1. Pick the right kind of cookie
Cookies that have a crunchy or hard texture such as biscotti, spritz and Mexican wedding cakes are excellent choices for mail delivery. They tend to be sturdy, so breakage is less of an issue.
2. Pack in an airtight container
Place a cushion of crumpled waxed paper or plastic wrap on the bottom of an airtight container and line with enough waxed paper or plastic wrap to fold over the top when the container is full. Wrap cookies in pairs, bottom to bottom, with waxed paper between them. Cookies should fit snugly together but not too tightly. If you’re mailing both crisp and chewy cookies, be sure to keep them separated, as the moisture in the chewy cookies can transfer to the crisp ones, making them soft.
3. Mail the cookie container in a larger cardboard box
Wrap the sealed container with bubble wrap or newspaper and place in a sturdy cardboard box, allowing two to three inches between the container and the sides of box. Fill space with bubble wrap or crumbled newspaper. Secure the box with packing tape. Make sure name and address are plainly visible and label “Fragile, Handle With Care” on the box. Choose the quickest shipping method you can afford.
Follow these guidelines and your cookies are bound to arrive in one piece, as fresh-tasting as the day they were baked!