Mailing Sugar Cookies

Baking By terrid614 Updated 29 Aug 2009 , 3:56pm by terrid614

terrid614 Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 6:49pm
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hi ladies! i need to mail my daughter some sugar cookies that will be frosted with royal icing.....she is turning 21 and requested these and she is up at college....any suggestions for packaging so that when she gets they are not all broken?? tia,
~terri

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imamommy1205 Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 7:00pm
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I was wondering that myself for the holidays. I found these links...might be of some help.

http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Mailing-Cookies/Detail.aspx

http://www.cookies-in-motion.com/Mail-Homemade-Cookies.html

antonia74 Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 12:36am
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I pack cookies in gussetted cellophane bags, then just cushion between each with a little square of bubble wrap, fill any spaces with styrofoam popcorn & double-box the whole shebang! I've never had one cookie break in transit yet.

bonniebakes Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 3:48pm
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welcome to CC!

here are some forum threads where people have talked about how they ship cookies... perhaps they'll be helpful to you.

shipping cookies
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-636536-shipping.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-633403-shipping.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-625384-shipping.html

cylstrial Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 5:44pm
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[quote="antonia74"] gussetted cellophane bags quote]

This may be a stupid question. But what is a gussetted bag? (I know what regular cellphane bags are).

Thanks!

antonia74 Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 6:17pm
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"Gussetted" means it's not just a plain bag, it's got extra width with folded accordian sides and a seam at the back to allow for more width/girth. It's better suited for bagging coffee beans/candies, etc because it allows for the bag to expand in every direction.

Since that's not really needed when it comes to packing a flat cookie, it acts as a bit of extra cushioning. icon_smile.gif I find them much easier for tying ribbons around and it's easier to pack multiple cookie together too. That's why I like using them better than simple flat bags.

Lcubed82 Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 3:52am
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I have shipped several times: Bubble wrap in bottom of plastic storage box, draping up sides, and out front and back. Wax paper-cookies-repeat. Crumple up wax paper so it fills into gaps. Top with wax paper, then fold excess bubble wrap back in. Any leftover room gets filled with wadded up plastic grocery bags.
Good luck!

cylstrial Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 7:24pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by antonia74

"Gussetted" means it's not just a plain bag, it's got extra width with folded accordian sides and a seam at the back to allow for more width/girth. It's better suited for bagging coffee beans/candies, etc because it allows for the bag to expand in every direction.

Since that's not really needed when it comes to packing a flat cookie, it acts as a bit of extra cushioning. icon_smile.gif I find them much easier for tying ribbons around and it's easier to pack multiple cookie together too. That's why I like using them better than simple flat bags.




Awesome! Thanks for explaining all of that to me. Where you do buy your gussetted cellophane bags?

Thanks again!

MichelleM77 Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 6:02pm
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Lots of bubble wrap. The key is not to let the cookies shift; that is where breakage happens. Line the sides and bottom with bubble wrap. Wrap each cookie bag in it's own bubble wrap envelope. One layer of cookies, one layer of bubble wrap, repeat. Fill in any gaps with tissue paper. Top off with layers of bubble wrap until the box is completely full and cookies won't shift.

antonia74 Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 12:57am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cylstrial

Awesome! Thanks for explaining all of that to me. Where you do buy your gussetted cellophane bags?

Thanks again!





www.retailbag.com and the link is http://www.retailbag.com/cello/clearcellobags.html


www.creativebag.com and the link is
http://www.creativebag.com/bags/candy-bags/side-gusseted-clear-candy-bags.html



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cylstrial Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 10:49pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by antonia74

Quote:
Originally Posted by cylstrial

Awesome! Thanks for explaining all of that to me. Where you do buy your gussetted cellophane bags?

Thanks again!




www.retailbag.com and the link is http://www.retailbag.com/cello/clearcellobags.html


www.creativebag.com and the link is
http://www.creativebag.com/bags/candy-bags/side-gusseted-clear-candy-bags.html



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Thank you so much!! You're always helping everyone out!!

terrid614 Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 3:56pm
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thank you ladies for all your amazing ideas! this is the greatest website!!!!

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