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Cookies that ship well



 about 12 years ago

Hi everyone =0) I am new here and I am hoping that someone might be able to give me some help. I have a Soldier in the army and I would love to ship him and his crew some homemade treats but I have no idea what would ship well and last for them..Any ideas that you could give me I would grately appreciate..Thank you so much


tower, cork, IE
 about 12 years ago

here goes
This original recipe calls for 125 grams of butter; that's a little less than 9 tablespoons. And the recipe calls for a common British ingredient, golden syrup. Lyle's is a brand you can find in specialty stores here, or substitute light Karo syrup.

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup shredded coconut
9 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons light Karo corn syrup or golden syrup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon boiling water

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut. Combine butter and corn syrup and stir over gentle heat until butter is melted. Mix baking soda with boiling water and stir into butter mixture. Stir this into dry ingredients and mix well. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet, allowing room for cookies to spread. Bake 20 minutes. Loosen while warm, then cool on racks.

how to ship
Once you have decided which cookie to bake, try to time the baking and shipping as close together as possible, preferably the same day or within 24 hours.
Let the cookies cool to room temperature. If you are not ready to ship them that day, place the cookies into an airtight container until you are.
Next, wrap the cookies with cellophane (clear plastic wrap or any color you choose). Foil would work too, but cellophane is nicer because you can still see the cookies. You can wrap the cookies individually, but wrapping them two at a time, back to back, will keep them more secure during shipment. Besides, who eats just one cookie?
While wrapping the cookies in cellophane, make sure to place a layer of it between the cookies as well. This will keep them from sticking together. Just cut a piece of cellophane wrap that is larger than both cookies laying side by side. Then lay one cookie, bottom side down at the top of the wrap. Next, fold the top of the wrap towards you, covering and turning the cookie upside down; the way you would fold a letter into thirds for a legal sized envelope. Now you can place another cookie, bottom side down, on top of the first covered cookie. Continue to wrap making sure they are sealed tight.
After wrapping your cookies securely, make sure you have an airtight container for shipping. You can purchase inexpensive shipping boxes at discount stores or even the post office. You can recycle your own small boxes too, as long as they are in good shape. Although I do prefer using new boxes when shipping cookies, it just makes the gift seem a little more special, you can even use empty cereal or oatmeal boxes. Inside the mailing box, you can use decorated tins or plastic containers if you'd like, or you can just place the wrapped cookies right in the box if it's sturdy enough. (If the box can be easily crushed the cookies can be too.)
Before placing the cookies or your decorated tin in the box, fill it with packing material such as leftover shipping peanuts, bubble wrap, crushed up newspapers, or my favorite: plastic grocery bags. For goodness sakes, don't buy any new packing material; just recycle what you already have.
Enclose a personal note or card inside the box, if this is a Christmas or birthday gift, enclosing the card will also save you an extra postage stamp. Seal the box airtight with packing tape, I use the clear tape, but any will do fine. And last but not least, mark the words "FRAGILE" all over the box (with a red marker if you have one).
If you have followed these steps in packaging your cookies it doesn't matter what the post office does to your box, your cookies will still arrive fresh & undamaged !!!!!!!!!!!


 about 12 years ago

This is BigJim: I know how wonderful it is to
recieve cookies from home, being that I was once
in the U.S. Navy, what I am getting at is if your
military friend or relative is in the gulf region
there is alot of restriction for sending any thing
over there, You might ought to check with the post
office before you send it. I have heard that the
country over there won`t except different things
because of heat, I would check with the post office. take care and I hope your person get the
goodies you send them. Take care and God bless
you and your friend..


 about 12 years ago

Good advice about checking and making sure that you can send cookies. The first recipe response to your request sounded yummy! If you do get permission to send them I can also recommend sending ginger snaps. There is a great recipe site: that has a wonderful top secret version recipe of Nabisco's Old Fashioned Ginger Snaps and we all know how great they taste!! Bless you for thinking of the troops---my Dad was a 20 year veteran and served both in Korea and Viet Nam and the servicepeople are most appreciative.