Pizzelle make a great gift at Christmas or for any occasion. But when it is time to wrap them up for presenting, it can be difficult to be sure that the thin cookies do not crumble when sent.
Anyone who has made an effort to pack pizzelle or have purchased them online understand just how prone to breaking these desserts tend to be. And though one or two damaged cookies may not be too bad, a container full of them totally messes up the look of the present. So, how do you move or ship containers of these sweets to family and friends without presenting them with a box full of crumbs in the end?
If you aren’t going to be transporting them far, and if you are transporting them physically, you can place them on a cookie tray on their own or as part of a cookie variety. When doing this, make sure that the cookies sit flat on the plate or tray. They can be stacked if you need to, but try to keep them flat. Cover carefully with a sheet of cellophane wrap and make certain that the tray sits flat during transport.
One other way to give them as gifts is to package them up in smaller containers. This works best when carrying them somewhere to share as a number of gifts, for example when going to a celebration or other gathering. Cardboard mug boxes or medium sized candy and treat boxes work for this. Having said that, individual pizzelle makers yield varying sized cookies, so determine the diameter of the cookie and measure the measurements of the box before investing in any container to use to place them in. If you do not do this, then you may end up with containers that are just a bit small for your cookies.
Cookie tins work well for when you must have them well protected. This is excellent for when you are sending cookies or where a tray or cardboard box could possibly be crushed while being carried. Old cookie tins can be used again, or you can generally find them sold at discount stores. As with the cardboard boxes, be sure that you know the size of the cookies to ensure they will fit into the tins.
When packaging pizzelle for sending, no matter which type of container that you make use of, watch out to not overcrowd the treats. Doing so presents a larger risk of breakage. And if you are sending the cookies or taking them in a box that is a bit too large, protect the breakable cookies by stuffing the empty spots with clean crumpled paper towels.