Making Cookies On A Stick But Not Sure

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

Magical_Isis Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 6:08pm
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Thank you so much for this thread! icon_cool.gif I've always stuck the stick in before baking, but it's a toss-up whether it will support the larger cookies, so this method is ingenious...I also like the idea of the extra dough on the back of the stick for reinforcement if you go the baking-with-the-stick method.

You guys are great! thumbs_up.gif

luv2bake6 Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 12:29am
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Linedancer, they are truly amazing. I never thought about embossing around an edible image. Very creative!

linedancer Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 2:07am
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I took another look at my cookies, I just want to add that on these, I dipped a patchwork cutter into luster dust before I embossed them. You just need a little thin layer of dust on a piece of wax paper, dip in the embosser, tap off the extra dust and press into the fondant. I usually repeat dipping for every time I emboss, but you can get two pretty good images, if you don't want to dip every time. It's a little technique I use from time to time.

Edited to add: I think the embossing helps to give the cookie a finished look.

luv2bake6 Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 4:14am
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I completely agree. Thanks for the tip.

linedancer Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 1:17pm
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You are welcome icon_smile.gif

yellobutterfly Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 9:46pm
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OMG I wish I had found this thread LAST week!! I've done cookies on a stick twice now and they were a PITA both times! The first time (like a year ago) I baked the sticks in the cookies, last week I glued the sticks on the back of baked cookies with royal icing...either way, my complaint was that I could only get 6 cookies with sticks per cookie sheet to you KNOW how many cookies sheets that is ? This way will be a time saver, space saver, and heartache saver I'm sure - the other issues I was having was with the bake-in method, the cookie sticks would slide around once in bouquets...with the royal glue method, they would fall off or the cookie would break after handling...this is AWESOME!! Thank you shiney!

Pebbles13 Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 1:39am
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For those of you interested in watching a video on taping the stick to the bag (Shiney's method icon_wink.gif ), there is a great one on Karen's Cookies website:
She calls it "Sneaky Cookie Pops"!

CristyInMiami Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 6:38am
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Is it wrong of me to want to hug Shiney?!

Great idea! I have to make 140 cookies this weekend!

shiney Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 5:49am
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Hey, Gang, I've been away from CC for a while, didn't know this thread was still going! Wow, Karen's Cookies did a great vid, that is how I do it, but I add the step of hot glue, I've found sometimes bigger cookies need both. I LOVE this method because I always have the stick'd bags on hand, and don't have to decide they need a stick (or what size) before I bake, and baking, deorating, storing, etc, all much easier.
Thank you all for the kind comments icon_smile.gif
Yes, Cristy, a virtual hug is welcome anytime!

Pebbles13 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 6:03am
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{{{{{{{((((Hugs))))))}}}}}} for Shiney! I've missed you! Glad to see you back!

shiney Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 6:10am
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....Ohh, feelilng all warm and fuzzy inside, Pebs! Glad to be seen back. I'm really missing cookie-ing, did a few tonight, and Boy, oh, boy, do I need a refresher course! I'll just keep my eye close on you pros! icon_smile.gif

CristyInMiami Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 3:32pm
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Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea! thumbs_up.gif

CristyInMiami Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 3:33pm
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Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea! thumbs_up.gif

jules5000 Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 3:19pm
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Thank you so much. You have been very helpful and I have a bunch of ideas to work with. I love this about Cake central.

ruthi Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 4:16pm
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this is one of the most useful threads I have found on CC - and there are a LOT of good threads!!! Shiney - have you ever had the hot glue start to melt the bag? I tried this method last night - I have cookie bags that I purchased from Nashville wraps, and the glue melted the back of the bag and then stuck to the front side of the bag....I did a combination of unplugging the glue gun on and off to keep it cooler, and I stuck those little round cardboards that are for minicakes inside the bag to insulate the front of the bag from the hot glue on the back of the worked, but I am wondering how to avoid this? Is it my hot glue gun - a lousy gun - it doesn't have any settings for high or low....or do I need to buy a better cookie bag? Either way, this method, I agree, is brilliant. Not only is it a time saver, and cookie sheet saver....but I can make my cookies regular thickness instead of fat to accomodate a stick - so much more elegant in my opinion.

shiney Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 4:24pm
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Ruthi: I've never had it melt the bag. I buy the bags from Wal-Mart or Hobby Lobby or Michaels, never had one melt. Maybe try other bags.
I'm so glad this has been helpful to y'all. I'm always rummaging through CC for help!

Mme_K Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 12:26am
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Thanks for sharing such a great method!
Just a thought about the melting bags..... What if you were to apply the glue to the stick, rather than directly to the bag. It might have time to cool down just enough that it wouldn't melt the bag????
If anybody tries this, let us know what happens.
Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

linedancer Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 1:40am
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Mme_K that is what I do, for me, it is easier to put the glue on the stick. I also put a piece of cardstock, cut just a bit smaller than the bag, into the bag. That way I am sure the bag will not be melted. The cardstock also opens the bag, so when you put the cookie in, you don't have to fuss with the bag to get it open. Don't you just hate it when you have a cookie in one hand, the bag in the other and the bag won't come open ?

jules5000 Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 11:28pm
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Sticking the glue on the stick and then the bag sounds like a wonderful idea. THis glue cools rather quickly I have found and I am sure that if you did that, that way you probably wouldn't have any melted bags. You all are wonderful.

sugarspice Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 2:15am
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I have never done cookie boquets...but can see the value of this method!
I wonder if glueing down the lenth of the stick would give enough support to avoid using the tape also? Or doesn't it matter???

jules5000 Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 3:20am
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well, I made some cookie bouquets and tried both methods I had been wanting to try. THe glue on the stick worked best because it only took those few seconds to cool it down before touching to bag and it didn't burn bag through. I also put something in the bag before doing that. then I used the tape over the stick. That was wonderful. The cookies I made were more on the smaller size so it didn't look as good with all of them. The second method I used I think that somebody in my cake club suggested and it was to use melted candy melts on the back of the cookie and put the stick in. that worked really well, but I also needed to put something beyond the cookie to support the stick and hold it in place until the candy could set. So that was time consuming, but both worked great depending on what your cookies were in size. I think that I will use the glue on the stick and tape method with bigger cookies and small cookies I will use candy melt on. Just wanted to let you know how helpful you were. Thanks again.

linedancer Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 11:57am
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Just want to give you a heads up on the candy melts. If it is winter or you live somewhere not very hot, they are OK. If it is hot, they will melt in a short time. I live in FL, ask me how I know icon_smile.gif If you are going to attach the stick to the back of the cookie, RI is a safer way to go.

jules5000 Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 1:26pm
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I already went that route. It didnt work for me. We usually have a very hot summer and I know that the candy on the cookies would not work, but I did try the stick on the bag method and it worked pretty good on most of them. So I will just judge the situation and work it from there. This summer was unusually cool for our summers and very pleasant. I don't remember a summer like it. Thanks for the suggestion though. icon_smile.gif

Mickeebabe Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 2:44am
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I've always baked my cookies on the stick or on skewers and havn't had any problems. I used the method that I found on this tutorial:

Here's one of my cookie bouquets:

jules5000 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 10:27pm
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Did you use the dragon fly cutter from the little set that has a spider, ladybug, butterfly, tulip, caterpiller and dragonfly or do you have a bigger dragonfly cutter and where did you get it? That bouquet looks really nice.

fat-sissy Posted 2 Dec 2009 , 7:43pm
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Shiney you're my cookie hero!

shiney Posted 2 Dec 2009 , 8:06pm
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I will continue to 'stick' to this method, last week a friend wanted a cookie on a stick so her kid could hold the stick and eat it, baking it in didn't work, so I glued it with RI, and it fell off as he was eating it. So, I myself am lov'n the stick-on-the-bag trick! So glad I could help.

rosiecast Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 9:23pm
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Thanks so much for all the tips ladies. I used the stick on the cookie method last week b/c DH was being a PITA about them being fake lollys if they didn't have the stick IN the cookie. so once he tried it and the cookie broke in half when he ate it he changed his mind. LOL Then he turned to me and said: why do I ever doubt you? hahahaha

Spectra Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 5:35pm
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I'm so glad I found this thread in the search function! icon_smile.gif I wanted to make a cookie bouquet for my mother and mother-in-law for Mother's Day, but was worried about trying to bake them with the sticks already in. I'm definitely going to try this way! Thank you Shiny! icon_smile.gif

fat-sissy Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 6:48pm
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I did it for the first time last week. The hot glue did melt my bags. So I just slid a piece of paper into the bag before I glued the stick on and that prevented it. This is an awesome way to make cookie bouquets!

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