When you are looking at the cookie from the front, there is very little difference than if the stick was in the cookie, especially if the cookie is in a bouquet.
I like them lots better if kids are involved because you can give them the cookie and keep the stick, no more little kids running around eating a cookie off of a stick.
I used to use royal icing to "glue" the stick to the cookie, but really did not like that look and also the hard icing you had to eat around.
The white chocolate method is good if you live somewhere cool or they are staying in a/c, but here in FL, the chocolate melts in the heat. Ask me how I know
kneadacookie is correct, if you don't put the stick in the cookie, the cookies are so much easier to bake and decorate
Here is a pic of a bouquet that has the sticks attached to the bags.