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Boxes for cookie gifts
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Hi Annie! Do you have any sample boxes to fill and see what they look like? Maybe start with a 7" square? I've found that boxes are so much easier than trays. It actually doesn't matter what size box as long as there's enough tissue wrap to fill in the gaps.
oh my no no no no no--way too easy--i went the so called 'scientific' box picking route and while i did permanently fry several vital brain cells in the process i did get perfect boxes for my wares--i have pictures on the other computer and i just can't move right now--will post them in the morning...
gold window boxes no less--i can fit six muffin papers in each box and each muffin liner held one star shaped caramel sandwich cookie, two pecan linzer cookies filled with southern comfort tea jelly, and then a small snowflake cookie on top i think--and then setting on top of those were two giant snowflake cookies that peeked through the window on top--something like that--
they all fit like a glove in there so i guess it was a good trade off for a slightly smoked head --
Well, you've got it figured out if your cookies have to be bear proof!
Have a great night!
see if i can find those box pictures
oh yeah i had a few red metallic ones too--and greaseproof red tissue separating the giant snowlfakes from the cookie filled cupcake wrappers underneath--
because you can get any kind of muffin liners for any holiday--paired with the gold boxes --you can use them all year
then there's the star caramel sandwich and the red rimmed linzer topped with a mini snowflake--so anyway there's my boxes
these are really classy, liz
Thanks everyone! Yes, I am just doing one layer - a variety of sizes, two in one cup of the smaller ones, laid out in a 3 x 3 grid, with the fancy decorated sugar cookie in the middle. If you were stacking, you could easily fit two dozen cookies, I think.
I think the chocolate boxes are good too - seems appetizing, and can coordinate with a lot of different colors.
I would love to share where I got the ribbon, too. It was from ribbonfactory.com - made in the USA, and a 100 yard roll was only about $13 plus shipping. I did get a roll from the seconds area (with tiny flaws every so often, but I haven't really noticed any) so that made it a little cheaper than the first quality. I would highly recommend this vendor. :)
We are opening a separate bakery retail location across the street from our restaurant in a new year round market - part farmer's market, part artisan foods, part artists and craftspeople. I will be a permanent vendor selling retail cookies/bars/small cakes/eclairs/etc. They are doing an open house next week to preview the space to our community, so I am making up 100 boxes to sell that evening.
I will also sell them as a sampler for my first year open, so people can try a variety of what I offer. Hoping it will also be a good way to boost my average ticket sales on opening.
As for shelf life, I will be packaging them the day of the event, so they will be fresh for a couple of days after purchase.