Q&A: What’s the best way to mail cookies so they don’t break?

Question by ginaSF: What’s the best way to mail cookies so they don’t break?
I need to mail cookies (a few dozen) across country and don’t want them to arrive as a box of crumbs. Any suggestions?

Best answer:

Answer by ?
My grandma always wraps them tighly in plastic wrap so they can’t move

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  1. Trenton says:

    9 times out of 10 they will be better off in a box with bubble rap! :)

  2. casperluff says:

    Definitely with bubble wrap around them or tightly wrapped, plus make sure they’re in a box.

    They have flat rate boxes that would serve well for shipping cookies :)

    And might I say lucky to whoever is getting the cookies! :)

  3. Cboo94 says:

    pack them in small coffee cans, don’t over pack or under pack them. You don’t want them to be squished, nor rattling around in the cans. Then tape the lids down good like with masking tape -over the top and down the sides. You can put several cans in a box with bubble wrap under and all around them so they can’t roll around or bounce around in the box during shipment. Make sure you have the box marked “perishable” so the people will open it right away. Also best not to use delicate cookies. Some more like drop cookies, oatmeal cookies, small chocolate chippers or such.

    you can line the cans with waxed paper, that is good too. If you don’t have or can’t get friends or co-workers to save the coffee cans for you, you can use those cookie tins that are popular around the holidays. People usually have those left over, or some shops may have them in stock now.

  4. Margaret says:

    Get a sturdy shipping box that won’t crush and some large ziploc bags. Place one flat layer of cookies in each ziploc bag. Line the bottom and sides of the box with a thick layer of bubble wrap, styrofoam peanuts or shredded newspaper. Pack the shipping box by alternating a layer of packing material with a layer of cookies. End with another thick layer of packing material. Be sure to use enough packing material so that the cookies don’t slide around if the box gets shaken. They should arrive in perfect condition.

    I have also had good luck putting layers of cookies into a decorated round tin. I wrap each cookie in a square of plastic wrap and separate the layers with wax paper cut to fit the tin. The tin should be packed full so that the cookies don’t move around. Then I mail the cookies in a strong shipping box using lots of packing material as described above.

  5. ? says:

    My mother in law in the Mid west always sends us cookies every Christmas by the dozens in empty coffee cans, usually the plastic kind, and she puts them in plastic bags first, and then stacks newspapers on top. You don’t have to use those containers but similar ones and just stack the cookies. They work really well and are easy to store, keep, or freeze. Usually they last up to 3 months stored or 6 in the freezer. She puts them in box with more newspaper. Plastic will keep it fresh and is light and safe and will not break. Hope that helped. It works from there to Hawaii. That is where I live.

  6. Grandma says:

    don’t send crumbly cookies…send the bar type cookie and bake with foil in the pan. Then you can just cool…lift them from the pan in one sheet and wrap in the foil to box for mailing. Works for fudge too.

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