Get them where they're going in one piece! (from Very Best Baking)
Bake. Pack. Ship.
Planning to bake and ship a cookie care package? If you want to make sure your cookies don't crumble on the way to their destination, here's what you need to know:
Timing is Everything
Ship your cookies on Monday or Tuesday to ensure the packages arrive before the weekend. If you wait any longer, the cookies could end up sitting in a warehouse until the following week.
All In a Day's Work
Schedule the baking and shipping as close together as possible, preferably within 24 hours. This ensures freshness. But, be sure the cookies have had a chance to set before packing.
Good Things Come In Small Cookies
If you're using cutout cookies or decorated cookies, small sizes are less likely to crumble in transit.
Keep It Fresh
When you send homemade cookies, place a few slices of fresh bread in the box. It will absorb any moisture and the cookies will stay fresh.
Handle with Care
It doesn't hurt to wrap your cookies a few times. The more protection around the cookies, the less likely they are to break during shipping. Place two cookies back-to-back, with a small piece of waxed paper in between them. Wrap them loosely as a pair in plastic wrap. Then place them in small plastic sealable bags.
Send Your Cookies Packing
Don't forget to fill the box with packing material. Choose from bubble wrap, newspaper, or even plastic grocery bags!
Want to send cookies or other items for the holidays? Check these opportunites out:
pegwill (whom I haven't seen around for quite a while) sent this to me last year:
I just purchased some of these for my bother (Marines) in Japan.....he is in charge of 1500 men......some 18 and first time away from home.
He hands these out to his men when they have their "talks".
His name is Robert Coulombe
PSC 557, Box 1056
dunno for sure if that info is still current
Originally Posted by Karen
Want to send your support to a Soldier in harm's way, but have no idea of what to send, who to send it to, or how to send it?
Any Soldier Inc. started in August 2003 as a simple family effort to help the soldiers in one Army unit. However, due to overwhelming requests, on 1 January 2004 the Any Soldier effort was expanded to include any member, of any of the Armed Services, in harms way.
Originally Posted by Katie'sMom
Troy's Place, The Airmen's Ministry at Ballad AB in Iraq (named for Major Troy "Trojan" Gilbert, an F-16 pilot KIA in 2006), is looking for donations of food items, drink mixes, and hygiene items. This place serves as a morale building site where military members can come to find comfort items *free of charge* such as books, movies, stationary to write letters, snacks and drinks, but they need help in order to ensure it's continued success!
If you would like to help, please send your items to:
APO, AE 09315-9997
I'm sure there are other worthwhile projects that would benefit by your baking prowess and generosity. If you have a favorite, why not post it here to share with us.