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How to ship cookies

How to Ship Cookies

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: n/a
  • Total Time: 6 minute
  • Yield: n/a


How to ship cookies so they stay perfectly fresh? Flash freeze and ship them to friends and family…using dry ice!


  • Festive cookies
  • Paper plates
  • Sealable bag or plastic wrap
  • Mallet or hammer
  • Protective gloves
  • Dry ice (find it here)
  • Tongs
  • Styrofoam cooler
  • Two pieces of cardboard or other packing materials


Important: Read the dry ice handling instructions above before starting. Go to this video to watch the entire process!

  1. Place the cookies on a plate: Place your cookies on a paper plate, then inside a sealable bag or wrap them with plastic wrap.
  2. Break the dry ice into large pieces: Put on safety goggles and protective gloves. Keeping the dry ice in the plastic packaging, use a mallet or hammer to gently break the dry ice into 2 to 3 large pieces to fit inside the cooler. (Don’t chip at the dry ice with a knife or other sharp object.)
  3. Add dry ice to the cooler: Place one half of the dry ice in the bottom of your cooler. Place a piece of cardboard or other packing material over the dry ice to avoid direct contact between the cookies and the dry ice.
  4. Add the cookies and more dry ice: Place the sealed bags of cookies on top of the piece of cardboard or packing materials. Place another piece of cardboard or packing materials over the cookies. Place the other half of the dry ice on top of the final piece of cardboard or packing materials.
  5. Close and ship: Close the lid. The cookies should stay frozen in the original cooler for 24 hours. Transport to a freezer after quick freezing if being kept for longer period of time. The packaged cooler is now ready to ship overnight to friends and family near and far.
  • Category: Shipping
  • Method: Dry Ice
  • Cuisine: American

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