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    Cookies for the mail.

    Would someone please tell me how to pack C.Chip Cookies for the mail so they don't end up all crumbs?
    Haven't mailed anything for years and years, and need help--Quick!!

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    My neighbour mailed cookies to her kids in university all the time with great success.

    Her main tactic was to pack in a tin box.

    She mostly made softer cookies as they were less fragile than good crisp ones.
    If she was worried about fragility, instead of bubble wrap ... she used marshmallows!
    Then sent rice krispies, with them so the kids could make squares when the cookies were done.
    The kids loved that added bonus!

    She even sent birthday cakes ... uniced!
    Then sent a tub of store-bought icing and candles for the kids to finish it off.
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    maybe ask a cookie shop?

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    Thanks for the tips. Wish I had some M. Mallows! Why do we always not have what we need for something we are doing right now??
    Hope i can find a tin box. Was trying to finish baking some C.Chip Dough I had made for a church work day and should have known a soft cookie would have worked. Guess if they all crumble, they can put them in a glass of milk or dish of ice cream.!!
    Thanks for the tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariah View Post
    ....... Guess if they all crumble, they can put them in a glass of milk or dish of ice cream.!!Thanks for the tip. Mariah
    Don't despair ... crumbs taste very good, especially when they were made with!
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    I think I've read about using popcorn for packaging for mailing. I'm sure it would need to be plain, not buttered or salted, of course. And the cookies need to be well sealed so as to not pick up the smell of popcorn. Maybe it could be bagged and sealed as well. Just an idea, if you are in a pinch.

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    I save oatmeal canisters and make large cookies to fill them. Never mailed them but mailing should work, especially if canister is packed in another box.

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    My favorite way to send cookies is to use Pringle containers. I wrap with a paper grocery bag. Seems to work well.

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    I also package cookies in Pringles canisters. First I wrap them in saran wrap, stacks of 10-12 small cookies then put in the container. Make sure they fill the can, you can always add or subtract, as the end opens. I put them in the boxes that are priority 'if it fits' ships for one price. They go to HI from FL, and he says usually every cookie is okay and he gets them in 3 days. I stuff paper toweling around containers up against the sides for padding. I tear it in long sheets, he can roll it and use it in his kitchen. No waste.

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    I've sent lots of cookies to grandsons while they are on depolyment. I just pack them in zip lock bags, tightly; add other items to the box, just making sure everything is packed tight enough not to leave any spaces or wiggle room.

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    My Mom always packed the goodies she sent my brothers in pop corn to protect it.The packages were sent to Spain and Germany. So they went quite a ways. My brothers and there army and air force friends even ate the stale pop corn. lol. This was back in the 1960's.
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    I pack the ones I send in tin containers, and if there isn't enough room, I put them in Seal-a-Meal bags and vacuum out the air. Seems to work and the recipients always love them. During Vietnam war, sent goodies in empty coffee cans with popcorn to protect them. Made with love always works, regardless of the way you send.
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    Hadn't thought of the popcorn. Thanks!
    Mariah
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    I sent CC cookies to several families at Christmas time. I just bagged them and filled the box firmly, then used waxed paper to fill the few spaces. They traveled from Michigan to several western states very well. Plain old cardboard box - a reused Amazon box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks View Post
    I've sent lots of cookies to grandsons while they are on depolyment. I just pack them in zip lock bags, tightly; add other items to the box, just making sure everything is packed tight enough not to leave any spaces or wiggle room.
    Yes, to pack them tightly with no wiggle room is the secret! My mom sends me cookies every year for Christmas and they arrive just fine.

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    the pioneer woman who cooks a lot showed cookies being put into a tall round can like Pringles potato chips. no room to break!

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