How to Bag Sugar Cookies for Shipping
You can see how I bag cookie favors for local pick up here. Cookies are bagged slightly differently when they are to be shipped.
When shipping cookies, ask your customer if the cookies will be going onto a platter at the party or if the cookies are to remain in the favor bags at the party.
If the cookies will be removed from the bags and placed on a platter, heat-seal the bags closed directly above the cookies and cut the bags short.
I use a 12" Impulse Heat Sealer with cutter.
If the cookies are to remain in the favor bags, here is what I do.........
Seal the bags about 1" above the cookie. That way the sealed line will be hidden once the curling ribbon is tied.
Add a sticker to the backs of the bags with your business information.
Include ribbon for your customer to tie once the package arrives. See here for how to cut ribbon quickly!
I used to tie the ribbon myself before shipping. The gathered bags and the top tails took up so much room in the box! I couldn't fit as many cookies as I wanted. One day, it finally occurred to me to NOT tie the bags prior to shipping.
NOT tying the bags yourself is one of the best tips I have for shipping cookies!
Include business cards and ingredient information in case anyone has allergy issues.
Below is a box of cookie favors, tied, ready for local pick up. Look at those long bags! Imagine if this was for shipping. The long bags would have to be turned sideways. I wouldn't have been able to fit all of these cookies into one bakery box.
Below is a box of cookies ready for shipping. The long favor bags were folded to the back. Many more cookies can fit into the box AND the cookies can rest up against each other nicely for support.
Your cookies are bagged up and ready to be boxed. How to pack and ship them? Check out this tutorial on shipping cookies.
If your cookies are to be picked up or delivered locally, I bag the cookies differently. You can see that tutorial here.
Question for you: How do you bag cookies for shipping? Anything the same or different? Let us know in the comments. Thanks!
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