About Yankee Girl

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My cookie decorating journey started in the spring of 2011, after deciding to take a break from nursing. I learned the ways of royal icing by reading tutorials and LOTS of trial and error. This website will document my cookie journey as I continue to learn and push myself creatively. You will not only see pretty cookies but I also - I promise - to show you the ugly ones that ‘didn’t work out’.  I love putting together tutorials so look for those as well!

I recently became a contributor on the Cookie Connection – “Dear Yankee Girl”. My publications, on the Cookie Connection, are driven by reader’s questions. The blogs that I write there tend to be heavy on the pictures, quick reads and laced with poor jokes. Since I know you will want to read them (and maybe even learn something), here’s the link: http://cookieconnection.juliausher.com/home

While I love making and decorating cookies, I am not able to take orders for cookies at this time.

There are so many ways to reach me. Want to reach out? Have a question? You can email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cookie and cookie photo done by the lovely and generous Jill FCS. You can find more of her cookie art here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jill-FCS

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