In search of cookie bouquet do's and don'ts. I have read that the recipe should not contain baking powder because it causes the cookie to spread? if that is true can I just remove the baking powder from any cookie recipe? Another article i read said not to use butter either! I attempted this for the first time yesterday. I tired two recipes. one was a sugar cookie recipe from the Land-o-Lakes website another was a rather blah cookie recipe from a magazine article about cookie bouquets. they both contained baking powder and butter. so far they seem to be ok but I have not iced them yet. or the real test of biting into it on the stick to see if it sticks! My other question is what the best way to insert the stick? I have tried pressing the stick in the cookie then patching it up like the recipes say. but I don't like the way it looks after it is cooked. (the ones I have purchased don't have that patch on the back). the icing may cover it if the patch is on top but I wanted to know how it is suppose to be done. Is it just a matter of making a thicker cookie to insert the size stick I want in the middle of the cookie? what is the best technique for inserting the stick in the middle. holding flat with spatula or palm of hand?