Cookie Boxing Tutorial

Easy cookie boxing tutorial for shipping your cookies, hot chocolate bombs, and homemade marshmallows with NO breakage! All you need is a pretty bakery box, plastic wrap, some cardstock, and some shredded paper for packing! I shipped these cookies from Oregon to Texas as a test and they arrived perfectly.

I used my snickerdoodle, double chocolate chip cookie, lemon shortbread, homemade marshmallows, and hot chocolate bombs for this cookie boxing but you can use any cookie recipe you want. 

cookies being boxed up for shipping

My friend Sara from Sara’s Sweets TX was the one who taught me how to package cookies this way. Over the years she has sent me box after box of beautifully decorated sugar cookies and they always arrive perfectly. 

She actually heat seals the cookies inside cellophane with the cardboard backing and then wraps each cookie in bubble wrap! Very time consuming but when the cookies look as amazing as these, it’s not hard to see why she goes through that extra effort. 

dinosaur cookies

These are hand-painted dinosaur cookies from Avalon’s Dino-FOUR birthday.

Bug Theme Sugar Cookies Gorgeous bug-themed cookies for Avalons’ third bug birthday party. 

Cooking Boxing Supplies

It’s a good idea to have everything you want to ship already baked ahead of time. I freeze my cookies to keep them fresh. You don’t need to freeze marshmallows, candy, or chocolates. 

cooking boxing supplies

I got these cute Christmas bakery boxes online and they came in a pack of 12. They measure 8″x6″x3″ and fit perfectly inside a flat rate box from USPS. 

I also used some shredded paper and plastic wrap to pack my cookies. The plastic wrap keeps them fresh and the shredded paper provides padding so that they don’t end up turning into crumbled broken cookies during shipping. 

You’ll also need some heavy cardstock or cake boards to place in between your larger cookies so they don’t break during shipping. 

I use parchment paper to wrap up smaller cutout cookies like shortbread or Linzer cookies. 

Cupcake liners work great to hold your hot chocolate cocoa bombs in place so they don’t roll around. 

I found some adorable little treat bags to put my marshmallows in but you could just wrap them in more plastic wrap if you want. 

This isn’t required but some cute stickers and ribbon are also nice to decorate some of the wrapped goodies. 

Cute labels for your hot chocolate bombs

Cookie Boxing Step-By-Step

Step 1 – Cut some cardstock or cake boards to the size of your larger cookies. 

snickerdoodle cookies with cardboard in between

If you have sugar cookies that are cut into shapes, just make the cardboard either a circle or square so that all sides of the cookie are supported. No need to cut it exactly to the shape of the cookie 

Step 2 – Place the cardboard between the two cookies (flat back sides together) and then wrap with plastic wrap to hold them in place. The cardboard will support the cookie during shipping and keep it from bending and breaking. 

snickerdoodles wrapped in plastic wrap with a snowflake sticker

Step 3 – Wrap your hot chocolate bombs in plastic wrap and place them into a cupcake wrapper. It’s good to include a hot chocolate tag or something that explains how to use hot chocolate bombs because I have learned not everyone knows to add hot milk and stir, they just eat them and get surprised by that hot chocolate mix inside haha. 

hot chocolate bomb wrapped in plastic wrap inside a cupcake wrapper

Step 4 – Stack your cutout cookies end to end to make a log. Wrap them in a layer of plastic wrap to keep them together and seal in the freshness. Wrap the outside with parchment paper and tie the ends with string. The parchment paper will help protect the delicate edges during shipping. 

wrapping cutout cookies in plastic wrap

wrapping cutout cookies in parchment paper

Step 5 – Place marshmallows into goodie bags or wrap them in plastic wrap. Goodie bags are also great for smaller meringue cookies or chocolates. 

homemade marshmallows in a goodie bag with a ribbon

Step 6 – Layer all your goodies in the box and fill any empty spaces with shredded paper. You don’t want any gaps. Gaps allow movement and movement = breakage. 

packing cookies in a box

Step 7 – Close your box and place it into your larger box with more shredded paper on the bottom, sides, and top. If you’re in a really hot area or it’s summertime when you’re reading this, you might want to include a cold pack.

how to ship your cookies without them breaking

Now your cookies are ready to ship! Shipping your cookies is a great way to spread Holiday cheer, show loved ones near and far you are thinking of them, and also a great way to expand your business if you sell cookies!

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cookie boxing tutorial

Cookie Boxing Tutorial

How to package and box your cookies, homemade marshmallows, hot chocolate bombs, or other goodies so that you can ship them without them breaking or cracking.
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Print Rate Never Miss A Cake
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Cost: $2

Ingredients

Cookie Boxing Materials

  • 1 8"x6" bakery box
  • 1 medium USPS flat rate box
  • shredded paper
  • plastic wrap
  • parchment paper
  • 2 regular cupcake wrappers
  • 1 3"x4" goodie bag
  • 1 8"x11" cardstock or cake board

Instructions

  • Cut some cardstock or cake boards to the size of your larger cookies. 
  • Place the cardboard between the two cookies (flat back sides together) and then wrap with plastic wrap to hold them in place. The cardboard will support the cookie during shipping and keep it from bending and breaking. 
  • Wrap your hot chocolate bombs in plastic wrap and place them into a cupcake wrapper. It's good to include a paper tag or something that explains how to use hot chocolate bombs because I have learned not everyone knows to add hot milk and stir, they just eat them and get surprised by that hot chocolate mix inside haha.
  • lace marshmallows into goodie bags or wrap them in plastic wrap. Goodie bags are also great for smaller meringue cookies or chocolates. 
  • Layer all your goodies in the box and fill any empty spaces with shredded paper. You don't want any gaps. Gaps allow movement and movement = breakage. 
  • Close your box and place it into your larger box with more shredded paper on the bottom, sides, and top. If you're in a really hot area or it's summertime when you're reading this, you might want to include a cold pack.
  • Now your cookies are ready to ship! Shipping your cookies is a great way to spread Holiday cheer, show loved ones near and far you are thinking of them, and also a great way to expand your business if you sell cookies!

Notes

Bake all your cookies in advance and freeze them until you are ready to ship them
Add a cold pack to the top of your box if you're in a hot area
 

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