For medium size cookie bouquets, what thickness cookie do you recommend? Also, any tricks for the staying power of the sticks in the cookies/ Thanks bunches!!!!
I roll them to the thickness of a wooden spoon handle (lay 2 wooden spoons on each side of the dough .... roll the rolling pin over the wooden spoons ... perfect thickness every time. I insert the sticks into the dough before baking.
I always eyeball mine but they are usually about 1/2 inch thick or a tiny bit more.
3/8 to 1/2 inch thick
I roll mine between two pieces of parchment set over two 1/4" strips of wood. (I like a thinner cookie). If the cookie stick moves or falls out, dip the end in a tiny bit of light corn syrup and carefully replace it. I imagine you could also use a bit of icing, but I like the fact that light corn syrup is clear, so it's less noticeable.
Ya'll are great! Thanks so much!!!!