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Minnesota Mail Carrier Cookies

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

servings 354 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)

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Directions

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 354 calories; 16 g fat; 50.3 g carbohydrates; 4.3 g protein; 31 mg cholesterol; 101 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 do...

Most helpful critical review

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

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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 do...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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 o...