Boxes for cookie gifts

Decorating By AnnieCahill Updated 17 Jan 2015 , 3:01pm by Party Time

AnnieCahill Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 1:30am
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AWhat size boxes do you guys use when you're giving cookie gifts? There's about eight different kinds and they aren't really big (no more than 4 inches). It's a combo of cut outs, sandwich cookies, and bar cookies. I'm just going to pile them in the box; I'm not getting really scientific about it. Each box will need to hold about 2 dozen.

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MimiFix Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 1:50am
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Hi Annie! Do you have any sample boxes to fill and see what they look like? Maybe start with a 7" square? I've found that boxes are so much easier than trays. It actually doesn't matter what size box as long as there's enough tissue wrap to fill in the gaps.  



and cookie boxes filled then tied.

AnnieCahill Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 2:44am
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AMimi, thanks for the idea and for sharing those great pictures! I don't have any samples but I was thinking about a 7" square as well. I might order some samples to try them out. I bought some fom Hobby Lobby today and they sucked so badly...flimsy and cheap and half were falling part. Shoulda known better!

MBalaska Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 3:06am
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Mimi's adorable boxes....Love em!!!

 my booring Alaska Style bags.   'Food Saver' Seal a Meal in a bag, tie a ribbon on top, snow and bear proof.  those boxes are a million times prettier.

liz at sugar Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 3:21am
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AHi Annie! These are what I am using for a sampler box for an event next week. It is the 8 x 8 x 2.5 inch pie box from BRP. I will have a dozen of a variety of bars and cookies, each in their own grease proof liner/cup.



-K8memphis Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 3:22am
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oh my no no no no no--way too easy--i went the so called 'scientific' box picking route and while  i did permanently fry several vital brain cells in the process i did get perfect boxes for my wares--i have pictures on the other computer and i just can't move right now--will post them in the morning...


gold window boxes no less--i can fit six muffin papers in each box and each muffin liner held one star shaped caramel sandwich cookie, two  pecan linzer cookies filled with southern comfort tea jelly,  and then a small snowflake cookie on top i think--and then setting on top of those were two giant snowflake cookies that peeked through the window on top--something like that--


they all fit like a glove in there so i guess it was a good trade off for a slightly smoked head --



Godot Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 6:10pm
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ALiz those are really pretty.

AnnieCahill Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 7:41pm
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AThanks everyone for sharing your ideas and pictures. Liz, are you just doing one layer of cookies in your sample box? I was actually looking at that chocolate brown color. I think it goes with most colors and it's really pretty.

liz at sugar Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 7:51pm
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Thanks everyone!  Yes, I am just doing one layer - a variety of sizes, two in one cup of the smaller ones, laid out in a 3 x 3 grid, with the fancy decorated sugar cookie in the middle.  If you were stacking, you could easily fit two dozen cookies, I think.


I think the chocolate boxes are good too - seems appetizing, and can coordinate with a lot of different colors.


I would love to share where I got the ribbon, too.  It was from - made in the USA, and a 100 yard roll was only about $13 plus shipping.  I did get a roll from the seconds area (with tiny flaws every so often, but I haven't really noticed any) so that made it a little cheaper than the first quality.  I would highly recommend this vendor. :)



MimiFix Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 9:23pm
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Liz, your boxes are beautiful! Are these for retail only, or do you also sell them wholesale? And the shelf life?

liz at sugar Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 9:33pm
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We are opening a separate bakery retail location across the street from our restaurant in a new year round market - part farmer's market, part artisan foods, part artists and craftspeople.  I will be a permanent vendor selling retail cookies/bars/small cakes/eclairs/etc.  They are doing an open house next week to preview the space to our community, so I am making up 100 boxes to sell that evening.


I will also sell them as a sampler for my first year open, so people can try a variety of what I offer.  Hoping it will also be a good way to boost my average ticket sales on opening.


As for shelf life, I will be packaging them the day of the event, so they will be fresh for a couple of days after purchase.



GeminiRJ Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 7:00pm
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Love seeing all the pretty boxes and packaging ideas! The only cookies I sent out this year were chocolate covered Oreos. They fit perfect in a cupcake liner and then I put them into $1 cookie tins from The Dollar Tree. The relatives loved them.

MBalaska Posted 14 Dec 2013 , 1:47am
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this is as dressed up as my Spritz cookies will get this year. (It's like the sweatpants of boxes.) :P


AnnieCahill Posted 14 Dec 2013 , 2:59am
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JWinslow Posted 14 Dec 2013 , 4:25am
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Hey Alaska - Many grocery stores are selling them that way - You're in step with those big guys :lol:


Myself? I did 2 kinds of nuts for family this year - lol 

MBalaska Posted 14 Dec 2013 , 7:58am
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That's interesting.  Thanks !!

Godot Posted 14 Dec 2013 , 8:23am
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ASweatpants - snork.

Tell your cookies that they're trashy. Seriously - no self-respecting cookie would be seen in public with sweatpants!

MBalaska Posted 14 Dec 2013 , 8:33pm
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Those sweatpants are cute, but they look kinda small,  I could probably wear them as a scarf

and delivery cookie bags.  :D

AnnieCahill Posted 14 Dec 2013 , 11:42pm
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AI need those. Actually, I'd love a pair with a huge Christmas tree going up the thigh. Then I could use my Bedazzler for further embellishment.

liz at sugar Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 3:18pm
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Thought I would post what my finished/filled box looked like.  I fit 12 cookies in each box, of varying sizes.



I made up 74 boxes for a 2 hour event, and sold 60.  I was pleased with the results. :)



AnnieCahill Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 3:48pm
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Awesome!  I ordered some 7x7s the other day.  I can't remember what color though. I think it was the light brown because I'm cheap and it's for family.  :)  I LOVE the chocolate brown though!

MBalaska Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 8:26pm
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Liz your cookie box is 'bedazzeling'  and makes me miss the Lower 48.

AnnieCahill Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 8:32pm
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Liz, is that yellow one a petit four?  Is that springerle in the lower right?

liz at sugar Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 9:20pm
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AThanks MB. Annie, yes, petit four upper center. Peanut butter to the left, Scottish shortbread to the right. Center row was lime basil shortbreads, frosted sugar and a macaron. Bottom row biscotti, salted caramel bar, meringues and springerle. Had very nice feedback, which made my day!


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