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Giveaway: Ultimate Cookies by Julia Usher

You know what? Because you're sweet and I like you, I feel like offering up a giveaway.

The sweet prize you could win? How 'bout a copy of Julia M Usher's Ultimate Cookies book?

If you're not familiar with Julia Usher's work, well then, you're in for a treat. Full of gorgeous aspirational cookies (I say that because I personally have not made anything from the book yet, but I have looked through it lovingly, and said "someday" at many of the projects), this book contains recipes and tutorials for cookies that are certain to wow a crowd, such as cookie sailboats, fancy cookie rings, and 3-d collage cookies. It's really a delight.

How do you enter to win a copy of this beautiful book? Oh, it's easy. What I need you to do--in the comments section below, or on the CakeSpy facebook page--is simply tell me the following:

What kind of cookies are you most excited about baking this holiday season?

The fine print: this giveaway will close on Friday, November 11, at noon PST; a winner will be chosen at random. Because of high shipping rates, I am only able to offer this giveaway to US and Canadian entrants!

Reader Comments (94)

I am dying to start experimenting with Macarons. I plan on making some with my sister when I am home to visit for Christmas.
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca M.
I can't wait to bake some chocolate chip cookies, and maybe some mexican wedding cookies! Really I can't wait to bake!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterCara
I can't wait to make gingerbread cookies! I have a recipe that *everyone* (even my anti-gingerbread husband) loves, and it's my favorite!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Smith
Those cookie ideas look AMAZING!! I can't wait to make our sugar cookies b/c I decorate them with the kids. Very messy, very sweet cookies but oh so much fun!!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterHonest Mommy
I am always excited about making up my own recipes for the holidays! I always take care of dessert for my family and I take recipes with ingredients that everyone likes and tweak them to create something really special and one of a kind. Last year it was sweet and salty granola cookies. This year I'm thinking maybe something with coconut or peppermint!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle
Ooooh, great giveaway! I am most excited about baking rolled, cut-out sugar cookies and decorating them! My mom has a recipe that we make every year. :)
November 4 | Unregistered Commentersara
Looking forward to baking thumbprint cookies -- love the sweet jam with the crumbly cookie!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne
GINGERBREAD...boys and men!! The kitchen smells amazing while they're baking! They taste awesome, and last for weeks and weeks!!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterRose
Oh my! Those sailboat cookies! I'd be excited to bake those for sure.
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterJeanne
I'm most excited to make melting snowman sugar cookies! They are cute and delicious. But any Christmas cookies puts me in the Holiday spirit :)
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterLaurdatherings
I really want to experiment with Whoopi Pies and Macaroons! Hoping to make some for family get-togethers this Holiday season!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
My husband's family always asks me to make them cinnamon roll cookies...its the only cookie I make specially for the holidays. And I would love to try macaroons, with ganashe filling. ummm...
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterAmbar
I'm so excited to try out these macadamia nut cranberry cookies my neighbor made for my family a bunch of Christmases ago. They were *so* good, and I've been dying to try them myself!
Oh....I saw some sort of citrus Mexican wedding-type cookies that I thought would be great for the holidays....now if I can just remember where I saw them!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterBecky R.
I can't wait to make mini gingerbread men cookies to pair with some gingerbread cupcakes :)
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterMadison
I put my comment on FaceBook!!! But I love my White Chocolate, almond, cranberry cookies!!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterSonnie Hoots
Spritz cookies since I only make them at this time of year.
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterJill
Can't wait to make gingerbread and sugar cookies, then dress them up pretty for gifts!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterNadine
Ooh! I have a new set of cookie cutters that are going to be used this year, so there will be lots of frosted sugar cookies!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterLynn
I would love to bake birds' nest cookies with homemade strawberry jam from my friend.
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterAnny
Of course being a Italian I was practically raised on beautiful Anise flavored PIZELLES. What Italian wedding wasn't complete without them??? I have a Pizelle maker and I am planning to make them for the holidays. Can't forget the sprinkle of powdered sugar to complete the look of a freshly fallen snowflake.... Love everything you do and all your brilliant recipes CakeSpy. Please keep them coming!!!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
My grandmother liked to make cookies we called "Peanut Sundaes". Now I am the peanut sundae maker and my family LOVES them!!!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte
I'm excited for Revel Bars - they're oatmeal fudge layer cookies that are an old family recipe, and are beyond delicious.
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna
I always want to make gingerbread cookies, but I saw a good recipe for peppermint chocolate sandwich cookies.
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
Christmas is one of my favorite holidays (halloween and thanksgiving follow closely behind...) and I love making cookies with my friends and family. My favorite cookies are also the ones I love to eat! :) Those would be my gramma's russian teacakes, and my nana's special k bars (not cookies, but still soooo good). My husband loves snickerdoodles, so of course I have to make those each year. :-)
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

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