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Kitchen Extravaganza | Julia M. Usher’s Ultimate Cookies Review & Giveaway (US)

My children and husband get giddy with excitement whenever I bake cookies. Thankfully my cookies usually taste great but my efforts are frequently lacking in terms of presentation, creativity and flare.

Julia M. Usher’s Ultimate Cookies comes to the rescue with an outstanding cookie themed book that includes 40 creative cookie projects and 20 enticing cookie and icing recipes. It is an easy to follow cookie baking manual that includes chapters dedicated to:

  • Tools of the Trade
  • Baking and Decorating Secrets
  • Step-by-Step instructions and decorating techniques

I have always been hesitant to try my hand at any type of baking that includes decorating because I perceived it to be too difficult for me as a home cook. Julia M. Usher is a celebrated pastry chef and food writer who breaks everything down into simple terms that makes it seem more manageable for everyone to try and create their own masterpiece in the kitchen.

Ultimate Cookies (soft cover edition SRP $24.99) has a treasure trove of beautiful illustrations to inspire bakers everywhere to make the most delicious tasting, magnificently designed cookies. From seasonal, holiday themes including the visually stunning, “Love Letters” to “Caterpillar Capers”….there are a ton of cookie designs for virtually every occasion or special event.

If you are a baker (or are like me and aspire to bake more imaginatively) then Ultimate Cookies is a “must have” addition to your kitchen manuals. Ultimate Cookies is available for purchase at online retailers including and more. You are invited to visit the author’s website to purchase your copy.


One lucky reader will receive a copy of Ultimate Cookies by Julia M. Usher!

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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