I hope everyone is well.
I have a question, has anyone or does anyone have any tips on shipping cookies that have a cream cheese filling?
I live in Texas, do I need to include an ice pack in my package? Dry ice? Do I need to freeze the cookies? Or all of the above?
Sorry for all the questions. I hope someone can help.
Thank you in advance!
yes everything you said because cream cheese is a hazardous food like you know -- when it's out of temperature it has a shelf life of only four hours so yes to all the precautions --
however -- I've made a very tasty and safe-at-room-temp faux cream cheese icing with white balsamic vinegar -- here's the recipe:
a controversy about cream cheese icing is that while the cc is a hazardous food, the sugar in the icing preserves the mixture -- if I'm remembering correctly, earlene, of course a famous now retired caker, had her cc icing tested and it was fine at room temp --
but once I learned about cc I was muy careful -- which is why I figured out a way to avoid it --
from home, I was never legal although I did do cakes for friends which messed with my head so I tried to be as blameless as possible otherwise -- but I mostly worked as a professional caker for others --
Thank you K8memphis for your response!