About Julia M. Usher

Julie M. Usher

Julia Usher is a food stylist and pastry chef. She previously served as a contributing editor at Chocolatier and founded the boutique bakery AzucArte in St. Louis, MO. Her work has appeared in Better Homes & Gardens and Bon Appétit, among other publications. Usher is the author of Cookie Swap and Ultimate Cookies. @juliamusher

A stack of scalloped white plates with six thumbprint cookies on top, each garnished with white chocolate ganache.

Thumbprint Cookies

Froufrou, fancypants, yet fuss-free, these thumbprint cookies with white chocolate ganache and chopped hazelnuts are, in a word, lovely.