DON'T BE A CRAPPY PACKAGER
December 8, 2012 7:06 PM Subscribe
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Chow.com tells you how to ship cookies and other treats for the holidays
: "You don't want to ship any cookie or baked good that won't hold up for three to five days sitting around your house in the container you plan to ship in. Not sure? Do a test batch and see what happens."
Butter company Land O'Lakes's How should I pack cookies for mailing?
-"Use a durable, rigid box or empty tin as a mailing container. Place bubble wrap in the bottom of the container, then line the container with aluminum foil or plastic food wrap that is large enough to wrap over the cookies when the container is full.
-Wrap four to six cookies of the same size together in aluminum foil, plastic wrap or plastic bags. Double-wrap cookies if shipping more than one kind or flavor, so flavors do not blend.
-Don’t pack crisp and soft cookies together."
Good Housekeeping's Packing guide for holiday cookies
"Plan ahead. Cookies shipped on a Thursday will sit in a warehouse all weekend, so mail early in the week."
Sample recipes: Figgy bars
and chocolate chip jumbos
Martha Stewart Living's Best Cookie Recipes for Shipping
Double box, and include 2 to 3 inches of packing material on all sides.
Sample recipes: Apricot-pistachio icebox cookies
, Double chocolate coconut cookies
, and white chocolate gingerbread blondies
Huffington Post's 10 homemade Christmas cookies you can mail
. Includes cranberry pistachio biscotti
and gluten-free Italian hazelnut cookies
The Kitchn on mailing food to U.S. troops overseas
and their best goodies for care packages
(including non-cookie options sweet and salty cinnamon almonds
and rosemary roasted cashews
, as well as Earl Grey tea cookies
(Related from the gray: Deadline to sign up for the MeFi cookie swap
is Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4:25 p.m. EST.)