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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)

November 5 | Unregistered Commenterromina
I can't wait to make gingerbread men with my daughter~ She is so excited to be able to help bake and decorate them this year~ =D
November 5 | Unregistered CommenterJen Kim
I recently started making PB&J cookies so I'll be adding the in to my Christmas Cookie repertoire this year. Now, if I could only find a super small bread shaped cookie cutter.... :-)
November 6 | Unregistered CommenterCat
Christmas tree cutouts-- because you can decorate them with endless ideas!
November 6 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer D.
Gramma Flash's Fig Bars. She passed away in March, and with the holidays coming, I could use a little comfort of one of her recipes. And the brandy that's in them. ;)
November 6 | Unregistered CommenterKimi B
Brownie cookies - you know, they are dense and fudgy with that yummy crackled top. And best of all: bite sized!!
November 6 | Unregistered Commentercharm
I cannot wait to start making some Mexican Wedding cookies, I always loved making them at Christmas with my mom!
November 6 | Unregistered CommenterBridget
I am dying to make Spritz cookies and Sugar Cutout cookies! It's just not the holidays without them! Thanks for the great giveaway!
November 6 | Unregistered CommenterSAB
Let's get real: what cookies AREN'T I excited to bake this season?
But if I had to choose, nothing makes me feel more holiday-esque than classic sugar cookies with delicious frosting and a shameful amount of sprinkles.
November 6 | Unregistered CommenterEmily M
I love mincepies and make them as little tarts. I would love to try to make them as some kind of linzer torte type sandwich cookie...biscuit layers with mincemeat in the middle. So yummy!
November 6 | Unregistered CommenterJessica
Hello Dollys!!
November 7 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Calvin
Gingerbread cookies and kuffles. I tried making kuffles last year and they worked out well, so I'll attempt them again this year! They are a family staple during the holidays.
November 7 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne
I am excited to make peppermint bark as gifts for my friends this season.
November 7 | Unregistered CommenterKim
Gingerbread! My son is finally old enough where he wants to make the house and ginger kids to play outside of it.
November 7 | Unregistered CommenterAlma
My mother's recipe for Butterplaetzchen! There is literally butter on every surface of the kitchen once we are done making these in huge bulk quantities.
November 7 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
I am very excited to try Mini Madeleines. But not just any Mini Madeleines, I tell you. These are specifically Double Chocolate Mini Madeleines. My boyfriend is in love with the madeleines at Starbucks, and he can't say no to chocolate, so he has asked me to give them a try. I'm excited for this challenge and the resulting sweetness!
November 7 | Unregistered CommenterAllegra Wilson
November 7 | Unregistered CommenterAbie
I want to make macarons, and several shortbread variations - I'm collecting potential recipes to try ... Happy Christmas! Thank you for the giveaway!
November 7 | Unregistered CommenterPaula
Sugar cookies!!!
November 7 | Unregistered CommenterSheila
I will be baking my infamous Christmas Cookies that always awaited by their fans with baited breath.
November 9 | Unregistered CommenterKara
My favorite cookie is a crispy molasses spice cookie. Drrrooooooolllll....
November 9 | Unregistered CommenterSare
I'm going to try the Oreo cookie "truffle" recipe that I've been seeing positively EVERYWHERE this year. And the best part of the holidays is decorating sugar cookies with my boys. Gotta love lopsided snowmen with a ton of sprinkles!
November 9 | Unregistered CommenterLinda
I can't wait to make and decorate gingerbread men! I want to come up with interesting dress options for them this year!
November 9 | Unregistered CommenterOlga
Believe it or not, I've yet to make rolled and decorated sugar cookies for Christmas. I have lots of bar and drop cookie recipes that are favorites at Christmastime, but I've always wanted to try my hand at decorating - and this year I'm determined to. I just purchased an elaborate snowflake cookie cutter, and I can't wait to try it out!
November 9 | Unregistered CommenterDorothea
I bake all the time and am addicted to sprinkles and edible trims of all sorts so cookie cutter sugar cookies are a must. BUT, this year I am also going to tempt my patience and try the NYTimes 36 hour chocolate chip cookie recipe!
November 9 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Johnson

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