Best Recipe To Ship Overseas To Soldiers?

Baking By ksmith1012 Updated 27 Jun 2010 , 10:34pm by TracyLH

ksmith1012 Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 6:43pm
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Any good recipes that are similar to NFSC but have a longer shelf life? My church is shipping cookies over to a member of our church and his unit in Iraq. So i need something that will last more than a week. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks! icon_smile.gif

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playingwithsugar Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 7:06pm
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ksmith1012 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 2:57am
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Lcubed82 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 3:20am
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I've heard that if you use shortening instead of butter, it extends the shelf-life of NFSC considerably. Haven't tried it.

ksmith1012 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 3:36am
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Thanks for the tip. thumbs_up.gif I was wondering about that, since I heard it is the butter that turns rancid. I think I will give that a try.

polliwawg Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 3:59am
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My DH (in the middle east) tells me that sometimes things dry out by the time they get them, so try throwing a slice of bread in with cookies, the cookies will pull the moisture from the bread.

polliwawg Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 4:05am
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Also, I have sent MANY boxes and have never had a problem with rancid butter. And one more thing......when you ship the box there is a place on the customs form that asks what you want done with the box if it is not deliverable to the person you addressed it to (for whatever reason), you can write in that box that if it is undeliverable it could be distributed to other troops....if you so choose.

ksmith1012 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 4:09am
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Thanks Polliwawg for all the helpful information. And thanks so much more for all of the sacrifices your husband and your family are making for our country! Blessings to you!

polliwawg Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 4:13am
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yw...(I have sent NFSC to the middle east and had no problems) Happy Baking!

patiese1 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 4:21am
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I have shipped alot of boxes of cookies. I haven't had any problems with rancidity. I have use nfsc, chocolate chips, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter etc. You will want to add alot of cushioning with the cookies to prevent them from breaking. I can honestly say that sending them cookies is one of the little things for us to do and they really appreciate it ALOT!!!!

Shelena1974 Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 6:50am
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When I was in the Air Force that was one of the things I LOVED more then anything else from home. When you haven't been there for a long time. Home food is one thing that makes you feel like you are home, And someone put some LOVE in a box just for you. Thanks Ladies

cakelady2100 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 7:45pm
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cakesbymindysue Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 8:04pm
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I used a vacuum sealer when I sent stuff to my husband. He was gone over the holidays and I sent a bunch of different cookies and two kinds of fudge. I put them in the 8x8 disposable cake pans, put that in the gallon size vacuum bag and then cushioned the box. I only bake with butter and it all made it safe and sound.

TracyLH Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 10:34pm
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Individually heat sealing in cello bags (not plastic) makes a phenomenal difference in flavor and length of freshness.

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