Google Sugar Dot Cookies: Tutorial - How to Package Sugar Cookies for Shipping

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tutorial - How to Package Sugar Cookies for Shipping

 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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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this info :)

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  2. I am curious to find out if you know a rough idea of how much it cost to mail the cookies. I know it depends on weight, type of shipping, and where they are going. I am looking at mailing about 250 cookies from the DC area to Long Island NY. Please let me know (or at least an idea of what the weight of the shipment may be). Thank you!

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    1. Hi Casey. I keep a record of how much each of my shipments weigh. For example, today I shipped 40 race cars. The weight was 3 lbs, 13 oz. I add that to an excel spread sheet. Then when I'm needing to calculate shipping, I look through my list for something comparable that I've shipped before to get an idea on weight. Then plug that weight into the usps website with the zip code my order will be shipped to.

      I can't really guess the weight without knowing the size/shape of those 250 cookies.

      When shipping large orders, I fit two 10"x10"x5" bakery boxes into a single 12x12 shipping box. I've been able to fit up to 150 cookies in those two bakery boxes with weights ranging from 9 lbs to 12 lbs for the whole shipping box.

      Hope that helps at least a little. :)

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