Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies

 

The cookie season is kind of relentless, isn't it? I mean, no sooner do Christmas and New Year's pass than we're dusting off our heart cutters and cranking the ovens and mixers in prep for Valentine's Day sets. And you all certainly took no breathers from the looks of this week's hot list.* It's pretty much dominated by hearts and other romantic themes with a few New Year's and Christmas stragglers sneaking in, reminding us not to get too far ahead of ourselves. 

Enjoy, and congrats to this week's honorees!

#1: Here Comes the Bride by Erica Wilson [EDITOR'S NOTE: Originally posted in 2015, this cookie has seen a sudden resurgence in interest! Way to go, Erica!]
#1 - Here Comes the Bride by Erica Wilson

#2: Peony in Japanese Style by Masumi [EDITOR'S NOTE: This set was Masumi's first Cookie Connection post, and it went straight to our Top 10 list for reasons that should be obvious! Welcome and special congrats to Masumi!]
#2 - Peony in Japanese Style by Masumi

#3: New Year Cookies by Le Monnier du Biscuit [EDITOR'S NOTE: A striking Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #20 entry! Pssst - there's still time to enter. Until January 22, in fact! More details here!]
#3 - New Year Cookies by Le Monnier du Biscuit

#4: Love Hearts by Teri Pringle Wood [EDITOR'S NOTE: The first of three featured sets this week by our very own Queen of Hearts! ]
#4 - Love Hearts by Teri Pringle Wood

#5: Valentine's Day Brush Embroidery Cookies by Evelindecora
#5 - Valentine's Day Brush Embroidery Cookies by Evelindecora

#6: Snowflake by Piernikowe Serca [EDITOR'S NOTE: An especially novel needlepoint!]
#6 - Snowflake by Piernikowe Serca

#7: Tea Party by Teri Pringle Wood
#7 - Tea Party by Teri Pringle Wood

#8: Bird and Floral Cookies by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)
#8 - Bird and Floral Cookies by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)

#9: Crochet a Decorated Heart by Teri Pringle Wood
#9 - Crochet a Decorated Heart by Teri Pringle Wood

#10: Botanical Hearts by emilybaking [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another oldie but goodie, this cookie was first posted about a year ago and got a second wind this week! I'm sure you can see why!]
#10 - Botanical Hearts by emilybaking

Another huge round of applause for this week's featured artists!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend, everyone!

* 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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