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How to Pack Cookies for Shipping: A Cookie Recipe

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Knowing how to pack cookies for shipping is an incredibly important life skill and nothing makes it easier than this one bowl soft base cookie recipe!

Knowing how to pack cookies for shipping is an incredibly important life skill and nothing makes it easier than this one bowl soft base cookie recipe!

My baby brother has been talking about joining the military since he was about 10 or 11 years old. And it’s been really fascinating to watch the evolution of his military career as he’s gotten older.

First he wanted to be a Marine right out of high school and then he wanted to go to the Virginia Military Institute where both our Uncles went to school and then he wanted to avoid that college debt and just join the Army.

Which he finally did in August. Heading to Georgia for basic training and then god knows where to finish out his MOS training.

Knowing how to pack cookies for shipping is an incredibly important life skill and nothing makes it easier than this one bowl soft base cookie recipe!

And while I’m a little scared about him joining the Army with the current state of our nation and the instability of our 45th president I’m also so incredibly proud.

Proud because he’s doing what he’s always wanted to do and I know what that feels like. To get to make your dreams come true every day. I did that as a teacher and now as a business owner.

Proud of some of the very grown up choices he’s made for himself even at the tender age of 19. Like avoiding college debt and really mapping out his future. Even though we all know what they say about the best laid plans, it shows me he’s got a good head on his shoulders and he’s thinking a couple steps ahead.

Proud of his courage to move away from everyone and everything he’s ever known to do something he’s never done.

Knowing how to pack cookies for shipping is an incredibly important life skill and nothing makes it easier than this one bowl soft base cookie recipe!

And since his obession with cookies is as strong as my obsession with cupcakes I wanted to send him a little “I’m proud you’re kicking ass” care package and combine his favorite candy with his favorite soft cookie recipe for a delicious mega cookie that I know he’ll love.

Mega like amazing, though. Not mega like big. Because then we wouldn’t be able to ship it the easiest way in the history of ways to ship cookies. In a Pringles can.

Knowing how to pack cookies for shipping is an incredibly important life skill and nothing makes it easier than this one bowl soft base cookie recipe!

Shipping cookies in a Pringles can is one of the BEST ways I’ve found after my years of volunteering for a soldier adoption program.

This method kept the cookies generally in one piece and didn’t require wrapping each individual cookie in cling wrap to keep it from drying out into a hard little cookie frisbee during shipping. Which is generally the most important part, right?!

At least to the recipient. Plus knowing how to ship cookies is practically a super power.

Knowing how to pack cookies for shipping is an incredibly important life skill and nothing makes it easier than this one bowl soft base cookie recipe!

I like to cover the can with some colored scrap book paper which is super cheap at your local craft store. Usually less than $1 a piece. And secure it with some double sided tape. This 1) helps make the can pretty and 2) doesn’t fool your soldier into thinking they’re getting Pringles instead of cookies.

But if you’re a bit sadistic like that you can totally leave them unwrapped, too 😉

Once you’ve covered the can lay the cookies in a line {almost like soldiers hehe} at the bottom of the bag so they fit in the can in a column. #protip Also make sure your cookies are small enough to fit inside the can.

I like to seal up all but one corner of the bag, stuff the bag down into the can with the unsealed end up {I find that the bag also adds a bit of extra bulk which keeps the cookies more secure too}, and then seal off the bag completely. Then just push the corner down into the can and pop the top on.

Easy peasy!

Knowing how to pack cookies for shipping is an incredibly important life skill and nothing makes it easier than this one bowl soft base cookie recipe!

And since psychologists have found that baking for others makes the baker feel as good as the recipients I see a lot of care packages in my future!

Especially with my new collection of Bob’s Red Mill flours that are milled from premium quality ingredients and give baked goods that extra touch of something delicious. And since I’m currently obsessed with macarons I’m going to put their finely ground almond flour to good use!

I can neither confirm nor deny if I will ship those or just eat them all myself, though 😉

Knowing how to pack cookies for shipping is an incredibly important life skill and nothing makes it easier than this one bowl soft base cookie recipe!

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Knowing how to pack cookies for shipping is an incredibly important life skill and nothing makes it easier than this one bowl soft base cookie recipe!

Knowing how to pack cookies for shipping is an incredibly important life skill and nothing makes it easier than this one bowl soft base cookie recipe!

One Bowl Soft Base Cookie Recipe

Yield: 12 cookies
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

This soft base cookie recipe is perfect for adding whatever candies or mixins you like to make a unique custom cookie each time you whip up a batch!

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter,, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar,, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup candy or mixins of your choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and in a medium bowl beat together melted butter and sugars until well combined. Add in vanilla and egg and mix well.
  2. To the same bowl add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until completely combined. This dough is a little wet but that aids in the soft factor!
  3. Fold in the candy or other mixins of your choice.
  4. Scoop dough in 1" balls and bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. You want them to be slightly underdone so they stay soft and they'll keep cooking a little bit after you take them out of the oven. Do not over bake!
  5. Allow to cool completely before packaging.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Pinch of Yum

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