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Old 12-14-09, 01:38 PM   #1
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Best way to transport Christmas cookies

Hi Folks,

In years past my wife baked all the Christmas cookies over a weekend and I'd drive them in to work that Monday (the one day that I would always drive every year). This year she changed it up on me and is baking each night this week. I don't want to drive each day to deliver cookies, but I have a problem: I don't have a bike with a rack anymore!

Here's the question: what's the best way to transport cookies in a backpack such that they don't get broken on the way in? All of her cookie tins lay horizontally; that won't work.

Thanks in advance for any useful suggestions!

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Old 12-14-09, 01:54 PM   #2
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Transport them in your stomach. Problem solved.
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I've done this in the past (Although I drove in today - more employees this year...)

I found cylindrical tins about the diameter of the cookie (bought with this problem in mind). I lined each tin with tissue paper, dropped the cookies in. They were packed, but gently, so no shifting could happen. I scotch-taped the tin shut, then put them into a backpack - worked fine.

If you already have the tins. Tissue paper is your friend. Or, call a taxi and put the bike in their trunk.
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Along the same lines, I've got to take a pumpkin pie to work on Wednesday. Any ideas?
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Old 12-14-09, 02:27 PM   #5
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Use a larger backpack and newspaper/t-shirts to keep your pie or cookie tins horizontal.
I have this big old olive drab backpack that would work perfectly for pies or tins, I think it's
a military surplus ALICE pack without the frame. Check your local surplus store!
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Transport them in your stomach. Problem solved.
I expected this would be the first response. Thanks for confirming my expectations.
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My address for cookie delivery is...
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I just did this today. I was transporting relatively small-diameter cookies (ginger snaps), so I took a big square Tupperware container and turned it on one side, stacked the cookies in, and put the whole thing in my pannier. There were a few casualties on the ride, but it worked pretty well. If you have bigger cookies, you could put them in the container as you'd normally do and strap or bungee the container on the deck of your rack.
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strapped to a rack?
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Why not just put them in some tupperware containers and put them in the backpack? If you pack them relatively snugly I don't think they would break or crumble (although I've never tried it).
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Old 12-15-09, 07:30 AM   #11
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Any crushproof container will do.
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I routinely bring takeout home once a week from all over NYC in a backpack and rarely have any problems. I think the cookie thing could be done! A tin about the size of the base of your backpack is a good start. I'd probably stuff it with something to keep the cookies from moving around (bubble sheets? newspaper? (ick!) crumpled plastic wrap?) I'd also stuff the backpack to keep the tin(s) from moving around. You may also want to pad the back -- round containers in a backpack have a way of digging into your back. BTW, don't know if you get the same sort of Chinese take-out soup containers we get in NYC but they're great for stacking cookies vertically too.
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Hmmm, yummy. *Give them to me, I'll carry them for you, but they must not have peanut in them (allergic). *Btw, I'll take that pumpkin pie also.

Seriously, depending on the size and type of your cookies, you can stack them inside a cylinder like container such as a sphagetti container. If they are larger in diameter, then something like a tortilla container will work. **
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Along the same lines, I've got to take a pumpkin pie to work on Wednesday. Any ideas?
I've done this (bundt cakes as well) in my Carradice SQR Slim. It's wide enough to hold either a pie or a bundt cake (or a laptop, but you can't eat that) and sits mostly flat.

For Cookies: I'd recommend packing them in whipped cream...this will keep them from moving around ;-)
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Transport the dough. Bake 'em when you get there.
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re close able coffee can, or Pringles can but I think the Pringles can will be too small in diameter. Of course you'll have to deal with the contents before loading your cookies. what a fun holiday thread!
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Old 12-17-09, 10:11 AM   #17
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Cookies can be transported easily in any crush proof container by adding paper towels as packing material. Fold/layer a few on the bottom, then put one or two in between each layer, and fold/layer on top.

Other packing materials could be used, too, I suppose.
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Transport them in your stomach. Problem solved.
Yeah same as pizza.
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This worked for me...I think I could have fit the containers into my largest backpack-style messenger bag.

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Cookies can be transported easily in any crush proof container by adding paper towels as packing material. Fold/layer a few on the bottom, then put one or two in between each layer, and fold/layer on top.

Other packing materials could be used, too, I suppose.
I brought in some cookies before Thanksgiving using a similar packing scheme. I didn't think ahead when I loaded the container, so no paper in the bottom. That was where the few casualties wound up. But bunched up paper towels on top kept them from jumping around on the bumps.
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