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Which do you prefer for cookies boquets?

post #1 of 26
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Do you prefer to put the stick in the cookie before baking or adhering the stick to the back of the cookie after baking and why?
post #2 of 26
I've only done 1 bouquet and I put them in immediately after removing from oven. This worked well for me. It just seems like it would be harder to push them in before baking.
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post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by fat-sissy

I've only done 1 bouquet and I put them in immediately after removing from oven. This worked well for me. It just seems like it would be harder to push them in before baking.



I'm going to try my first this weekend for Mother's day. Glad I read this, I'd planned on putting in before baking. Hadn't even thought of after. So I can try both methods ! Thanks. Your bouquet is lovely !
post #4 of 26
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I'm going to try my first this weekend for Mother's day. Glad I read this, I'd planned on putting in before baking. Hadn't even thought of after. So I can try both methods ! Thanks. Your bouquet is lovely !



I bought cookie sticks, but they weren't very easy to insert. I ended up using bamboo skewers insead and they worked really well.
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post #5 of 26
I just did my first bouquets today. I also thought the lolipop sticks were too thick and ended up using the skewers. I baked mine with the sticks in, I am too chicken to try it after!!
post #6 of 26
I put my sticks in before I bake the cookies. That way when they come out of the oven, I can just let them cool on the parchment (on a cooling rack) and don't have to mess with them. I can take my time doing it before, but when inserting them after baking, I would think you'd have to work very quickly to get a sheet of them done before they cool too much and start cracking.

I also like the way the cookie bonds with the stick during baking and cooling, and I'm not sure it'd do that if I put the sticks in after. I feel like they're attached more securely by baking them in.

Some people attach the sticks to the backs of the cookies, but I don't like the idea of a big glob of royal icing or candy melts on the back of the cookie, from attaching the stick.

With my luck, I'd be busy getting the next sheet ready to go in the oven and totally forget to put the sticks in, LOL!

Laura.
post #7 of 26
Whenever I go to Starbucks I ask for a handful of their wooden stir sticks, they are thin and perfect for inserting into unbaked cookies. I usually soak the skewers in water first, it keeps the exposed area from browning to much and the wood adheres wonderfully to the inside of the baking cookie. Blessings, Shawn <><
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post #8 of 26
I just made my first batch of cookies for a cookie bouquet last night, and even though my cookies were very thick, they still were not thick enough for the Wilton cookie sticks. I think I will have to attach them with royal this time, and maybe next time I will look for the bamboo skewers!
post #9 of 26
I used the Wilton sticks and I had plenty of room. I did make cookies that were almost 1/2" thick though!! I don't think skewers would hold up to the size of the cookies I made. My two cents....I put the sticks in before baking because I too would probably forget to put the sticks in after!! I twist my sticks while inserting them into the cookie and shove them in as far as they will go and haven't had one fall off yet.

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post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by patton78

Do you prefer to put the stick in the cookie before baking or adhering the stick to the back of the cookie after baking and why?



I prefer to bake my sticks in the cookies.

1. I don't have to worry about burning my hands fussing with hot cookies.
2. I don't have to mess with them breaking of cracking trying to insert the stick.
3. No worrying about if the royal/chocolate will keep them attached.
4. I don't like the way it looks when the stick is glued on to the back of the cookie. It looks less professional.
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post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by meghanb

I just made my first batch of cookies for a cookie bouquet last night, and even though my cookies were very thick, they still were not thick enough for the Wilton cookie sticks. I think I will have to attach them with royal this time, and maybe next time I will look for the bamboo skewers!



FYI everyone I just picked up 150 skewers at the dollar tree for a dollar (duh me).............lol.
post #12 of 26
Hi everyone, this is my first time posting here. I am trying my hand at decorating cookies too. I made some cookies last week and tried to stick the sticks in before baking and I had trouble with them. I left some without the stick to bake and put them in right after baking and that worked better for me. But, like I said I am just starting to figure this stuff out.

I also bought the skewers at the dollar store for a buck. icon_razz.gif I used them instead of the cookie sticks. But I tried the chocolate rolled cookie recipe and the cookies didn't taste very good. Not sure what I did wrong. icon_rolleyes.gif So the cookies got thrown away.
post #13 of 26
I ALWAYS put the sticks in the cookies before baking them!!! After I cut out the cookie with the cutter, I put them in the fridge, then take them out and put the sticks in. With them being chilled, it makes it easier to shove the sticks in and the cookies hold their shape.
They turn out perfect every time!!
post #14 of 26
Oh dear...now I am worried about my bouquets! Good thing they are just for my mom and mother in law....they won't be bothered by the royal icing on the back.

On that note...how will I attach them using royal? Just a line of icin down the back and stick the cookie stick in it and let it set?
post #15 of 26
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That is the way I would do it if I was attaching with royal icing. I am making my cookies this afternoon so I guess I will try putting the sticks in before I bake them! Thanks for everyones input, I will let you know how they turn out. All I have are the lollipop sticks so I am going to have to give it a try with them!
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