I was so excited when I tried Shiney's method and saw how wonderful the results were. Depending on the cookies, I either hot glue & Tape or just tape. I haven't tried attaching the sticks to the bags first, what works well for me is to put all of my cookies into bags, tie the bottoms with a riboon, leave it loose, attach the sticks and tie the ribbon around the stick and back around the front.
I am forever grateful to Shiney for such an awesome idea, that has made cookie bouquets a part of my arsenal again, I seriously avoided them like mad, now I look for chances to make them
Also all of the kids love them this way, they are happy getting them on the stick and have yet to complain when the baggy gets opened and they get the stick-less cookie
Thank you Shiney!! Andrea