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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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Cost: $2


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


  • 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!


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