Shipping Cookies

Baking By christami Updated 10 Sep 2010 , 9:08pm by TracyLH

christami Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 3:13pm
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A co-worker and friend was deploited to Iraq a few month ago, we send care package every month and he requested some of my home make cookies. How can I wrap the cookies and how long they would last. I will appreciate any input. Thank you so much

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DefyGravity Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 3:23pm
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I sent cookies to my husband when he was in Korea. I wrapped each cookie in either wax or parchment paper (can't remember) and put them all into a tupperware container. It was just a cheap Glad brand one.

My husband said only 2 of them were broken, so I figured that was pretty good.

Lejeune Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 3:36pm
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thanks for this infomation. I am planning to send cookies to my parents who live in Argentina. One more question... did you put the plastic container in a box, too?

DefyGravity Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 3:59pm
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Just the box I was shipping it in. I taped the tupperware lid shut, just in case, and then I think I had some soft items in the box (my son loved sending him stuffed animals when he was gone) that I used to cushion around it.

Lejeune Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 4:03pm
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thanks for your quick response...

DefyGravity Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 4:05pm
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No problem. The kids are making forts in the other room, so I don't have a lot else going on right now icon_wink.gif

scp1127 Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 1:05am
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If you have a "food savr", put the cookies in and automatically stop it before they break.

awatterson Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 1:32am
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I send some to the troops in Iraq and I individually wrap them and put bubble wrap in the bottom and on the sides and the top of the box. Also, I use water in my glace instead of milk just because I am not sure about how long they will sit around until they make it there.

Lita829 Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 1:55am
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Originally Posted by awatterson

I send some to the troops in Iraq and I individually wrap them and put bubble wrap in the bottom and on the sides and the top of the box. Also, I use water in my glace instead of milk just because I am not sure about how long they will sit around until they make it there.




Ditto

TracyLH Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 9:08pm
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I sent some to Afghanistan and it worked well. For the decorated cookies, I individually wrap mine in cellophane bags and heat seal them. It really makes a difference for freshness. I then wrap each cookie in bubblewrap and pack them tightly (but not too tight) standing up on end with peanuts surrounding all sides. I mark the box "FRAGILE - Top Load Only" on each side and have had good luck this way. If I were to do drop cookies, I would package several together, perhaps with parchment paper or wax paper in between and then heat seal them.

It is so wonderful that you are doing this and I am sure they will be so thoroughly enjoyed! They really appreciate their treats!

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