Part of my Baking Basicsseries: When you can’t send handmade baked goodies in person, mail a care box to your loved ones! This article includes cookie packing and sending suggestions, the best kind of cookies to ship, and my favorite techniques to keep cookies fresh until they arrive.
- Can you send homemade cookies in the mail?
- What are the best cookies to ship in the mail?
- My secret weapon: a piece of bread
- How to prepare cookies to be mailed
- What other treats can you mail?
- How much does it cost to send cookies in the mail?
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- Can I send homemade cookies in the mail?
- What is the best way to send homemade cookies in the mail?
- How much does it cost to ship a package of cookies?
- Can I vacuum seal cookies for shipping?
- Should you freeze baked goods before shipping?
- What is the least expensive way to ship cookies?
- How do I mail baked goods to another state?
- How long do homemade cookies last?
- Is it better to ship cookies UPS or USPS?
You certainly can! Even if you must spend the holidays far from your loved ones, your family and friends may still enjoy your trademark Christmas cookie, which is always a success with Santa!
P.S. Santa and the reindeer will still be working, so don’t forget about them. Rudolph adores the small carrots and delicious red apples. Just a thought.
There are so many of them that you have lots of possibilities!
- Chewy cookies are more likely to arrive in one piece since they are more flexible and forgiving of being thrown about in a postal truck.
- Crunchy cookies like shortbreads and biscotti are the most durable. You won’t have to worry about them drying out before they arrive since they’re already quite dry.
- Iced cutout cookies are right in the center; they’re robust because of their form, and the solidified icing on top adds a little delectable armor, but they’re still soft and can withstand some shaking.
- Cookies with ornamental frosting look finest when topped with royal icing.or a sugar cookie icing that dries firm. Soft frostings and icings will get smooshed in transit.
- Maple Sugar Cookies
- No Chill Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies
- Chocolate Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs
- Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in One Bowl
- Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Chunk Espresso Slice and Bake Cookies
- Grinch Crinkle Cookies
- Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies
- Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
- Peanut Butter Espresso Cookies
- Chewy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
- The Best Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodles
- Chewy Margarita Cookies
- Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Cookies
- Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Double Chocolate Mint Cookies
- Leftover Candy Cookies
There are several cookies that should never be mailed:
- Lace biscuits, madeleines, and macarons are examples of delicate cookies.
- Cookies that must be refrigerated, such as buckeye balls or custard-filled variants
- Cookies with a chocolate coating or drizzle. That’s not to suggest they won’t withstand shipping, but the chocolate may melt and smear in transport, particularly to warmer locations!
- Cookies covered with soft frostings and icings will either melt or be smooshed.
My secret weapon: a piece of bread
I like to put a slice of ordinary white bread in the pan with the cookies.
Sure, it’s not the most attractive addition to a holiday tin and will most likely be tossed by the receiver when it arrives, but it may make a great difference when delivering a lot of softer baked goods.
It’s a lengthy procedure, but it’s well worth the effort to ensure that your delectable sweets arrive in excellent shape to their intended recipient.
Everything should be wrapped in plastic wrap. Also, be sure to separate the chewy and crunchy cookies. The chewy cookies will lose moisture to the crispy cookies if they are stored together (and vice versa).
Size does matter. If you’re transporting a variety of cookies, place the larger ones at the bottom and the smaller and lighter ones on top.
Allow them some space. Overcrowding the cookies increases their chances of being crushed and crumbling.
Add a lot of cushion. You should include adequate packing materials to guarantee that they do not shift and move during transit. Fill the container gently with tissue paper, newspaper, or bubble wrap.
Cookies should be stored in a strong, hard-sided container. It’s not the most attractive appearance, but plastic is the ideal material for a tight seal. A tin covered in plastic wrap or packed in a big ziplock bag is also acceptable.
- Also, add cushioning to the shipping container! Surround your cookie tin with additional cushioning materials inside the box you’ll be sending it in to ensure it doesn’t get bumped about.
- or this way up to limit the likelihood of the container being turned around in every direction.Instructions should be written on the shipment container. Use a black marker to clearly write delicate, perishable, and treat with care.
My advice for mailing brownies:
- Let the bars cool completely
- Wrap tightly in plastic
- Wrap tightly in foil
- Place in an airtight container (along with that one piece of bread, if you have it!)
Allow them to cool fully before pre-slicing and wrapping each bar separately.
Shipping frosted bars and brownies is not recommended since the icing will either harden or melt during transit.
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- Chewy Funfetti Granola Bars
- Paleo Gingerbread Bars
- Paleo Double Chocolate Brownies
What other treats can you mail?
Fudge, candied nuts, caramels, bark, and handmade sweets are all delicious delights that can usually make the voyage from your kitchen to your loved one.
Fudge may be stored at room temperature for weeks depending on the recipe. Just keep in mind that if the weather is hot and humid, the fudge may sweat or melt during transportation.
- Butter Pecan Fudge
- Cranberry Bliss Fudge
These are the easiest to transport and certainly the least complicated choice. Simply place them in an airtight container with little wiggle area so they don’t bounce about and shatter.
- My addictive candied pecans would be perfect!
Caramels normally travel nicely as long as they are firmly individually wrapped in an airtight container.
You don’t have to be concerned about how it will fare throughout the shipment process since it has already been disassembled! But bear in mind that if it’s mostly comprised of chocolate, it could melt.
- Smores Toffee Bark
- Salted Toffee Crunch Brownie Brittle
- If you’re not traveling far and are feeling fortunate, you may try shipping. Peppermint Bark with 4 Ingredients or Cranberry White Chocolate Bark with 4 Ingredients
When it comes to handmade sweets, be cautious. If it gets too hot, chocolate candies will melt. Hard candies are typically OK, but make sure they’re not too fragile.
As someone who lives in New England, I’d be negligent if I didn’t mention them! Make sure they’re well-wrapped in plastic and have lots of padding in their shipping container. Adding a slice of bread to their box to assist them retain moisture is also really useful.
- Chocolate Whoopie Pies are a tasty dessert with a silly name.
The short answer: it depends.
It depends on the provider you employ (USPS, UPS, FedEx), the delivery speed you select, and the distance the cookies will travel.
Your best chance is to choose fast or expedited delivery so they get at their destination as soon as possible while still fresh. You want to make the trip time as short as possible while transporting your cat to the clinic.
BE KIND, DONT WHINE
Plan as best you can, and be kind, courteous, and patient with the people who work at USPS, UPS, FedEx, and other delivery services; they are working their tails off to get your items where they need to go!
I hope this was helpful! Is there anything more I should have spoken regarding this topic? Please let me know in the comments section below.
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