Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Christmas Cookies Redux

 

I just returned from my first holiday party of the year, and, boy, did it ever put me in the Christmas spirit! (And solidly remind me that I need to get cracking on my decorating!) The outside of the house was festooned with colorful lights; the hostess had at least four Christmas trees; the buffet table was dressed to the nines with poinsettia and greens; and the wine and goodies were delish. Though, sadly, there wasn't a Christmas cookie in sight. (Can you believe it?!) So after the requisite pleasantries, which I kept short and sweet, I hastened home to get my weekly fix of your delights. And they didn't disappoint!

On this week's hot list*, we have a few oldies-but-goodies that were first posted long ago, but which resurfaced again this week, thanks to Christmas traffic from other sites. In addition, we've got a number of cookies that were posted to the site just this week. But whether new or old, each cookie set embodies the spirit of Christmas and is a true joy to behold. Now, if I could only reach through the computer screen and steal a few bites! That buffet left me famished! 

Enjoy, and congrats to this week's honorees!

#1: White Christmas Reindeer by Dolce Flo
#1 - White Christmas Reindeer by Dolce Flo

#2: How to Make a Reindeer by The Cookie Studio [EDITOR'S NOTE: This mini-tutorial is one of those oldies-but-goodies, still riding high with over 25 thousand views!]
#2 - How to Make a Reindeer by The Cookie Studio

#3: White Christmas Cookies with Gold Deer by Lorena Rodríguez
#3 - White Christmas Cookies with Gold Deer by Lorena Rodríguez

#4: White Christmas Cookies by Lorena Rodríguez [EDITOR'S NOTE: These cookies are Lorena's first rendition of the above set, done a year ago, now with a whopping 11,961 views!]
#4 - White Christmas Cookies by Lorena Rodríguez

#5: Winter Fox Cookies by Evelindecora#5 - Winter Fox Cookies by Evelindecora

#6: Collection 2017 by Teri Pringle Wood
#6 - Collection 2017 by Teri Pringle Wood

#7: Filigree Tree by Dolce
#7 - Filigree Tree by Dolce

#8: Let It Snow! by Cookies on Cambridge
#8 Let It Snow! by Cookies on Cambridge

#9: Santa Faces and Snowflakes by Songbird Sweets#9 - Santa Faces and Snowflakes by Songbird Sweets

#10: Christmas Cookie Ornaments by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)#10 - Christmas Cookie Ornaments by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)

I hope you can partake of some festive parties this weekend too - but that your hosts have the good sense not to skimp on the Christmas cookies! 

* 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.

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