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I literally drilled holes in my cookies!!!!!

post #1 of 27
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Someone here on cc mentioned how they had worked for Cookies By Design and how they drilled holes in the decorated cookies to put the sticks in. Well, I just finished a beautiful order of bridesmaid dresses only to look at the order form and notice that they were supposed to be on sticks! Yikes!!!!!!!

I couldn't believe I'd have to make them all over again...that's when I remembered that thread. So I got out the drill, clamped it to the counter, adjusted the height of everything involved, drilled the cookies and VOILA! I saved an order!!!! Only one cookie died in the process...the frosting cracked a little! My cookies are 1/2" thick and nice and soft. I thought they'd fall apart for sure, but it worked. I squirted a little frosting in the hole, stuck in the sticks and I'm ready to go.

Thanks a bunch to whoever posted that information. It saved me a ton of work!! Oh, and just in case anyone is wondering, I had a brand new drill bit that I sterilized for this although I hope to never have to use it again!

I don't know what I'd do without all the wonderful tips here on cc. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 27
I worked for them about 5 years ago and I remember drilling away and it definately works. I don't recall being the one that mentioned it though but I'm glad it worked out for you icon_smile.gif
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post #3 of 27
Oh my goodness! I can't believe that actually worked! I started that thread, and it was someone else that responded to it that posted the information.
Well, CBD has been in business for a LONG time...so they obviously DO know what they're talking about! lolol I'm with you though...I hope to NEVER have to drill holes into my cookies! icon_lol.gif I'm so glad that you were able to save yours however!
post #4 of 27
Good for you!! I can't imagine having to re-do all those cookies. I remember someone saying they bought a Dremel tool for just that purpose.

A few questions for you:
What kind of drill did you use?
What size bit?
How deep did you make your hole?
post #5 of 27
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Honeydukes - I used a regular household drill with a bit just a little bigger than the sticks so the hole would accomodate the icing as well as the sticks and I drilled the hole about 2 inches deep because the cookie was pretty big.

I'm just so glad it worked. I'll post a pic of them soon so you can see why I didn't want to redo them! Thanks for sharing in my success!!

Jennifer
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post #6 of 27
I just saw your cookies in the gallery and am SO glad that worked out for you! They are really lovely and I agree that we all learn so many great tips and techniques from one another!

If I may ask (only if it is okay), what sugar cookie recipe do you use? If is a secret, I understand. If you do share, how thick do you roll them to end up with 1/2" thick? I don't plan to do bouquets in general (horizontals give me enough of a time challenge!), but I might try to do one for a good friend.

If you can share, it would be appreciated. If it is your own recipe, I fully understand.

Thanks either way! Your cookies are phenomenal!
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post #7 of 27
I would also like any general tips you can give us. I so enjoy looking at your beautiful cookies. I use my grandmothers rec and my own icing, but any suggestions on just how thick you think a cookie works best is great!!!

Hope that makes sense to you icon_smile.gif
post #8 of 27
Your cookies are beautiful. I only hope to become that good.
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post #9 of 27
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Tracy - I do use my own recipe...but it's actually very similar to the NFSC recipe on here. And I roll them out 1/2" thick. So there's a lot of room for the sticks when I remember them!!
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post #10 of 27
You're funny! Thanks for telling me about the recipe. I have been rolling the NFSC to 3/8" and will just go a bit further. I found it interesting when I switched flour as it made a big difference in the detail. Thanks again for your help!
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post #11 of 27
what is NFSC?
post #12 of 27
Tracy! Switched flour? Are you holding out on a secret tip? (Just kidding...you know I wouldn't make you tell me.)

I'm going to have to try the drilling the hole trick. I break too many cookies trying to do it any other way!
post #13 of 27
karema....NFSC is No Fail Sugar Cookie. The recipe is on the website.

and yes, TracyLH what is this switching flour
post #14 of 27
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Yah, TracyLH, what do you mean that switching flour made the difference in detail? I'm not getting that one!!!
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post #15 of 27
Jennifer,
I'm so glad you tried this technique and it worked! I had also read the thread about CBD doing this, and need to try it. Those sticks and I don't get along! Maybe this is just what I need!
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