What Do You Use To Seal Your Cookies Bags?

Baking By spsjj Updated 27 Oct 2008 , 9:50pm by MichelleM77

spsjj Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 11:05am
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I saw these cookies the other day and the bag was sealed..like with heat what did they use? Thanks cookie friends

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Joanne914 Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 11:37am
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You can buy small "heat sealers" at craft stores like Michael's and Hobby Lobby. I've never purchased one though. I always use curling ribbon to tie up the top.

Kim_in_CajunCountry Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 11:40am
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In a previous discussion on this topic, one or more people used a flat iron that you use to straighten hair. They put it on the lowest setting and used it with cellophane bags.

Mattie1 Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 1:07pm
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I have a seal tite from Walmart. It's just a little hand held sealer that works great. I use it to seal almost everything. It was on clearance for $4.

TooMuchCake Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 4:50pm
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I've got an 8" impulse sealer that I bought on eBay. They can be expensive new, but I got a good deal on a lightly-used one and am very happy with it. It has adjustable heat settings and I can seal different sized bags really quickly.

Deanna

bobbied Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 5:06pm
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Could someone clarify for me what specific types of bags can be sealed with one of these heat sealers? Can they be used on what Wilton calls their "Clear Party Bags" or is there another type of bag that must be used?
Thanks in advance for any info!

sweetcravings Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 5:25pm
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Costco had a sale on their food savers a few months ago and i bought one...LOVE IT! Not only can i use it for sealing my leftovers etc.. I use it to vacuum and seal my cookie dough. i love having a batch on hand in the freezer and storing it this way prevents it from picking up flavors from the freezer or freezer burn. I just made a bunch of halloween cookies and sealed each bag with the foodsaver.quick and easy! I just pressed the seal button, counted to four and then stopped it. Perfect seal everytime. The only thing i found was if you let it seal for the full time that is set in the machine it would melt the bags too much. That's why i only counted to four and stopped the sealing process. I used clear poly bags i found at michaels in the cake section.
I've tried the handheld eurosealer and hated it. It was too touchy and i ended up returning it. HTH

-Tubbs Posted 26 Oct 2008 , 10:49pm
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I figured out how to do it last week, no special equipment at all. I just set my iron on the lowest setting and nudged up the heat very gradually until it sealed the bags perfectly (the crinkly cellophane bags btw). Nothing stuck to the iron and it made a nice airtight seal which DEFINITELY keeps the cookie fresher.

Now to figure out how to do it when the cookie is on a stick...

SILVERCAT Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 12:45am
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Originally Posted by TubbsCookies

I figured out how to do it last week, no special equipment at all. I just set my iron on the lowest setting and nudged up the heat very gradually until it sealed the bags perfectly (the crinkly cellophane bags btw). Nothing stuck to the iron and it made a nice airtight seal which DEFINITELY keeps the cookie fresher.

Now to figure out how to do it when the cookie is on a stick...




You won't get the airtight seal with the stick unless your bag over hangs the stick. But you could just simply do around the stick!

shiney Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 2:44am
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Tubbs, if you attach your stick to your bag. Would be a bit fiddly with the stick, though....Hummmm, I may have to try that. Thanks for the tip!! I once had this little hand-held sealer, was just heat on both sides, looked like a little stapler

-Tubbs Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 2:49am
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Thought I might try with shrink-wrap... Anyone had any luck with that? How high does the heat have to be? Does it affect the cookie or icing?

Thanks for any tips.

shiney Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 2:23pm
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Don't underestimate the power of the Ribbon! Last night I tied up a couple of cookies, realized later that they had lots of air in them, so I pushed, pushed, the air would NOT come out. Had ot untie the things.

MichelleM77 Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 9:50pm
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I would love to have a heat sealer, but for now I use my regular iron (it's only used for craft stuff anyway) on a low setting.

The cookies that can be sealed are the ones that have the seam up the back. Here is a tutorial explaining the different types of bags:

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

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