Well, after a very long fall season in St. Louis (my neighbor's golden gingko tree still had all of its leaves until last week), I can officially declare it's winter! I had to don triple layers today to manage my morning walk without frostbite. But, despite feeling as dumpy as the Michelin Man, nothing could quash my Christmas cheer. From the inflatable Santas and penguins in my neighbors' front yards to the wreaths dangling from doors and windows, this season's bounty of festive decorations never fails to buoy my spirits!
So what better way to conclude my walk than to grab a warm cup of cocoa and settle into perusing my most favorite Christmas decorations of all - the gorgeous cookies posted here on Cookie Connection!
Your mood is guaranteed to improve as well, just as soon as you see the many Christmas trees, snowmen, Santas, and snowflakes decking our halls (aka topping our hot list*) this week! Enjoy!
#1: Snow Globe Cookies by Gingerland [EDITOR'S NOTE: I swear, this cookie set just never stops giving. It's been on a roll this entire holiday season, and now tops the charts with 23,742 views! Way to go, @Gingerland!]
#2: Christmas Cookie Sticks by heidijo
#3: Spicy Sweet by Teri Pringle Wood [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another multi-week winner, this cookie hit the Top 10 earlier this holiday season!]
#4: White Christmas Cookies by Lorena Rodriguez
#5: Toy Soldiers by Teri Pringle Wood [EDITOR'S NOTE: Teri does it again!]
#6: Jolly by Teri Pringle Wood [EDITOR'S NOTE: And again! Congrats, Teri!]
#7: Christmas Cookies by Evelindecora
#8: Gingerbread Canal Houses by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)
#9: Knit Christmas Cookies by Evelindecora [EDITOR'S NOTE: Congrats to Evelin on her second win of the week with this set that didn't appear on the site until this morning! That's got to be a record rise into the Top 10!]
#10: Winter-Themed Bunco Night Cookies by Manu
And that's all for this week! As the thermostat is supposed to get into the single digits this coming week, I'm off to invest in full-length Michelin Man-type attire (my mini parka just isn't cutting it). Though it'd probably be smarter - and certainly more fashionable - to move my morning walks to the well heated indoor track at my local gym!
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