A care package of homemade cookies is always a welcome piece of mail, but shipping baked goods can be a bit tricky. Luckily, Cook's Illustrated has four tips to help make sure your cookies and brownies arrive to their intended recipient looking (and tasting) their best. Photo by Angela.
Click the link below to read all four sweet tips but, besides picking sturdier goods to start with, the best thing you can do to preserve the flavour and integrity of your cookies is to pack like with like. As Cook's Illustrated points out, moist items like brownies can mush-ify crispier treats, and heavily-spiced confections can flavour their neighbours. To prevent this, just separate competing flavours and textures with cling wrap or zipper bags, then make sure everyone holds it together with a good amount of padding (tortillas work well for this). Your treats will arrive in tip top shape, ready to be enjoyed immensely.
Keeping Cookies Ship-Shape [Cook's Illustrated]