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Minnesota Mail Carrier Cookies Recipe

Minnesota Mail Carrier Cookies

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

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 15, 2003

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 17, 2003

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


9 Ratings

Sep 03, 2003

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

Feb 04, 2012

This is not just another oatmeal cookie! I did not have raisins, so I used dried cherries. This is a keeper. Will definately make again.

Jun 20, 2011

Coconut, dates, nuts and oatmeal ~ great ingredients for a cookie. These cookies start off a little crunchie on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. After I put them in a container with a lid they lost a little of the crunchiness. Still a very good cookie and I would make again. Thanks Valarie for sharing your recipe.

Oct 30, 2009

These cookies were great. I love to bake and I'm always looking for a new cookie recipe. I make dozens and dozens of cookies at christmas to pass out to friends and family. I try to switch up the recipes each year so they get something different. They might just get these this year quite good. All of my co-workers loved them when I took them in to work. I did make some with the dates and some with raisins instead. Very Good Thanks.

Mar 16, 2011

These cookies are REALLY good! Super easy and fun to make. I was about 1/3 C short on brown sugar and used white sugar to make up the difference and they turned out good. Used pecans instead of walnuts and they worked great! It's a keeper!


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  • Calories
  • 354 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.3 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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