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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!

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Reader Comments (94)

Snickerdoodles are fun to make and delicious to eat but I'm also really excited to make sugar cookies so that I can decorate them with fun colored frosting, coconut, and silver balls. I'd like to get a few new fun-shaped cookie cutters this season too.
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterMiffy
I'm not excited about baking decorated gingerbread men!
Hey, thanks so much for posting these nice words about my book. I hope the lucky winner enjoys it. Happy to answer any questions about it (or cookie decorating) if anyone's got 'em!

November 4 | Unregistered CommenterJulia M Usher
Rugelach! Raspberry is my favorite.
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterJen
I'd love to make chocolate meringue cookies! They are always a hit and seem so much more complicated than they really are.
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterJamie G
I'm excited about making snowman cookies.. I saw the ones on the cover of Julia's book and they are soooo cute.
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn
I am looking forward to making my daughter's 3rd birthday cake.
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterChristy
I'm super excited to make these cherry shortbread cookies I make each year for Christmas. They're delicious!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterJessica
I am excited to make some gingerbread this year. I've never tried it before so wish me well.
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterVickie Chu
Making snickerdoodles is enjoyable because I allow myself to eat the ones that break during the baking/cooling process--and I am not very careful about preventing breakage.
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterToni
Decorated Gingerbread cookies with my daughter, that is our Christmas tradition. She's so creative!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterBettyc
i'm in college (aka, haven't had access to/time for baking anything in a while), so i'm excited to bake anything!!! but ginger thins, or sugar cookies with royal icings cut out into shapes of santa, snowmen, angels, christmas trees, etc--I love them!!!
November 4 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle
I can't wait to make butter cookies...we make powdered sugar frosting and tint it different colors, then paint it on and marble it with toothpicks. Those metallic dragees or sprinkles finish them off! :)
November 5 | Unregistered CommenterCaley
I can't believe how beautiful some of those designs are! I love baking gingerbread cookies around the holidays, but sugar cookies are (of course) a classic and I will be making plenty of those too!
November 5 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda
I am going home for Thanksgiving and going to make pizelles with my mom...it's been years since I have had them.
November 5 | Unregistered CommenterCori
Gingerbread men!
November 5 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth
Linzer cookies-the best! :)
November 5 | Unregistered CommenterSibirochka
I want to bake pumpkin pie!!!! Also planning to try Mexican wedding cookies for my hubby. It's his fav cookie.
November 5 | Unregistered CommenterSara m
I love to bake gingerbread man cookies! When I was a child my babysitter and I saved some and coated them with a clear sealant and then decorated them for christmas tree ornaments.. Planning on doing that again this year!
November 5 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan
I'm looking forward to making raspberry thumbprint cookies and scandinavian almond bars Both are always included every year in my Christmas baking. But I'm very excited to try some new recipes too!
November 5 | Unregistered CommenterKimiko
I have a shortbread cookie that I dip in chocolate and then nuts.
November 5 | Unregistered Commentercindy
I am most excited for almond rocha! But all cookies are great during the holidays!
November 5 | Unregistered CommenterBri
I'm looking forward to making sugar cookies using a snowflake shaped cookie cutter and decorating it up all pretty like!
November 5 | Unregistered Commenterphyllis b.
Pfefferneuse, partially because I can't help but smiling any time I say it :)
oh poop....I'm most excited about FUDGE! Does that count? Dont judge me!
November 5 | Unregistered CommenterPatti Morfeld

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