Yes, you can mail cookies! You can mail them via USPS, Fedex and UPS and, depending on how fast you want them to arrive, you can choose expedited shipping. What is this? You want your cookies to arrive fresh so I recommend using, at a maximum, three to four-day shipping depending on the kind of cookie you’re sending.
Line the bottom of a durable, rigid box or cookie tin with cushioning material (like some crumpled parchment), then place larger and heavier cookies on the bottom, and smaller cookies on top. You can also add a layer of parchment paper or wax paper between each cookie for additional protection.
ORGANIZE YOUR GOODS PROPERLY: When mailing individual treats like cookies or bars, arrange them neatly in a plastic container or tin with wax paper between each item before packing into mailing box. When packed properly inside, they won’t be susceptible to elements from the outside.
Food can only be shipped to the U.S. if it is being sent from one individual (not a company), to another individual. Customs forms must clearly be marked “gift” and state that the food is for personal consumption. You will also require a full list of the ingredients to be included for Customs.
Should you freeze baked goods before shipping?
It is best to freeze baked goods before shipping them. Sturdy items such as quick bread, unfrosted cakes, fruit/nut pies, cookies, and bars are the best-baked goods to ship.
USPS, UPS, and FedEx offer medium flat-rate boxes that will get your cookies there in one to three days and will cost between $15 and $30, depending on the destination (you can get three- to four-dozen cookies in each box).
How do you ship baked goods and keep them fresh?
Shipping Baked Goods
- Choose baked goods that are moist, firm and hard—not brittle. …
- Use two containers: one for your baked goods and one as the shipping container.
- Wrap cookies individually or place back-to-back and wrap loosely as a pair in plastic wrap or zip-lock plastic bags.
How much does it cost to mail baked goods?
If your package of cookies weighs under 1 lb (16 oz), then USPS First Class Package Service will hands down be your cheapest option to ship them. This service features quick delivery between 1 and 3 business days, and only costs $3 to $4 per package depending on where you’re shipping to!
Bakery or homemade cookies can be stored at room temperature two to three weeks or two months in the refrigerator. Cookies retain their quality when stored in the freezer for eight to 12 months. Moist bars, such as cheesecake and lemon bars, can be refrigerated for seven days.
How to Package Cookies for Mailing
- Use a durable, rigid box or empty tin as a mailing container. …
- Wrap four to six cookies of the same size together in aluminum foil, plastic wrap or plastic bags. …
- Don’t pack crisp and soft cookies together.
For optimal freshness, consider springing for overnight shipping. Shipping a standard, two-pound package via the U.S. Postal Service’s Express Mail costs $19 and up; check out ups.com or fedex.com for other overnight services.
If you’re shipping cookies or other holiday goodies, you’re not required to mark the box with “perishable”—but you certainly can if you like. 7. Select express shipping. Depending on how the package is sent, domestic delivery can take up to five days, Frum says.
Can I bring baked goods into the United States?
into the U.S.? Generally, there are no restrictions on baked goods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has a general list of approved products of which breads, cakes, cookies, and other bakery goods are listed.
Top Tips: How to Mail Cookies
Wrap bar cookies individually in plastic wrap. Pack cookies in a sturdy tin or airtight container but don’t overstuff your container; crowded cookies could damage each other. Likewise, don’t under-pack your container so the cookies move around too much.