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How to Pack PYO Cookies & Palettes

How to Pack PYO Cookies & Palettes

One of the questions we get asked a lot at The Cookie Countess, is how to best package Paint Your Own (PYO) cookies with our ready made paint palettes. Well, we have the answer!

We sell a few products that will allow you to pack cute PYO kits that are easy to transport and hand out at parties. They're kid-friendly and totally customizable.

Printable PYO Cookie Instruction Sheets

If you want to include a printed instruction sheet on how to use PYO palettes, you can download that PDF here.


supplies for PYO cookies

  1. Ultra Clear Cookie Bags
  2. Clear Lip & Tape Bags
  3. Edible Paint Palettes
  4. Paint Brushes
  5. Ribbon (your choice, you can find cute patterns here)
  6. You'll also need your cookies (obviously!) make sure the icing is completely dry before bagging.

Step 1

Insert one Edible Paint Palette into a Clear Lip & Tape Bag. This will keep the edible paint from touching the cookie or transferring. Don't seal the bag yet.

Step 2

Insert a Disposable Paint Brush into the same bag as the Edible Paint Palette. You now have a little packaged paint & brush kit ready to go.

Step 3

Insert your cookie into the Ultra Clear Cookie Bag.

Step 4

Place your paint & brush kit bag into the Ultra Clear Cookie Bag. Place it behind the cookie so you can still see the design (kids love to pick their own designs).


Step 5

Tie the top of the bag with a piece of ribbon or string. Feel free to get creative. You can decorate the bags with hanging tags, stickers, or just keep them simple.


If you like to box your cookies, the poly bags are great to go inside a box as well and help keep the cookies fresher for longer.

Be sure to tag us on social media with your PYO cookies. We love to see our customers creations! Find us on Instagram and Facebook.


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Lourdes - December 2, 2022

I want to package the white iced cookies with the palette (in a different bag-but together), and then freeze the package. How long would they stay fresh like this? What would be the best way to thaw them out? What would be the best way to store them in the freezer? Thank you.
The Cookie Countess replied:
Hi Lourdes! If frozen properly, I personally find that frozen cookies stay good (and delicious) for about a month to 45 days. Once your iced cookies have completely dried, place them in your PYO packaging and then in an airtight container, like a plastic freezer bag or Tupperware, and pop them in your freezer. Within 30 minutes to an hour, the cookies will be completely frozen. When you take them out to defrost, leave them in the container you froze them in. This way any condensation will form on the outside of the container, not on the cookie. This can take 1 – 3 hours depending on your environment.

Dinette Watkins - October 20, 2022

Once you have packaged your cookies the palette in a seperate bag can you freeze them?

The Cookie Countess replied:
Yes, the PYO palettes can be frozen. The one thing you want to avoid is exposing them to moisture when they’re thawing, which could cause them to bleed. If they are packaged and sealed properly in a separate bag then they should be just fine in the freezer alongside the cookie.

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