Pizzelle are an excellent gift at Christmas or for any occasion. But when it is time to package them up for gift giving, it can be hard to be sure that the delicate cookies do not crack when delivered.
Anyone who has made an effort to transport pizzelle or have bought them on the net understand just how prone to breaking these goodies tend to be. And even though one or two crushed cookies may not be devastating, a container full of them totally destroys the appearance of the gift. So, how do you carry or ship containers of these desserts to family and friends without presenting them with a box full of crumbs in the end?
If you aren't moving them far, and if you are taking them physically, you can organize them on a cookie plate on their own or as a part of a cookie variety. When doing this, ensure that the cookies lie flat on the plate or tray. They can be stacked if you wish, but try to keep them flat. Cover gently with a sheet of cellophane wrap and ensure that the tray lies flat during transport.
A different way to give them away as a present is to pack them up in small boxes. This works best when bringing them somewhere to share as a number of presents, like when going to a celebration or other gathering. Cardboard mug boxes or medium sized candy and treat boxes work nicely for this. Of course, individual pizzelle makers make different sized cookies, so determine the diameter of the cookie and calculate the dimensions of the box before selecting any container to use to place them in. If you do not do this, then you could end up with containers that are just a bit small for your cookies.
Cookie tins work well for when you must have them protected. This is excellent for when you are shipping cookies or where a dish or cardboard box is likely to be crushed while being delivered. Old cookie tins can be used again, or you can generally find them offered at discount stores. As with the cardboard containers, be sure that you know the size of the cookies to ensure they will fit into the containers.
When packaging pizzelle for transport, no matter which kind of container that you make use of, watch out to not overcrowd the snacks. Doing so presents a larger risk of breakage. And if you are shipping the cookies or taking them in a container that is a bit too large, protect the fragile cookies by stuffing the empty areas with clean crumpled paper towels.