Homemade cookies are a great gift, especially if they're for someone who's hard to shop for. But if you need to send them in the mail, there are some things you need to know.
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Over at The Kitchn, Maggie Batista points out some of the mistakes people often make when shipping cookies, and how to avoid them. Here are some of the key takeaways:
- Wait for cookies to cool completely before you pack them. You don't want to ruin their texture or encourage bacterial growth.
- Pack the cookies in an airtight container, and make sure there's plenty of padding in your package so they don't bounce around and break.
- Certain types of cookies are better for shipping than others. Flakey and fragile cookies like macarons, Florentines, and cream-filled sandwich cookies will probably be damaged in transit no matter what. Opt for sturdier cookies like chocolate chip, sugar, and gingerbread.
If you're going to take the time to make delicious homemade cookies for someone, you might as well make sure your care package survives the trip. You can find more great cookie shipping tips at the link below.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Packing & Shipping Cookies [The Kitchn]