Every December, bakers around the country spend the month whipping up cookies to give as gifts. They hand-deliver platters and tins to friends, neighbors and co-workers. But for folks who don’t live within driving distance, there’s an extra step: getting the cookies in the mail. What good is it to take all that care in baking, only to have the box arrive full of crumbs? Here are some of the key ways to get your cookies there safe and sound.
1. Choose recipes that’ll ship
There are lots of cookies that will ship well. Hard, crunchy cookies, like our 3-ingredient shortbread cookies, Double-Drizzled Biscotti and Kipplens, mail like a dream. Slightly soft and chewy cookies, like our Cookie Jar Gingersnaps, and classic Snickerdoodles will make the journey well, as will dense cookies, like fudge brownies and our Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars. And macaroons, like our Chocolate Macadamia Macaroons, actually get better after several days.