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

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 50.3g; fat 16g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 101.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2003
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2003
These cookies were OK but they were missing something. I might add lemon extract if I make them again Read More
(7)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2003
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. Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2003
These cookies were OK but they were missing something. I might add lemon extract if I make them again Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2003
We are not in Minnesota but these are great. Have made than several times. Has become oone of our favorites. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2009
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. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2012
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. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
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! Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2020
I didn't make any changes. They came out too soft and not enough flavor. Maybe some vanilla would have helped with the flavor, and half granulated sugar to help them crisp up. Read More
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