I have gotten my first order for cookies-I am excited! Fortunately, it is only 2 doz. They are traveling out of state-by car. They are shaped like fire engines & the cutter is 5" wide, maybe 1-1.5" high, no sticks. So I am wondering how to bag them individually. I forgot to check if the treat bags at walmart will hold a cookie 5" wide. I wondered about that press N seal wrap. Has anyone used this for cookies & what are your thoughts?? They are for a child's b-day party & will likely be sent home w/ the child. Thanks a lot, you all make this so much easier & fun
How about kitchen plastic food bags. They come in different sizes and your can tie them with curling ribbon. Throw on a few theme stickers and you are set.
Try the treat bags from Michaels...or if you have time you can order them from http://www.sugarcraft.com/. they usually ship pretty well. i use the 1 1/2 bags closers as well form there.
I package mine in cellophane gusseted bags so they open wider to allow for larger cookies.Then I tie them with matching curly ribbon.They should travel just fine in a car packed in a small box with bubble wrap etc..for cushion.
I found this info on the internet somewhere and saved it to my computer. Hopefully this will help you as well.
How To Ship Cookies So They Will Arrive Fresh and Undamaged
If you'd like to send some home baked cookies to your friends or relatives (for any occasion), these tips will help ensure your cookies arrive as fresh and undamaged as when you packed them.
Of course, the first thing you have to do is pick out your cookie recipe and start baking.
Once you have decided which cookie to bake, try to time the baking and shipping as close together as possible, preferably the same day or within 24 hours.
Let the cookies cool to room temperature. If you are not ready to ship them that day, place the cookies into an airtight container until you are.
Next, wrap the cookies with cellophane (clear plastic wrap or any color you choose). Foil would work too, but cellophane is nicer because you can still see the cookies. You can wrap the cookies individually, but wrapping them two at a time, back to back, will keep them more secure during shipment. Besides, who eats just one cookie?
While wrapping the cookies in cellophane, make sure to place a layer of it between the cookies as well. This will keep them from sticking together. Just cut a piece of cellophane wrap that is larger than both cookies lying side by side. Then lay one cookie, bottom side down at the top of the wrap. Next, fold the top of the wrap towards you, covering and turning the cookie upside down; the way you would fold a letter into thirds for a legal sized envelope. Now you can place another cookie, bottom side down, on top of the first covered cookie. Continue to wrap making sure they are sealed tight.
After wrapping your cookies securely, make sure you have an airtight container for shipping. You can purchase inexpensive shipping boxes at discount stores or even the post office. You can recycle your own small boxes too, as long as they are in good shape. Although I do prefer using new boxes when shipping cookies, it just makes the gift seem a little more special, you can even use empty cereal or oatmeal boxes. Inside the mailing box, you can use decorated tins or plastic containers if you'd like, or you can just place the wrapped cookies right in the box if it's sturdy enough. (If the box can be easily crushed the cookies can be too.)
Before placing the cookies or your decorated tin in the box, fill it with packing material such as leftover shipping peanuts, bubble wrap, crushed up newspapers, or my favorite: plastic grocery bags. For goodness sakes, don't buy any new packing material; just recycle what you already have.
Enclose a personal note or card inside the box, if this is a Christmas or birthday gift, enclosing the card will also save you an extra postage stamp. Seal the box airtight with packing tape, I use the clear tape, but any will do fine. And last but not least, mark the words "FRAGILE" all over the box (with a red marker if you have one).
If you have followed these steps in packaging your cookies it doesn't matter what the post office does to your box, your cookies will still arrive fresh and undamaged. Well, that is, unless they lose it! But so far I've never had that happen to me, and hopefully it will never happen to you either.