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Secret to Mailing Perfect Cookies
Mailing Holiday Cookies
How to Mail Cookies Without Breakage
If you know someone faraway that loves to get cookies in the mail, learn these secrets on how to send cookies by mail without breakage. Mailing Christmas cookies to my two grown kids is a tradition that we've all enjoyed since they went away to college. It takes us back to a place when we all baked cookies in the kitchen, listened to Christmas songs, and just had such fun being together. I have since been mailing them cookies for Christmas when we can't spend them together. I found out, though, that mailing cookies wasn't as easy as you might think. I can't tell you how many times I've mailed cookies out only to find out they got a bunch of cookie crumbs to have with their milk instead of my fresh baked cookies! One would think that you just put the cookies in a container and ship them off, right? Wrong. Through trial and error and a lot of frowns, I learned that there is a trick to getting baked goods there without breakage and it actually adds an even more special touch to your gift.
Packaging and Mailing Cookies
Our family has always enjoyed the tradition of baking holiday cookies, especially around the Christmas holidays. Ahhh, how we loved the smell and taste of those delicious little treats. We would turn on some Christmas music and start baking away. Of course, baking Christmas cookies is a lot of work, so we had to split up the different duties. My daughter was in charge of rolling, my son in charge of measuring and I would be supervisor and take charge of putting them in the oven. We'd all share in decorating the cookies.
After they were baked, we poured eggnog or milk in a fancy holiday glass and enjoyed all of our favorite part, eating them!
Since those days long ago, they both have grown up into two fine adults and moved away from home, I have to mail them cookies now. Scroll down and learn my secret on how to get them there like they just came out of the oven!
Mailing Cookies Without Breakage - Steps To Take
Packaging and Shipping Cookies to Mail
- First step to take in packaging cookies to mail is to bake some homemade cookies. Do this about two weeks before the actual holiday to allow them to receive the package in time. Choose their favorite cookie. I usually mail Hershey Kiss Cookies (my son's and daughter's favorite cookie ever!) You can choose any baked goods with this trick on packaging. Let the cookies cool on a cookie rack.
- Then, you get a cute holiday cookie tin to place them in and wash and dry it thoroughly.
- This next step is the secret part. Pop some popcorn! Yes, it can be microwave popcorn or the store bought kind. Just be sure its not buttered popcorn, plain popcorn works best. It works as a great edible padding and keeps the cookies fresh longer. This adds a special touch to your cookie gift, too. They can enjoy homemade cookies and a popcorn treat!
- Sprinkle some popcorn in the tin, then start placing cookies in the popcorn. Be sure you pack the popcorn over the cookies so the tin is packed solid.
- Place the filled cookie tin in a box that is packed with bunched up newspaper. Tape it closed and don't forget the mailing label on the box. We wouldn't want all your hard work getting into the wrong hands. Then off they go to the post office! The recipient's will be tickled pink with their homemade cookies that were baked personally by you.
How to Store and Mail Cookies
Pick up a cookie tin and load one up with cookies. Now you know the right way to mail them, so the recipient can enjoy your delicious baking!
How Do You Like Your Cookies? Homemade or store bought. Let us know.
Christmas Cookies to Mail
Whether you want to bake cookies for the holidays, for a cookie swap, or as a special gift, tis the season for baking. The traditional Hershey Kiss cookie is delicious with regular kisses, don't get me wrong. But you can easily change the entire taste of the cookie up by using another flavor Hershey kiss.
This cookbook has over 130 recipes for drop cookies, cutout cookies, brownies and bars, refrigerator cookies, and more.