those 'famous' cookies!!

happy birthday to amanda!! 11. wow. time truly is a vapor isn't it! i'm not believing amelya can be five on friday!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes good that you found her cookies and Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!
kim

Hattie said...

I'm gonna have to find those and try that recipe! Sound yummy!

Happy Birthday Miss Amanda!!!

Deborah Ann said...

Happy Birthday Amanda!

I never heard of these cookies before, but the recipe sounds delish!

myletterstoemily said...

what a wonderful tradition!

it is very strange that at my grocers,
too, they only carry those cookies at
certain times.

such a mystery.

thanks for stopping by my blog.

blessings,
lea

Hope said...

Hello Christy Rose,

Our Birthday person always chooses their birthday cake, too, and then the next morning they get to eat their birthday cake for breakfast, and what ever is left after they have their piece is divided amongst all who want some cake for breakfast.

Thanks for stopping by to say "Hello!"
♥Hope

Anonymous said...

our publix always carries them! let me know your address and I will pick some up for you! have you ever done with with 12 oz of cool whip, 8 oz of cream cheese and then layer ginger snaps??
good stuff...

seriously, let me know your address and I will see if I can't get some to you!

Tammy

Life Laugh Latte said...

I have a 12 year old daughter. Don't you just love this age? They are changing so quickly, and yet there is so much they can understand, that it makes conversations so much more fulfilling. She is lovely...and please wish her a happy birthday for us in blog land. Holly

Mc Allen said...

huh, Ive never even heard of these.. Now Im so curious, lol,!! They never have things I like for very long! And, how sweet!! happy bday Amanda!!! xoxo LA

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. I've seen those before but I can't remember where.

SusanD said...

Happy Birthday to the girl. I'll have to look for those cookies. They new to me. Blessings, SusanD

Loren said...

Happy Birthday Amanda! So glad you were told where to find these...when I can't find something I always Goodle or Amazon it....typically I find what I am looking for in one of those 2 places!

bless you my sweet friend

Brandi said...

Huh,I've never heard of them, but that cookie-cake sounds delish!

Happy Birthday to Amanda! :)

CRAZYMOM said...

I forgot about that recipe! I used to find those cookies at Jewel in the 'burbs.

RaD said...

Have you tried googling them. I did that with some candy I couldn't find anymore and found out about a store in my area that sells them. It's the only one. You might also be able to order them online, sometimes those rare gems can only be found online.