How to Ship Cookies

Food Network Magazine packed up dozens of fragile treats and mailed them across the country to see just what would keep the cookies from crumbling.
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Photo by: Eric Wolfinger Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855

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Box 1

  • Cookies packed snugly in the tin
  • Tin placed in a box 
  • Box padded with newspaper

 

Result: Cushioning the tin with newspaper isn't enough. On one trip, a quarter of the cookies broke; on another, most shattered. And our box marked "FRAGILE" was the worst off! 

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Box 2

  • Cookies packed in the tin between layers of wax paper
  • Tin Placed in the box
  • Box padded with newspaper

 

Result: Despite the wax-paper layers, some delicate cookies suffered (reindeer lost their legs), but this method worked fine for sturdier trees and circles. 

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Photo by: Eric Wolfinger Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855

Eric Wolfinger Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855

Box 3

  • Cookies packed in the tin between layers of bubble wrap
  • Tin placed in the box
  • Box padded with newspaper

 

Winner! Bubble wrap gave the cookies the protection they needed — just one angel cracked in half. The trick: Pack your tin snugly so the cookies won't move in transit. 

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