St. Patty's Day: HOW TO SEND A HOLIDAY PACKAGE WITH COOKIES

3.16.2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's not only a fun green holiday but it is also our mom's Birthday!! Yay, two celebrations in one! Happy Birthday Momsie!

 You now see where we get our good looks from huh?

Growing up, my mom would always send us packages on the holidays with lots of goodies in them.  This year for her birthday I thought, "I should send her one!"  Here are a few steps when preparing a fun holiday package!

  1. Plan Early.  Give yourself a month in advance. Any time you go to the store, lookout for the right color of items you want ex. red/pink for Valentine's Day, green for today etc., and get a few things each time you go.  This makes is easier on the pocket book, rather then spending a ton at one time. 


The goodie box, with all the green useful stuff I could find


2. Find a Box and Decorate it.  I just got new shoes so I saved the box from that. I put some green tissue paper in it before I put all the goodies in.  
I had the kids decorate the box. 
They loved it!
3. Make your cookies the same day you are going to ship the package.  Do this so that they can be as fresh as possible when they arrive. Here is the recipe I use for the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 Cup Butter
1 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp. Milk
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
1 Egg
1 3/4 - 2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 tsp. Salt
3/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 Cup large Pecan pieces (if desired)

Bake at 375 degrees for 11-13 min for a crispier cookie or 8-10 for a softer one. 
I cream the butter and sugar first and then throw the milk, vanilla and egg in, give it a good mix and then put the rest in there. 
I added a few drops of green food coloring to make them special for the holiday. 
You want to make the dough balls kind of small, because you want the cookies to be on the smaller side for packing purposes.
Take them out at the desired time and leave them on the pan for 1-2 minutes and then let them cool on a cooling rack. 


Let them cool COMPLETELY before you pack them up.  The best way to send cookies so that they stay fresh and not broken is in a Pringle container! I wrapped my cookies in tinfoil and then shoved them in. 

4. Wrap the box in brown wrapping paper with the address on it and SHIP IT! You can find out how much it will cost at postcalc.usps.com. You might also just want to get a flat rate box instead of using a shoe box.  Click the link for prices. 

It's so fun sending a care package, so whether you are away from family or have a missionary, send them a surprise!
I hope you have a fun and exciting holiday!

1 comment :

  1. I love this Tiff! This looks like such fun! Good job!

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