Individual Packaging For Cookies

Baking By cai0311 Updated 24 May 2010 , 4:23pm by KHalstead

cai0311 Posted 21 May 2010 , 7:48pm
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I have seem some really cute cookies on here in individual bags with decorative scrapbooking paper decore on the bag. To those that do this, do you seal the bag first using one of those things that you can reseal potato bag chips with?

In the event that I am not making any sense (which is totally possible because this has been one of the longest weeks in my life and I am beyond dead tired) here is a link to what I am talking about:

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luv2bake6 Posted 21 May 2010 , 10:25pm
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I've never done this but i don't think you necessarily have to heat seal the bag. You could just fold it over and staple the decorative bag tag over it to close.

cricket0616 Posted 21 May 2010 , 10:51pm
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I think I remember a post on here before and they did use a sealer. I can't tell if they use staples or not, but my only thought would to be careful with the staples around food. All you need is one person to have a staple drop in a bag and there could be trouble.

mrsc808 Posted 21 May 2010 , 11:18pm
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I have an impulse sealer for sealing bags.

linedancer Posted 22 May 2010 , 2:05am
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I also have an impulse sealer, it is a little pricey, but it saves so much time. I use double sided scotch tape to adhere the card toppers.

Tug Posted 22 May 2010 , 2:32am
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I use my FoodSaver food vacumm and seal cello bags for my cookies (before) I staple the tag on top

cai0311 Posted 22 May 2010 , 4:36am
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Thanks for the replies. I googled impulse sealer and there are several different sizes, what size do you recommend?

Also, the card attached to the bag - do you make your own or purchase them? I would have to think that making your own could become extremely time consuming causing the cost to go way up for the cookie.

linedancer Posted 22 May 2010 , 10:16am
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I have a 12" one, but you could probably get by with an 8" for cookies. I wish I would have gone the extra $ for a cutter on it.

I use my Silhouette to cut out the toppers. Depending on the size of the cookie and bag you are using, you can get two or three on one sheet of card stock. If you have a cricut, and are cutting 12x12 paper, you could get a couple of more out of a sheet. It really doesn't take long to cut them. But, it is an added factor, if you are selling the cookies.

TracyLH Posted 22 May 2010 , 12:28pm
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I heat seal my cello bags with a hair straightener used expressly for this purpose. To make tags, I design them using Word Art and attach them with double-sided sticky tape.

bonniebakes Posted 22 May 2010 , 2:39pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TracyLH

I heat seal my cello bags with a hair straightener used expressly for this purpose. To make tags, I design them using Word Art and attach them with double-sided sticky tape.




Tracy - are these just regular plastic bags that you use or do you get a special kind that will seal?

Echooo3 Posted 22 May 2010 , 3:04pm
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I also have an impulse sealer (8") that I picked up from amazon for less than $30.

Honestly, I've never used it other than for practice. I prefer tieing a ribon and putting a bow on my cookies. More time consuming but better presentation.

TracyLH Posted 22 May 2010 , 4:25pm
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Bonnie - I use cello bags. I get them at Fran's Cake and Candy in Fairfax. I can pick some up for you before we do lunch if you want. I can go over the sizes they have with you later, if you want. I also special ordered a good amount of other sizes and can spare some of those as well. These are the best I have found thus far.

I forgot to say that I heat seal no matter what I do for a ribbon or tag. I have found it really helps in the freshness dept. thumbs_up.gif

bonniebakes Posted 22 May 2010 , 6:48pm
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Thanks, Tracy! I just might take you up on that...

TracyLH Posted 22 May 2010 , 9:57pm
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Bonnie - I will be organizing all of my supplies this week and will let you know what I have. Looking forward to lunch!

mrsc808 Posted 23 May 2010 , 12:27am
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I have a 4" because I thought it would be big enough for cookies. Truth be told, I really should have gone with an 8" and like Tracy, I heat seal and do a ribbon.

cylstrial Posted 23 May 2010 , 7:49pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TracyLH

I heat seal my cello bags with a hair straightener used expressly for this purpose. To make tags, I design them using Word Art and attach them with double-sided sticky tape.




That's a really cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

luv2bake6 Posted 24 May 2010 , 12:43am
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Is it possible to heat seal a bag and the bunch it up to tie with a ribbon?

windycitybaker Posted 24 May 2010 , 3:53pm
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I usually just fold the bag down 2-3 times (small folds, maybe 1/2"?) to make sure no air can get inside. Then I staple the base of the topper on, and cover the staples with another piece of card stock, based on the design I'm using. But I never thought about the staples being a problem, like someone mentioned earlier...maybe I'll have to change my method!

KHalstead Posted 24 May 2010 , 4:13pm
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For my cookie labels, I use scrapbooking paper that I get at AC Moore, I love that you can buy it 1 sheet at a time too, and as many sheets as you need.



The cookies below were done by heat sealing the bag (I used to staple them shut) and then cutting my cardstock to just slightly wider than the bag itself. Then I fold the cardstock over the bag and staple it in place w/ 2 staples. Then I cut a piece of dark brown cardstock to the same width and cut one side with decorative edged scissors and attached it over top of the staples using double sided tape.

Then I just printed out the labels on avery.com
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luv2bake6 Posted 24 May 2010 , 4:17pm
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Those are really cute cookies! Love the tag too!
I have a 12" sealer and am still trying to learn how to use it properly. I end up either burning through or not sealing enough. What setting do you need to have it on?

PJ37 Posted 24 May 2010 , 4:17pm
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I have a little craft iron that can be used for heat sealing (read about this method here). It works, but is a little time consuming. (But good if you don't want to make a major investment).

KHalstead Posted 24 May 2010 , 4:23pm
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if you're using real cello bags you can seal them with a curling iron !

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