Thank You Cookies (For Mr. Postman)

filed under: Sugar Cookies on February 15, 2011

I dont know about where you live, but here in Minnesota it has been cold. Not just any old cold (we are very used to that!) but bone chilling, frigid, you-are-not-advised-to-leave-your-house cold.

We have gotten snow storm after snow storm piling up snow everywhere around us.

Its been a tough last few months, even as a native mid-westerner, because of the unusally low temps and high amount of snow fall.

And from what I gather, the whole US has had a colder than normal winter… more snow, more rain, more ice.

But you know what has remained consistent through it all?

Know what was there for me each and every day even if I was too cold to go and get it?

My mail.

I dont know about you, but any job that requires you to be outside, in the elements, especially when the elements are a trecherous as they have been, gets my full on respect and admiration.


I wanted to do something nice for my mailman, just to let him know how appreciated he is!

So I made cookies. I know, I know. Not exactly something to write home about.

Heh. Heh. Get it. Write home??? Sorry. Couldnt resist.


On a whim I decided to jazz up this cookie with a mini postman in the corner. Then I screwed up his eyes and had to add sunglasses. Then realized he’s missing a nose.

I need to learn to control my whims better.


These are based on the UN-official motto of the United States Post Office.

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

But I got to thinking… you dont have to to make cookies for your mail person… why not just say “Thanks!” next time you see them? Or wave and smile?

Or better yet, stock up on 75% off Valentines Day candy and drop some off on your way home.

Its just a good idea in general to stock up on massive amounts of cheap candy right?

Anyway, it just seemed like a good idea to give those hard working mail carriers a thumbs up from the crazy lady on the block. (me)

And that concludes my public service announcement.

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  • Susan says:

    You are as sweet as a peach my dear. How wonderful that must have made your mailman feel. Way to give love 🙂

  • Barbara says:

    I’m gonna mug your mailman, just to get him to share! You are a sweet girl to do that for him.

  • susan says:

    I’d deliver your mail for a batch of the amazingly creative cookies! How do you do it, my dear? Can you please write about your secrets to doing it all? I think you would win some kind of blog award for that kind of post!!! x

  • Robyn | Add a Pinch says:

    You are absolutely precious!

  • Jessiker @ Jessiker Bakes says:

    Amandaaaaaaaa these are sooooo nice!!! I “awwwww”‘d so much a while ago! You are just so sweet and wow! I hope he loved them!

  • Kelly @ Love Well says:

    This is seriously one of the sweetest things I’ve seen. Great idea, Amanda. Goodness knows, our Minnesota mail carriers deserve a big thank you.

  • Darla @ Bakingdom says:

    Oh, lucky postman!! These are really fun! They would be great as an “over the miles” treat too! Always the cutest ideas here!

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says:

    Such a sweet idea! And, very cute cookies! 🙂

  • grace says:

    that’s so awesome of you, amanda! i’m sure it was most appreciated. after all, neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night… 🙂

  • kimberly says:

    aaand… now I know you are in MN – that is where I grew up! I am on the west coast now but will have to go back and search for where you may be…

  • jules p says:

    I love your blog. But this was super sweet of you to do. My hubby is a postman…and they appreciate things like this.

  • Erin says:

    Just had to tweet this from the Postal Museum!

  • Pinwheels & Paper Curls says:

    Such a lovely idea! I really don’t know how these guys manage to keep things going in the middle of winter, they really do an amazing job. You have inspired me to put together a little package for our mailman this week 🙂