Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies of the Week

 

Okay, so it's still Friday, but better early than never, as they say. Okay, maybe no one on this planet has ever used that expression before, but I'm taking the liberty with this Spotlight out of sheer necessity. You see, by this time tomorrow (when I usually draft this post), I'll (hopefully) be soundly asleep at a cruising altitude of 36,000 feet, with visions of fancy Chinese ice creams and Buddhist temples dancing in my head.

IMG_6132Rose-shaped ice creams sold in the hutong (old streets) of the historic, now commercial Nan Luo Gu Xiang area outside of Beijing.

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Inside a temple at Yonghe Gong, an imperial mansion built in Beijing in 1694, and then converted to a lamasery around 1744.

Yes, I'm traveling again, and once again to China, where, last time, my enjoyment of their glorious sights and sweets was dampened a touch by the spotty internet connection I had for an entire week. So, that's why I'm not taking any chances tonight.

The hot list* below is as stunning as always, and, not surprisingly, has an ample representation of Practice Bakes Perfect challenge entries, as everyone is scurrying to make next week's entry deadline. (More info here.) Plus, we're on the verge of wedding season, and there's nothing better than hearts, roses, and jewelry to underscore that theme! Enjoy - and keep your fingers crossed for a good internet connection (and more ice cream, noodles, dumplings, pork buns . . .) next week! I'll still be away at the scheduled time of our May 21 Spotlight.

#1: The Secret Garden by magu
#1 - The Secret Garden by magu

#2: Wreath of Roses for Mom by Sweet Prodigy#2 - Wreath of Roses for Mom by Sweet Prodigy

#3: Indian Wedding Cookies by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)
#3 - Indian Wedding Cookies by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)

#4: Jessica and Stacy by Susan Hennes
#4 - Jessica and Stacy by Susan Hennes

#5: Hearts and Roses by Delorse
#5 - Hearts and Roses by Delorse

#6: Glamorous Denim Hearts by Magadiuz
#6 - Glamorous Denim Hearts by Magadiuz

#7: Regal Elephant by Cookie Celebration LLC
#7 - Regal Elephant by Cookie Celebration LLC

#8: Blue Peony for Mothers' Day by eatableArt
#8 - Blue Peony for Mothers' Day by eatableArt

#9: Mothers' Day by emilybaking
#9 - Mothers' Day by emilybaking

And last, but certainly not least . . .

#10: A Load of Roses by Magadiuz
#10 - A Load of Roses by Magadiuz

Enjoy your 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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Thank you so much everyone! Wow, some gorgeous contributions this week and some beautiful inspirations.  Thank you Julia.  Thank you Cookie Connection community; I love sharing my work and seeing what other Cookiers are doing.  Always so nice to be acknowledged for our efforts!

Congrats to all the honorees! Such beautiful cookies spotlighted this week. A pleasure for the eyes!

Thanks Julia for sharing your pics, they made me travel as well for few seconds... and also think to try to pipe some "gelato" in the shape of a rose! Safe travels!

Manu posted:

Congrats to all the honorees! Such beautiful cookies spotlighted this week. A pleasure for the eyes!

Thanks Julia for sharing your pics, they made me travel as well for few seconds... and also think to try to pipe some "gelato" in the shape of a rose! Safe travels!

I like your piping with gelato idea!

OMG! Not only Julia chose my denim cookies to introduce the top 10 cookies in the Saturday Spotlight, but you, dear friend cookiers, gave me your likes to have not one but two set featured! I'm so honoured and happy today. Thanks thanks thanks to all of you, and particularly to Julia and her great Cookie Connection. Love you all! ❤️

Magadiuz posted:

OMG! Not only Julia chose my denim cookies to introduce the top 10 cookies in the Saturday Spotlight, but you, dear friend cookiers, gave me your likes to have not one but two set featured! I'm so honoured and happy today. Thanks thanks thanks to all of you, and particularly to Julia and her great Cookie Connection. Love you all! ❤️

Congratulazioni Ina!

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