Saturday (Oops, Sunday!) Spotlight: Top 10 Thanksgiving Cookies

 

As I mentioned with some dismay in last week's Spotlight, it seems that cookiers always hop from Halloween right over Thanksgiving and onto Christmas, without ever giving turkeys, pumpkin pies, or other Thanksgiving themes a chance! Well, I'm finally going to put that trend to rest by casting our attention this week on only the top ten cookies in the Thanksgiving clip set.

To my surprise, there's actually quite a lot for us to feast on in that set. Perhaps my theory was wrong? Or maybe you folks heard my cries of distress last week, and amped up your production of Thanksgiving cookies in response? I'm not sure, but, either way, our hot list* has an abundance of gorgeous leaves, gourds, pumpkins, and other treats that would look resplendent on any Thanksgiving table! Move over, pumpkin pie! Hail to the Thanksgiving cookie!

And, of course, congrats to this week's honorees! (P.S. Please be sure to read to the bottom of this post for important notes about next week's Spotlight, which will be our Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #25 recap.)

#1: Bodegón en Galletón by Detalles con Galleta
#1 - Bodegón en Galletón by Detalles con Galleta

#2: Oh, Deer! by Kim Damon
#2 - Oh, Deer! by Kim Damon

#3: Autumn Leaves and Acorns by Aproned Artist
#3 - Autumn Leaves and Acorns by Aproned Artist

#4: Petrified Turkeys by Tamara Herman
#4 - Petrified Turkeys by Tamara Herman

#5: Pumpkin House by Kiss Me Cookies
#5 - Pumpkin House by Kiss Me Cookies

#6: Thanksgiving Pie by Isabelle @ Cotati Sugar Mamas
#6 - Thanksgiving Pie by Isabelle @ Cotati Sugar Mamas

#7: Autumn Colors by Dacey
#7 - Autumn Colors by Dacey

#8: Happy Thanksgiving by Sweet Smiles
#8 - Happy Thanksgiving by Sweet Smiles

#9: Pumpkin Hay Ride by The Tailored Cookie
#9 - Pumpkin Hay Ride by The Tailored Cookie

And, last, a blast from the past (this cookie was posted four years ago, but is still trending high on the site) . . .

#10: Pumpkins and Gourds by Lucy (Honeycat Cookies)
#10 - Pumpkins and Gourds by Lucy (Honeycat Cookies)

If you haven't yet cranked up your Thanksgiving cookie output, I'm betting these cookies will give you ample reason to do so! A huge shout-out, once again, to this week's honorees.

Important note about next week's Spotlight: As noted above, next week's Spotlight will be the recap of our recent challenge, and was originally slated for posting on Saturday, November 11. However, I will be teaching/traveling from Wednesday, November 8 to Tuesday, November 14, and, since these teaching sprees rarely leave me time for anything but teaching or preparing to teach, I will likely be unable to post the challenge recap until November 14 or 15, upon my return to the US. Thanks for your understanding and patience.

* As a reminder, a word about how the rankings are determined: The rankings are not at all subjective. In fact, they are determined essentially by you, our members, and the activity (number of views, likes, and comments) you've bestowed on each photo. The site uses a top-secret algorithm that weighs these various factors to determine which photos are trending most quickly (i.e., are the "hottest") over specified periods of time. As such, the hot list at the time of this announcement may look a little different a few hours or a day from now as more photos are added to the site.

So that no one has an unfair advantage in making it onto a hot list, the algorithm is secret even to site administrators. Only our platform developers know the code, which has been exhaustively tested by those developers and Cookie Connection staff.

All photos shown here are the courtesy (and copyright) of the designers listed.

To check out our other hot lists, at any time of day, visit our Hot Spot, also found in the site's main navigation line.

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