Minnesota Mail Carrier Cookies

Minnesota Mail Carrier Cookies

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Recipe by  Valerie

“These cookies have a funny name but they sure taste good. Make a plate up for your mail carrier.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 3 dozen



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  2. Dissolve the baking soda in the warm water. Cream the shortening with the brown sugar until light. Stir in the eggs, baking soda mixture, coconut, oatmeal, dates or raisins, nuts and flour. Mix until combined. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes.

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I'm doing my holiday baking and my mom just reminded me on the phone, "Don't forget that mailman cookie!" This recipe is really easy to make and very tasty. It's a great cookie for people who don't like chocolate or are just plain tired of it. A nice flavorful change from the standard holiday cookies.



These cookies were OK but they were missing something. I might add lemon extract if I make them again



We are not in Minnesota but these are great. Have made than several times. Has become oone of our favorites.

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Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 354 cal
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 50.3 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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