This morning is buzzing with paper cutting in the other room (red and green paper rugs for the girls’ dollies), some sewing with scrap Christmas fabric from Caroline, and me, deciding where to begin.
I thought this would be the perfect morning–with Christmas a week away– to show you my crumb-free way of shipping cookies. The best cookies to ship are sugar cookies, shortbread cookies, bars, and biscotti. Pretty much the more dense and more butter dense cookie are less likely to break. These were some of my all time favorite cookies I’ve ever made…
These are the Alice in Wonderland sugar cookies I shipped to my classic literature-loving sister-in-law this summer. They are the same concept as Johanna’s mermaid cookies for her mermaid party this summer. I was thrilled that these arrived in time for her book club she was hosting at her house.
(Here’s more on baking cookies with wafer paper.)
crumb-free cookie shipping
cake box (you can pick one up for $1-2 at any craft store)
tape and packaging tape
Let your cookies cool completely including any icing you may be using to decorate. You want each cookie to have dry, hardened icing.
Individually wrap each cookie in plastic wrap.
Line up a few wrapped cookies on large bubble wrap based on how wide your cake box is. Make sure the cookies aren’t touching and there is at least 1-2 inches between each cookie.
Now simply roll the bubble wrap over the top of the first row of cookies. Stack another row of cookies (with spacing) on top of the previous row like above.
Keep doing this with your long roll of bubble wrap until all of the cookies are rolled up carefully in the bubble wrap.
Tape the bubble wrap filled with cookies. Slide the rolled up bubble wrap carefully into a cake box. Close the cake box and tape closed. Test the cake box by giving it a little shake. If absolutely nothing moves inside the cake box you’re ready to move on to the next step. You want the entire space to be totally filled with bubble wrap.
Add ribbon and trim to the cake box. Wrap the cake box securely with bubble wrap and tape closed.
Now grab the box you are shipping the cookies in. Place the bubble wrapped cake box inside the shipping box. Pack the four sides around the cake box in the shipping box with newspaper. The goal is to have no gaps so the more snug the cake box is within the shipping box the better.
Tape up the shipping box and test it again. Do any of the contents move with a shake?
And there you have it. Perfect shipping. Perfect intact cookies.
What would you ship?
the sleepy time gal