Packing and Shipping Holiday Baked Goods

Has the baking begun for your holiday season?  Do you send out those baked goods to friends, family and everyone else who may be on your list plus a few last minute additions?  Everyone knows that those homemade baked goods give a feeling of warmth and comfort on those winter nights, and bring joy to the holiday spirit?  Then it’s time to start thinking about packaging and shipping holiday baked goods so they arrive safely and in one piece. Here are a few tips to make sure you packaging and shipping go smoothly.

Shipping Holiday Cookies
Shipping holiday baked goods is a great way to send your love friends and family.

What baked goods to ship

White Chocolate, Cranberry and Macadamia Nut Cookies, Gingerbread Cutout Cookies Recipe and Apple Pies are some of the best baked goods to ship. Remembering to pick baked goods that are strong enough to travel and that will stay fresh throughout their drive.  There are all kinds of wonderful homemade baked goods that you can package and ship with local drivers who will take special care of your goodies.  By using a local shipper your options are limitless and your goodies will arrive personally delivered and not just left on a doorstep.

Gingerbread Cutout Cookies ship well and stay tasty and chewy even after a couple of days. Drop cookies, brownies and fudge are also excellent choices because they can handle the drive and shipping with ease.

Gingerbread Men Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies ship well and stay tasty and chewy, even after a couple of days pass.

How to pack your baked goods for shipping

Packing your baked goods as soon as they have cooled will keep them fresh and is the best practice when packing and shipping your holiday baked goods.  Use Ziploc bags to seal the baked goods to keep them fresh and then placing them in airtight containers.  Be sure to use wax paper between the layers of the baked goods to keep them separated; this will help with shifting of the baked goods during transport.  Finally, place your carefully packed baked goods inside of a larger box and fill in the space around your baked goods with bubble wrap and packing peanuts to prevent movement during shipping.

Preparing cookies for shipping
Fill in the space around your baked goods with bubble wrap and packing peanuts to prevent movement during shipping.

How to ship your holiday baked goods

However you choose to ship your package it is usually best to make sure you clarify that you need the baked goods shipped as express or priority so that that your package will arrive in 1-2 days or even the same day depending on the driver you choose.  This way, your carefully packed cookies, pies and other baked goods will arrive as fresh and in one piece as soon as possible.

Shipperoo can help you find the best driver to make sure your baked goods arrive fresh, safely and delivered with the person receiving this special holiday cheer.  Sign-up today to get you holiday baked goods shipped on-time by pre-scheduling with Shipperoo’s drivers at Shipperoo.com.

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