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post #1 of 66
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What size boxes do you guys use when you're giving cookie gifts? There's about eight different kinds and they aren't really big (no more than 4 inches). It's a combo of cut outs, sandwich cookies, and bar cookies. I'm just going to pile them in the box; I'm not getting really scientific about it. Each box will need to hold about 2 dozen.
post #2 of 66

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.  

 

 

and cookie boxes filled then tied.line up your boxes 

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post #3 of 66
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Mimi, thanks for the idea and for sharing those great pictures! I don't have any samples but I was thinking about a 7" square as well. I might order some samples to try them out. I bought some fom Hobby Lobby today and they sucked so badly...flimsy and cheap and half were falling part. Shoulda known better!
post #4 of 66

Mimi's adorable boxes....Love em!!!

 my booring Alaska Style bags.   'Food Saver' Seal a Meal in a bag, tie a ribbon on top, snow and bear proof.  those boxes are a million times prettier.


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post #5 of 66
Hi Annie! These are what I am using for a sampler box for an event next week. It is the 8 x 8 x 2.5 inch pie box from BRP. I will have a dozen of a variety of bars and cookies, each in their own grease proof liner/cup.

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post #6 of 66

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 --

 

:-D

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #7 of 66
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Mimi's adorable boxes....Love em!!!

 my booring Alaska Style bags.   'Food Saver' Seal a Meal in a bag, tie a ribbon on top, snow and bear proof.  those boxes are a million times prettier.

 

Well, you've got it figured out if your cookies have to be bear proof!

 

Have a great night!

 

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post #8 of 66
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Mimi's adorable boxes....Love em!!!

 my booring Alaska Style bags.   'Food Saver' Seal a Meal in a bag, tie a ribbon on top, snow and bear proof.  those boxes are a million times prettier.

 

snow and bear proof very pretty too!!!

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #9 of 66

see if i can find those box pictures

 

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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

 

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then there's the star caramel sandwich and the red rimmed linzer topped with a mini snowflake--so anyway there's my boxes

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #10 of 66
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Hi Annie! These are what I am using for a sampler box for an event next week. It is the 8 x 8 x 2.5 inch pie box from BRP. I will have a dozen of a variety of bars and cookies, each in their own grease proof liner/cup.

Liz

 

 

these are really classy, liz

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #11 of 66
Liz those are really pretty.
post #12 of 66
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Thanks everyone for sharing your ideas and pictures. Liz, are you just doing one layer of cookies in your sample box? I was actually looking at that chocolate brown color. I think it goes with most colors and it's really pretty.
post #13 of 66

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. :)

 

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post #14 of 66

Liz, your boxes are beautiful! Are these for retail only, or do you also sell them wholesale? And the shelf life?

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post #15 of 66

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.

 

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