Growing up, I was never a “girly girl” because I was to busy fishing, climbing trees, riding my bike, and playing football. I liked to catch bugs and watch them for a few hours and set them free. I never played with anything that had a bow until now. On this cookie journey, I need to be a bit of a ”girly girl” when it comes to packaging cookies. Let’s face it, presentation is everything. Placing cookies in bags with a cute cookie bag topper is so simple that even this tomoby can do it.
I want to post more packaging ideas and hope I can get past my rustic tomboy ways long enough to make so really cute cookie containers. After all our hard work on making cookies, it will only make them look better if we have cute packages for them.
Supplies for Cookie Bag Topper:
Bag Toppers Printed on Card Stock
A Bag of Cookies
Begin by making a cookie bag topper that will compliment your cookie design. Here is a step by step tutorial on how to make your own using PicMonkey. I also use Photoshop Elements but, PicMonkey has a lot of free features. If you want full access, it doesn’t cost that much and it worth it in my openion.
Next, fold the toppers in half and use the bone folder to make a nice edge. If you don’t have a bone folder, don’t run out and buy one just for this but, it is a handy little tool for making toppers and cards.
Once you arrange your cookies in your food safe bags, fold the top of the bag over and tape it down. Make sure your topper will cover the tape so you don’t see it later. Fold the bag over about a 1/4″ so the topper, doesn’t cover the cookies.
Now, find the center of the topper, move a little to the right and punch a hole. Next, go back to the center and move a little to the left and punch the second hole. This will put your bow in the center of the topper. I punched these a little to far apart so the bow was hard to tie and it didn’t look as good as the others. More on that in a minute.
You are all done! This is the way I package my cookies now, but they are not air tight. I give them away really fast so they won’t be stale. I think I have almost convinced my dear husband to buy me this amazing heat sealer so my cookies will stay fresh! If I get one I will let you know how it works! (So Alan, if you are reading this, you would make me really happy if you buy me one! hint, hint)
See how nice the first two ribbons are? They are laying down perfectly! The last one is the one with the holes that are to far apart. No matter what I did, it would not look as good as the others. But the kiddos ate it anyway.