have you ever had a problem when you pick up the cookies the stick pop out of the top of the cookie?
It started happening to some of the pumpkin cookies that I just made. I used them on some ghost cookies, last year, and didn't have a problem.
My dough is 1/4-inch thick and I insert the stick in after I bake. I have to do it this way because I have a small oven. Otherwise, it would take me two days to bake.
I use skewers but if the cookie moves on the stick at all or can be pulled out I put a little RI in the hole and reinsert the stick and it's just like glue! Works like a charm. Good luck!!