Thursday, December 07, 2006

Something useful

Last night I was making cookies for a cookie swap. They were double-dipped in chocolate, and since the chocolate hadn't fully set yet, I wasn't sure how to package them. I didn't want to just pile them on top of each other, because that would ruin them. I didn't have enough plastic containers to single layer 3 doz. cookies. And saran wrap on a paper plate wasn't going to work either. So this is what I came up with. (Didn't take a picture last night, so I'm reenacting this for you ;))


Put your cookies on a paper plate:

Put another paper plate on top and snip through both plates where indicated:


Take your string, ribbon, or raffia and wrap away. Those little snipped areas really hold the string nicely and keep everything together.

Now if I could only find some of this red and white string, I'd be all set!

19 comments:

Kate said...

Good idea! Thanks for sharing.

Ruth said...

That's an awesome idea. I'm going to try very hard to remember it!

Karyn said...

Your treats looks so yummy! What a great idea for packaging!

autum said...

Great idea Joanna!!

kirsten said...

genius!
(necessity really is the mother of invention)

lera said...

What a good idea! Thanks for sharing it.

I've been looking for that same string. I saw Martha used it the other day on her show ...

tamdoll said...

What a great idea to keep everything tidy & away from hungry hands around the kitchen!
I too, love the string - grew up in a bakery where we wrapped blue & white string around all the boxes and it brings back memories everytime I see some.

beki said...

How clever! I'm always stacking paper plates together like that, but never thought to do that.

Katie said...

What a smarty! I agree--the red and white would really be festive. =)

Cathy said...

mmmmm.... cookies!

capello said...

cookies ::drool:

i bought some of that string, but it was in small amounts and i think i paid way too much for it. but i purchased it at... crap! i lost it.

anyway, i just did another search and you can get it at wesellcoffee.com and it costs as much to ship it as it does to buy it -- my total (yes, i just bought some) was 16.90

kimberly said...

What a fabulous idea!!! I'm using this for sure. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Joanna, you have such a vivid imagination! Neat idea.
Just to let you know,I saw on TV an ad about some paper plates--maybe they were styrofoam--with deeply crimped edges so that if one is used as a plate, another can be turned up-side-down and used as the cover. The edges are made to interlock. Sorry, I don't remember the brand. I thought that was a good idea, but even if you had known about them, I'm sure you would not have wanted to make a special trip to the store to find them to pack your cookies! Besides, bows are a lot more fun, and cuter!

blackbird said...

YOU are a GENIUS.

I've been searching for that string for a week...and let me tell you, butcher web sites are not a fun place to browse.kmonyj

Ali said...

You are a genius! Can I steal your idea, because I have the perfect string (hee hee)! And yes, same as Capello, the shipping cost as much as the string did - I should have ordered in bulk shouldn't I?

Lori said...

YAY! Reading your post and the others comments affirmed I am not a crazy person searching high and low both on the Internet and Brick and Mortar for that very same string. My husband told me to give it up... HAHAHA. NO WAY! ;)

amandajean said...

I (finally) made some cloth shoes! I have a photo posted on my blog....thank you for sharing the pattern. They were fun to make and fairly quick. My neighbor is now going to be making them for her little girl as well!

kerflop said...

If ONLY I'd seen this two days ago. I was struggling with a way to deliver our neighbor gifts.

Eren said...

What an easy idea! Thanks so much for sharing...and happy holidays!