12/02/2011 04:25 pm ET | Updated Aug 31, 2012

10 Homemade Christmas Cookies You Can Mail

Mailing cookies to your favorite people is a surefire way to make them feel loved during the holiday season. But there's a catch -- if you send the wrong kind of treats, your cookies might become stale by the time they arrive.

To help you avoid this dilemma, we compiled our 10 most shippable cookie recipes, from long-lasting gingerbread to sturdy biscotti. (No matter which cookies you choose to bake, be sure to send them the same day they emerge from your oven and to pack them in a well-cushioned, airtight container.)

Want even more holiday cookie recipes? Check out our Top 10 Classics, our 12 Chocolate Holiday Cookies and our 8 Prettiest Creations.

Shippable Christmas cookies