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|A place in|
|Theme||Grassland and forests|
|Common enemies||Big Waddle Dee, Blade Knight, Bouncy, Bouncy Sis, Bowby, Bronto Burt, Broom Hatter, Cappy, Como, Hot Head, Key Dee, Leafan, Needlous, Puppet Waddle Dee, Shotzo, Sir Kibble, Sparky, Super Blade Knight, Super Hot Head, Waddle Dee, Waddle Doo|
|Mid-bosses||Sphere Doomer, Gigant Edge|
|“||Filled with green trees and delicious chocolate chip flavored hills, the first destination for Kirby and the gang is a bit of a walk in the park.”|
|— Official Kirby's Return to Dream Land website|
Cookie Country is the first world of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. This world takes place in grasslands and forests, with lush vegetation and flowers galore. Kirby can use Super Abilities to clear the way in some stages, revealing dimensional rifts. The mid-boss of Stages 1 and 4 is Sphere Doomer; the mid-boss of Stage 2 is Gigant Edge. Cookie Country contains four stages.
Cookie Country contains the game's first HAL Room, located in Stage 4. In the first area with falling rocks, Kirby must touch the right edge of the screen (without entering the nearby door) and then go left. A huge chunk of land will be depleted and replaced with a secret door.
|“||A lush, green stage. Be sure to use Super Inhale to swallow the larger enemies.”|
|— Official European Kirby's Return to Dream Land website|
- Cookie Country's main theme, titled "The Adventure Begins," contains part of the theme heard in the Kirby GCN trailer. This theme was directly used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and subtly remixed in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
- The main music track in Stage 2, titled "Through the Forest," is also used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.