Sealing Cookies

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topaz176 Posted 10 May 2008 , 2:16am
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Did anyone try to seal the cookie sandwich bags or cello besides tying it with a curling ribbon?

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topaz176 Posted 10 May 2008 , 11:57am
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Anyone?????

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bonniebakes Posted 10 May 2008 , 3:08pm
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I never have, but I thnin I remember seeing a post a while back where someone did...

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sallene Posted 13 May 2008 , 1:47pm
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I use an iron to seal my cello bags. Sometimes I use a sticker also or ribbon. I always seal them though, for freshness.

There's another thread about this floating around somewhere.

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ps3884 Posted 13 May 2008 , 2:07pm
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I've always just used a curling ribbon or sticker to close the bags. I never thought to us an iron to seal them! I'm definitely going to have to try this. Thanks for the idea.

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cookiemookie Posted 13 May 2008 , 2:50pm
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I use my Food Saver to seal my cello bags. Havve done it for a couple years now.

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sallene Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:28pm
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No problem. I got the idea from here. Just make sure to test it first. I use the lowest setting. Otherwise, it melts and curls.

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MichelleM77 Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:53pm
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Yes, I use an iron as well. You have to make sure you have the bags with the seal down the back, the noisy cello bags. icon_smile.gif

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sallene Posted 13 May 2008 , 4:01pm
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I have those kind of bags too (with the seal from Nashville Wraps), but I have also used an iron on the party bags that aren't as noisy. I get those at Hobby Lobby.

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michellesArt Posted 13 May 2008 , 10:03pm
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the bag doesn't melt if you iron it-i'm not sure i understand...i usually seal mine with a sticker (small adress sticker with my name and number) unless they've asked for ribbon (i'm gonna charge $extra for that next time)

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MichelleM77 Posted 13 May 2008 , 10:21pm
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Use a low setting. Some bags will melt. I was told you had to use the cello bags that have the seal down the back, different type of plastic than the "quiet," soft bags that do not have a seal down the back that are sold in the craft stores that will melt.

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sallene Posted 13 May 2008 , 11:03pm
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IF you get the heat too high, they will curl and melt. Trust me...I did it by accident. icon_biggrin.gificon_wink.gif

I've used the bags without the seam too. I just have to make sure the iron is just barely on, but they will also work.

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acookieobsession Posted 14 May 2008 , 11:57am
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I use an impulse sealer to seal my bags. I also shrink wrap them using a heat gun. If I am using ribbon I close the bag with a 1.5" silver bag tie I got from nashville wraps and tie with a fabric ribbon.

When my impulse sealer broke I bought a cheap flat iron from walmart and used that on the lowest setting.

HTH Julia

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southerncake Posted 14 May 2008 , 12:20pm
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I also use an impulse sealer that I found so much cheaper on Ebay and LOVE! Before that, I used a tiny curling iron.

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busymom9431 Posted 14 May 2008 , 12:37pm
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Anyone know the difference between poly bags and cello bags? It may be the same thing, I dunno. I have a food saver and wondered if I could use with poly bags.
Thanks!

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MichelleM77 Posted 14 May 2008 , 12:42pm
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Here is where I learned about sealing bags with an iron and what bags work, etc.

http://cellobags.com/html/cello_bags_tutor.html

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Mac Posted 14 May 2008 , 1:00pm
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www.papermart.com has FDA-approved self-sealing bags that I use for my cookies. I also use the non-sealing bags and tie with curling ribbon.

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cookiemookie Posted 14 May 2008 , 1:41pm
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Not sure what model FoodSaver you have but I seal all kinds of bags with mine. I even sealed the bag of shredded lettuce you get at the store yesterday. I've never had a problem.

I do have the capability to manually set mine. I have it set at 3 for most of the stuff I seal.

I have a Professional II model. I've had it for years.

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amastercreation Posted 15 May 2008 , 9:18am
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Originally Posted by Mac

www.papermart.com has FDA-approved self-sealing bags that I use for my cookies. I also use the non-sealing bags and tie with curling ribbon.




I just got my order of the self-sealing bags from papermart. I really like them. I've been going back and forth on purchasing a sealer or a food saver and when I saw these bags, I thought I'd give them a try first. So far so good.

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Mac Posted 15 May 2008 , 12:28pm
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Yes, I love them. They are called "lip and seal" bags if anyone wants to search for them. Several places carry them but I really like dealing with Papermart.

Really gives the cookie a finished professional look.

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JudyDP Posted 18 May 2008 , 2:28pm
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If I don't have enough extension on top to make it look nice with a bow, I use my vacuum sealer and start sealing it before it starts vacuuming. I personally think that this type of closure looks better with some type of label across the top, or a decorative strip cut with a scrapbooking cutter. I can say this because, unfortunately (for me icon_lol.gif ) I have never sold cookies....only make them for friends and probably have more time to do them than those of you that are selling. JMHO

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