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Old 12-01-2008, 11:53 PM   #1
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Mailing soft cookies in the mail?

By soft cookies, I don't mean ones that have a frosting or filling in them.
I mean cookies that have a soft texture as opposed to a crisp one.
I want to mail some molasses spice cookies of the soft variety, I'm just afraid that with mailing them, they'll not arrive at their destination in one piece (rather fragments). This is not what I want; I would prefer for the cookies to arrive intact.

I have no clue whether the 2nd recipe will produce a soft cookie or
a crisp cookie. Can somebody give me an idea of what the texture of the 2nd cookie will be (crisp or soft) just by skimming through the ingredient list with the 2nd cookie recipe? I've never made this recipe before, so I don't know what type of texture this cookie will have.

Would you recommend mailing soft cookies or advise against it?

These are the recipes I'd like to use for molasses spice cookies:

Molasses Spice Cookies Recipe | Simply Recipes

The 2nd recipe is an actual recipe, as it's one i have in my archives; I didn't find it off the internet, and thus don't have a link to provide for the recipe.

1 c margarine, softened
1/2 c shortening
2 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c molasses
4-1/2 c all-purpose flour
4 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
2 t cinnamon
1 t nutmeg
2 t ginger
1 t ground cloves

Cream margarine with shortening
and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs
and molasses; blend throughly. Whisk together flour, baking soda,
salt and spices; gradually beat into molasses mixture. Roll dough
into 1 inch balls. Dip top of each
ball in granulated sugar. Place
3 inches apart (sugared side up)
on lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake @ 375 F 10-12 minutes. Cool
2-3 minutes.


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Old 12-02-2008, 06:26 AM   #2
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Whenever I mail cookies, I overnight them. Bake them in the morning, giving them enough time to cool before you wrap them. Bring them to the post office right before it closes so they are handled just a bit less. If you wrap them properly, they won't break.

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Old 12-02-2008, 06:42 AM   #3
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I have had several family members in Iraq and I have sent cookies to them in pringle cans. They arrive intact and undamage.
My sugar cookies, and my peanut butter ones would fall apart when i shippped them any other way.

you just have to make them the size of the inside of the can.
I have found i use a smaller icecream scoop and they come out perfect size.
aThe can are also easy for them to store as they were limited to space.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:56 AM   #4
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My mom used to send me goodies when I was in college, and she packed them in popcorn. It makes great packing material.
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