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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)

We have a long baking tradition in our family - no christmas without Austrian "vanillekipferl"
November 9 | Unregistered Commentergudrun
Thanks so much for a chance to win a wonderful giveaway! I am looking forward to so many cookies. I love pinwheels, pretty and easy. I want to try a gluten free, since some of the kids in my son's class need gluten free. Shouldn't every kid be able to enjoy cookies???!!!
November 10 | Unregistered CommenterJody
Chocolate chip cookies! Watching what you eat all through the year is no fun, so come Christmastime when all that discipline goes out the window all I want are classic big gooey fresh chocolate chip cookies!
November 10 | Unregistered CommenterMariah
I've been making cookies for years at Christmas for my thanyk you's to family and friends...usually a few thousand. I need something new to make and this cookie book seems like my answer.. Possibly a fondant topping?
November 10 | Unregistered Commentersusan
I always look forward to making Lace Cookies, such buttery sweet goodness! Though my Mother-in-Law would have loved me to say her holiday cookie press cookies that she handed down for to me make each yr for the family in lue of her having wrist problems now; but deep down I like the thin crispy lace cookies over the dense sugar ones :)
November 10 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
I love baking sugar cookies with my daughter, so, really any cookie is good as long as I make it family time and we spend time together baking.
November 10 | Unregistered CommenterDarlene Celso
I love gingerbread cookies with crystalized ginger in them. When I was a child, my family would always decorate gingerbread cookies together and we would hang them on the tree with ribbon. It is such a fun tradition that we still continue now with my own kids added to the bunch too. It has almost become a friendly contest. We go all out decorating the cookies to look like ourselves (or somebody else in the family) giving them funny expressions, clothes and props all out of icing. We get creative cutting out different shapes and icing in artistic ways too. For me, Gingerbread cookies really help kick off a wonderful holiday season for our family - and they taste so good too!
November 10 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa
I look forward to making thumbprints.
November 10 | Unregistered CommenterJan R
Decorated sugar cookies!! Not only are they delicious, but you can also be so creative with them!
November 10 | Unregistered CommenterJacqui
I love really good cut-out sugar cookies.....in fact, I love to eat the raw dough, too!

November 10 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah B.
I am excited about baking Gingerbread cookies-they smell like the holidays.
November 10 | Unregistered CommenterNina
I found a recipe for gluten free chocolate lace cookies! They look so pretty and delicate, and I'm hoping to convince some friends that gluten free can be delicious!
November 10 | Unregistered CommenterMeg M.
I am really looking forward to making Gingerbread cookies. :)

November 10 | Unregistered CommenterCelina Vigil
Snowflake cookies with silver sanding sugar
November 10 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie McMurray
Very excited to celebrate the holidays by making a chocolate roll out cookie...happy baking!!!
November 11 | Unregistered CommenterMolly
Very excited to celebrate the holidays by making a chocolate roll out cookie...happy baking!!!
November 11 | Unregistered CommenterMolly
I'm definitely looking forward to making lots of sweet treats this holiday, most specifically struffoli, which isn't really a cookie, but its fried delicious-ness. In the cookie department I'm going to try a family recipe for Rainbow Cookies, I'll let you know how that goes ! Should be interesting lol.
November 11 | Unregistered CommenterJenn
I will be baking biscotti, but would love to try Macarons. Well see!
November 11 | Unregistered CommenterCarla Pacheco
I can't wait to try Julia Usher's snowglobe cookies!
November 16 | Unregistered CommenterRoseann

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