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Don't Use Wax Paper in the Oven for Cookies!

· in Cookie Conundrums · 0 replies
Hi. I wanted to share a little cautionary tale from my kitchen today. So, I was making a batch of my grandma's famous chocolate chip cookies, and I realized I was out of parchment paper. I usually swear by parchment paper for baking because it's non-stick and works like a charm in the oven. But in a pinch, I thought, "Hey, wax paper should work fine, right?" Wrong. I laid out my cookie dough on wax paper, popped them in the oven, and went about my business. But when I checked on them halfway...Read More...
Julia M. Usher

🏖🌴 This Stencil Sale Is Paradise! 🌴🏖 Featured

· in Tools · 2 replies Julia M. UsherIcingsugarkeks
It sure is! All sun-drenched, sand-swept, and palm tree-lined stencils on my partner Confection Couture Stencils’ site are 10% off from now (June 11) until June 24, 2024 . Enjoy your browse through paradise below, and simply use my exclusive code JU262410 at checkout to nab these savings! 🔗 SHOP the tropical-themed stencil collection on my partner’s site! (And don’t forget to apply code JU262410!) P.S. The photo above shows one of my favorite Dynamic Duos ™ designs, “Slice of Paradise”, but...Read More...

Wrapping up Cookies

· in Individual Packaging · 4 replies Julia M. Usher FM Julia M. UsherJulia M. Usher
In our cooking community, we're currently discussing the best paper to use for wrapping up those yummy homemade cookies. Some of us prefer parchment paper, while others favor wax paper. Then there are those who mention greaseproof paper and even fancy decorative options! We're a bit undecided between functionality, appearance, and environmental impact. We're seeking something that keeps our cookies fresh, looks good, and is eco-friendly. So, we're reaching out to you, the experts, for some...Read More...
Julia M. Usher

Say Hello to Our June 2024 Site Artist! Featured

· in Important Admin Notices · 5 replies IcingsugarkeksDita FM Julia M. UsherDita
This month, we've got lovely ladies gracing our site! And I'm not just talking about all of you wonderful members out there 😀; I'm talking about this month's site art by the talented @Dita ! I'm sure you've already noticed her stately cookie women in the banner and backdrop, as they've been gazing at us for the last couple of days while I was finishing up this post. Aren't they gorgeous? I especially love the many delicate details in their dresses! As you've probably also noticed, Site Art...Read More...
Julia M. Usher

Fun Fourth Stencil Sale from Julia, May 28 to June 10

· in Tools · 0 replies
While we’re in the spirit of commemorating our country’s heroes, why not start planning our country’s birthday celebration?! Cookies are the perfect portable treat for Fourth of July picnics, and those made with patriotic stencils are all the more festive. Plus, all July Fourth stencils on my partner Confection Couture Stencils’ site (including my fave “God Bless America” design shown here) are 15% off from now (May 28) until June 10 . Just use code JU162415 to capture these savings, and...Read More...