Cookie Recipes

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Another Stencil Sale Starting on Friday, April 26!

Julia M. Usher
To celebrate the arrival of spring, get 25% off stencil orders of $100 or more on my partner Confection Couture Stencils ’ site. Offer runs from 4/26 to 4/29. Just apply the coupon code SPRINGFLING when you’re done shopping. And don’t forget to check out my latest bridal shower and Mother’s Day Dynamic Duos ™ sets while you’re there. They’re my latest faves! Shop here: My latest Mother’s Day sets: My latest bridal shower...Read More...

You Have What It Takes - Submit Your Casting Materials Before May 1!

Julia M. Usher
I KNOW YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES , so don’t delay! The deadline for casting in my televised 3-D cookie art competition is fast approaching (May 1)! Remember: if you enter, you have a chance to be on TV and to also win part of the $5000-plus (cash and product) prize pot, awarded to first, second and third place winners! To read more about the competition, click here . To be considered for casting, just follow this simple two-step process: (1) Register to enter my 3-D cookie art competition...Read More...

The Judges for Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™

Julia M. Usher
Hello, everyone! I trust you've heard by now about my cookie decorating competition?! If not, it's called J ulia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition ™, and it's being held this year at the Show Me Sweets Show in my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, USA on July 13-14, 2019! Its aim is to celebrate our amazingly talented cookie community and to help cookiers take their skills to the next level! People sometimes panic at the sound of "competition", but I like to remind them that winning top prize...Read More...
REALLY incredible news, everyone! The poster pretty much says it all, but for more of the exciting details, please read my related blog post here . For more competition and registration info, please also visit my competition page on the Show Me Sweets site . (Lastly, please note that my competition includes BOTH 2-D and 3-D categories, both with great prizes, but this opportunity only relates to the 3-D category.) I can't wait for you to meet me in St. Louis, as the saying goes! BTW, if you...Read More...
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How to Edit or Delete Your Own Content

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all, I've been receiving an unusually large number of questions about how members can edit or delete their own content. It's super important for you to know how to do this, as I typically do not edit posts for people, unless I happen to see a misclassified image or other typo. It can also take me several hours to days to respond to site inquiries like this, as I work several other jobs. That being said, your surest bet for getting a quick answer is to familiarize yourself with our site...Read More...
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Important Reminder about Copying and Posting Characters without Permission

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all, regrettably, I've recently had to delete some images from challenges and other areas of the site due to lack of compliance with Rule #8 of our posting guidelines, which states that artwork (including characters, from Disney, Hasbro, etc.) cannot be copied and posted here without permission from the creator : http://cookieconnection.juliau...READ-BEFORE-YOU-POST In response to those deletions, some members have asked me why so many licensed character cookies exist on the site,...Read More...
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Adjusting Your Email Notifications and Onsite Alerts

Julia M. Usher
We all have different message-reading tastes, so Cookie Connection has been designed to allow for everyone's individual differences! The site's default email and onsite alert notifications are set to show you most of the site info that you could get notified about, just so you're aware of the site's full functionality. But I recognize that this amount of info may (or may not) be overkill for you. That said, I recommend that you edit your "Notifications" settings as soon as you join the site...Read More...

Posting Images - Please Read Before You Post!

Julia M. Usher
Read in Japanese (日本語はこちらから) (Last Translation: August 25, 2017) ________________________________ Hi, all! Before posting images or videos to the Clips area, please review the site's Terms of Use , as well as all of the following posting rules. They are designed to give your images more visibility on the site, to make sure artists are given proper credit for design inspiration and/or source artwork, and to avoid copyright violations. I'll start with the easy cataloging stuff first . . . 1.Read More...
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Looking for Foolproof Bakery Cookie Recipes

Hello - I’m trying to find outstanding cookie recipes found in bakeries to make for my cookie treats. I would like the confidence of having standardized recipes so that I know it will 100-percent turn out when baked and bake properly. If any of our cookietiers could assist me in this dilemma, I would really appreciate it! Thanks.Read More...
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Hi-Ratio Shortening . . . in Gingerbread?

I recently needed to make a cake that would keep its decorations crisp while sitting outside in the Texas heat. I got turned on to hi-ratio shortening for my buttercream and am obsessed, it went beautifully, no more Crisco for me! Which brings me to this post. I lack a scientific-based-baking background so thought I'd ask here before potentially wasting a bunch of ingredients: would swapping out standard Crisco for hi-ratio shortening in my gingerbread have any effect on the final product?Read More...
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Gingerbread Recipe from Anikó Vargáné Orbán

Julia M. Usher
There were lots of questions in response to AnikÓ's gorgeous needlepoint cookie boxes posted here and below. One was related to her gingerbread recipe. Here it is in her words: 1 kg floor, 0,5 kg powdered sugar, 215 g honey, 6 egg (315g), 18 g gingerbread spice, 18 g baking soda. You mix the dough. Next day you can bake. you can put in 125 g butter if you want. It will be more delicious. It will be nice too. I don't put in, because most of my gingerbreads are gifts, souvenirs and ornamental...Read More...
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I want to use chocolate chip cookies on a platter as a filler. I’ve never made my own till now. Go figure! I’ve tried recipes and all of them flatten. I’m looking for one that will stay puffed up and not spread too much and have a nice golden top on it. For those of you in the States, I would compare it to a Sam’s Club chocolate chip cookie. I’m not great with the science of baking, so if anyone here could share a recipe with me, I would be very grateful.Read More...
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