Making Cookies On A Stick But Not Sure

Baking By aundrea Updated 11 Mar 2010 , 4:17am by shiney

sallene Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 8:26pm
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Oh, one more question...do you seal the bags or just tie them shut? I seal mine (around the stick) with an iron on a low setting and then tie them for bouquets. I'm just wondering if it's difficult to seal the bag with the stick already glued/taped on. That looks like it would make it more difficult.

shiney Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 8:36pm
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Sallene, folks seem to like the cookie off the stick, but I don't think anyone other than us give it that much thought. I tie the ribbon around the bag and stick, they stay fresh. I put the cookie in the bag, lay the bag/stick/cookie face up and take a ribbon and tie it around the bag and stick both, keeping the cookie snug in the bag so it doesn't move in the bag. Does that make sense?

sallene Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 9:34pm
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Yeah, I don't think any of the adults would care, but I know the kids love the stick cookies.

Yep, perfect sense on the ribbon. I just like to seal mine as well, just to give an extra level of freshness, and was wondering if you did anything besides the ribbon. I don't think it would be too hard to seal them around the stick (even if it's on the outside of the bag) since I already seal them with the stick in the bag.

Thanks!

BCJean Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 10:00pm
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shiney........cookieific idea. That is how I will do mine from now on.

Thank you!

andpotts Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 4:48am
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I was so excited when I tried Shiney's method and saw how wonderful the results were. Depending on the cookies, I either hot glue & Tape or just tape. I haven't tried attaching the sticks to the bags first, what works well for me is to put all of my cookies into bags, tie the bottoms with a riboon, leave it loose, attach the sticks and tie the ribbon around the stick and back around the front.

I am forever grateful to Shiney for such an awesome idea, that has made cookie bouquets a part of my arsenal again, I seriously avoided them like mad, now I look for chances to make them thumbs_up.gif Also all of the kids love them this way, they are happy getting them on the stick and have yet to complain when the baggy gets opened and they get the stick-less cookie icon_smile.gif

Thank you Shiney!! Andrea

shiney Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 3:16pm
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Hey, you're welcome! I do all my bags the same, I sit down and do several at a time, on two different lengths of sticks, then they are ready whenever I need them. Andrea, I have tried just the glue, it's not enough, I suppose just to be safe I use both, I don't want either losing their grip whilst sitting on someone's desk icon_wink.gif. A couple years ago I got some from a national type company (not CBD), and they were hotglued only to the bag, and they started falling off.
Does anyone know if I can cut and paste these instructions into the instructions section?

luv2bake6 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 6:04pm
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I'm so sorry. I don't understand and am trying real hard to envision this method. Could you please explain it to me again, shiney? You can pm me if it'll be too repetetive. Sorry, i work better when i can visualize things........thanks so much!

shiney Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 6:07pm
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luv: The pics are in this thread. Let me know you have any questions after seeing the pics.

luv2bake6 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 6:22pm
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OH!! Somehow, i missed that post. Ok, i got it. I'm assuming you leave the open end of the bag on the bottom, slip the cookie all the way up, and then tie the bag at the bottom of the cookie. And you said that you never had any problems with the cookies slipping cuz you tie the ribbon tightly.
One more question. How do you hide the sticks showing from the back of the arrangement? I've tried tissue paper but if the cookies are at different lengths and angles, you can still see the sticks. Or does that even matter?
Thank you soooo much for your advice!!!!

shiney Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 7:22pm
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You know, tissue around is a good thing, even cutting them into fourths, take the middle of that and hotgluing them in, it can be a good filler. I'm too lazy, I take a sheet of tissue, put the foam in the middle of it and slip the foam into the container, then bring up the ends of the tissue and hold it in by sticking the stick through, that covers up the foam, and also leaves some for filler. if I need more filler, I do the fourths of the tissue. Make sense?

TracyLH Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 6:29pm
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Shiney...You...are...brilliant!! thumbs_up.gif I have never done cookie bouquets, but if I do, I will do it this way! Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic idea!!

JGMB Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 6:48pm
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Wow, as always, I learned something on CC!!!! I've been dying to try a cookie bouquet, but have been intimidated. Thanks for sharing the trick!

DeKoekjesfee Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 10:34pm
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I bake them, double thickness of the stick. Just after baking I put the stick in the cookie. Works perfectly.

keyshia Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 10:48pm
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I'd read thru here once before and just skimmed thru this time. I know I saw mention of the hot glue melting the bad...I'm guessing it's a low temp hot glue gun? I too would think that the high temp would melt.

I saw someone on here (sorry can't remember who) that said they turn the cookie over and put a little left over dough over the stick as opposed to sticking the stick IN the cookie. I LOVE this method! I have been doing that as I would get raised spots on my cookies where I Put the stick, or they'd be too flimsy. So now, I cut the chilled dough, carefully turn it over and put the stick on back and push down just slightly and then put a small ball of cookie dough that I smash down around the stick (I usually put the stick up half way). When it bakes you can't tell that you did that and it hasn't changed the shape of my cookie at all. icon_smile.gif

Just an alternative...

Keyshia

Cookie45 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 3:13am
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I use the clear heavy packing tape to attach sticks to candy bars and arrange in container for a candy bouquet. Sometimes I can get candy bars here for .25 each and i use them as fillers for a cookie bouquet. The mini candy bars work well for this, too.

I've also used the tape to attach 4 flat bars (like Hershey's) together. I put floral foam inside and arrange the candy inside the candy bar "container". Cute...and easy.

luv2bake6 Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 5:38am
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Thanks Shiney. I never thought to put the foam in over the tissue to hold it in place. I was always sticking it in the back but it was not very sturdy.
cookies45, adding chocolate on sticks is a great idea to add to cookie bouquets. Thanks.

Pebbles13 Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 12:34am
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Shiney, I've been catching up on the cookie forum as I had company for a week and ran across your bouquet instructions. You are brilliant, but apparently I'm not icon_confused.gif Further in the post you wrote about sticking "foam"in over the tissue. What type of foam are you talking about? As you can tell, I don't get out much icon_rolleyes.gif TIA!

shiney Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 3:15pm
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Pebbles: I use that green styrofoam brand Gentle Grip stuff, usually used for artificial flowers. it's kind of a pain when you cut it to size, but you don't want that hard green stuff from dollar store, it doesn't 'grip' the sticks. Don't get that that stuff for real flowers, it is nasty!

Cathy741 Posted 1 May 2009 , 12:08pm
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A picture is worth a thousand words - I also had a hard time understanding. Great idea. I'll have to try this.

linedancer Posted 1 May 2009 , 1:21pm
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There is no doubt this is a great way to do it. What I really like about it is when the cookie is opened, it is a cookie, no stick attached, no worry about little kids running, and it is easier for adults too. Thanks Shiney. Here is my St Paddys day bouquet using this method of attaching sticks:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1353754⊂=1353755

Thanks for looking

shiney Posted 2 May 2009 , 1:28am
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Linedancer: Your cookies are GREAT! Thanks for sharing. I'm so glad the method worked for you. I really like the fact that kiddies aren't walking around with a stick, That was actually my first reason for the stick-on-bag method, and found it so much easier to bake, store and decorate without the stick thumbs_up.gif
I've been absent from CC for a while, I've been overloaded with work, and spending a lot of time with my mom who lost her husband a couple of weeks ago (Y'all say a little prayer for her)
I'll have A LOT of CC-catching up to do when I get back to my normal groove!
Shine on

vinman9 Posted 12 May 2009 , 2:36am
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Shiney, I have been stressing for 2 days over whether I should try to make cookie bouquets - I thought I could do OK decorating the cookies, but the part about the sticks left me stumped... After reading this, I have no doubt that I can do it. Thanks so much for the great post - and the pictures!!

djs328 Posted 14 May 2009 , 3:28am
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I did it!! icon_smile.gif I made my first bouquet - attached sticks to back of bags (only used packing tape) and it worked like a charm! icon_smile.gif My dollar store had the styrofoam cylinders to put inside the little bucket. Didn't have/want to buy rocks to weight the bottom, so I glued the bucket to the plastic plate in pic. Here's my pic:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1368465

Thanks so much for the idea, Shiney! icon_smile.gif

linedancer Posted 14 May 2009 , 10:53am
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Nice bouquet, djs328 and thanks for your kind words, shiney. So nice of you to share your method.

vinman9 Posted 21 May 2009 , 1:53am
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Shiney, thanks again for the tip - I made my first bouquets yesterday, and taping the sticks to the bag worked like a charm. Here they are! http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1373797.html

shari22 Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 3:41pm
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I am making cookies this weekend, will post pics!! I love this forum and all the wonderful ideas that are shared! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

luv2bake6 Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 3:02am
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Linedancer, did you use a stencil on those cookies in your st. pat's bouquet or are they edible images? Nice job?

All your bouquets are absolutely beautiful guys!

happy1mom Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 4:08pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by keyshia

I'd read thru here once before and just skimmed thru this time. I know I saw mention of the hot glue melting the bad...I'm guessing it's a low temp hot glue gun? I too would think that the high temp would melt.

I saw someone on here (sorry can't remember who) that said they turn the cookie over and put a little left over dough over the stick as opposed to sticking the stick IN the cookie. I LOVE this method! I have been doing that as I would get raised spots on my cookies where I Put the stick, or they'd be too flimsy. So now, I cut the chilled dough, carefully turn it over and put the stick on back and push down just slightly and then put a small ball of cookie dough that I smash down around the stick (I usually put the stick up half way). When it bakes you can't tell that you did that and it hasn't changed the shape of my cookie at all. icon_smile.gif

Just an alternative...

Keyshia







Keyshia,

Do you bake the cookies in the oven with the stick side up, or stick side down?

happy1mom Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 4:10pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by keyshia

I'd read thru here once before and just skimmed thru this time. I know I saw mention of the hot glue melting the bad...I'm guessing it's a low temp hot glue gun? I too would think that the high temp would melt.

I saw someone on here (sorry can't remember who) that said they turn the cookie over and put a little left over dough over the stick as opposed to sticking the stick IN the cookie. I LOVE this method! I have been doing that as I would get raised spots on my cookies where I Put the stick, or they'd be too flimsy. So now, I cut the chilled dough, carefully turn it over and put the stick on back and push down just slightly and then put a small ball of cookie dough that I smash down around the stick (I usually put the stick up half way). When it bakes you can't tell that you did that and it hasn't changed the shape of my cookie at all. icon_smile.gif

Just an alternative...

Keyshia







Keyshia,

Do you bake the cookies in the oven with the stick side up, or stick side down?

linedancer Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 5:55pm
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luv2bake6, they were edible images with some embossing around them. Thanks for your kind words icon_smile.gif

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