After the astounding response to the decorated cookies in her first book Cookie Swap (2009), Julia released Ultimate Cookies in 2011 with cookie decorating as its main focus. In these pages, you’ll learn all the tips and tricks to making fabulous and unbelievably fun cookies – all suitable for beginning decorators. Make caterpillars and butterflies, ladybugs, lollipops, Halloween spiders and Christmas snow globes, edible jewelry, and breakfast in bed with fried eggs, orange slices, and bacon! Julia provides basic cookie and icing recipes as well as detailed, step-by-step instructions for making everything from custom templates to parchment pastry cones to simple 3-D cookie constructions. With more than 40 incredible yet doable cookie projects and almost 300 beautifully illustrated photographs, Ultimate Cookies shows how decorated cookies can add sweetness to every occasion throughout the year.

Heads up! Ultimate Cookies is out of print, and Julia is selling the remaining few books in her personal inventory. In other words, the book is in extremely short supply, so don’t wait to purchase. If you’d like Julia to sign your book(s), please say so – and indicate to whom it should be signed – in the “Order Notes” area at checkout.

UPDATE (10/23/2023): Julia has indeed sold the last of her personal inventory. But the good news is: she recently bought back the rights to her book from her publisher, so she is free to reprint as many copies as she wants. Julia must take several steps before any new inventory will be in stock, however, including laying out the book again with new fonts. She currently estimates restocking by Q1 2024. Please stay tuned!


  • Length: 271 pages
  • Photos: 300 full color
  • Format: 9 x 10-inch paperback with flaps
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith, 2011
  • Condition: New

Julia’s Shipping and Return Policy: All book sales are final. Julia only ships within the United States via USPS at the least expensive book media rates. Books will typically ship within 1 to 2 business days. Please allow at least 5 to 7 business days to receive books once shipped. Delivery time can vary with shipping location.

Additional information

Weight 2.9 lbs
Dimensions 10.0 × 9.0 × 1.0 in


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