Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Halloween Cookies

 

We're still three weeks away from trick-or-treaters descending on Webster Groves (my little Midwest suburb), and only a few of my neighbors' homes have taken on their usual spooky garb for Halloween, but you Cookie Connection cookiers are no slackers! We've been inundated this week with Halloween cookies of every ilk, including several donations to the annual Go Bo! Foundation Bake Sale. (Please read about that very noble cause, and how you can contribute, here.) On today's hot list*, we've got jack-o-lanterns, ghouls, goblins, spiders, witch paraphernalia . . . well, just about every creepy cookie you could imagine! If I haven't succeeded in scaring you off with that description , then please read on . . . you'll find lots of spook-tacular cookie inspiration in the photos that follow.

#1: Looking for Treats Heart Cookie by Tammy Trahan New Orleans Cookie Company
#1 - Looking for Treats Heart Cookie by Tamy Trahan New Orleans Cookie Company
#2: Go Bo! Ghoulies by Cajun Home Sweets
#2 - Go Bo! Ghoulies by Cajun Home Sweets

#3: Halloween by Dhsprad [EDITOR'S NOTE: Congrats to @Dhsprad! This cookie set is a Cookie Connection Halloween All-Star, having first been featured back in 2014!]
#3 - Halloween by Dhsprad

#4: Autumn Cookies by La Shay by Ferda Ozcan
#4 - Autumn Cookies by La Shay by Ferda Ozcan

#5: Ghost Pop-up for Go Bo! Foundation Bake Sale 2017 by Cajun Home Sweets
#5 - Ghost Pop-up for Go Bo! Foundation Bake Sale 2017 by Cajun Home Sweets

#6: Halloween Set by Queen Bee Cookies
#6 - Halloween Set by Queen Bee Cookies

#7: Fall Miniature Food Cookie by Evelindecora
#7 - Fall Miniature Food Cookie by Evelindecora

#8: Halloween 2017 by Iliana Hernández#8 - Halloween by Iliana Hernández

#9: Pumpkins by Lambakery
#9 - Pumpkins by Lambakery

#10: Czarna Róża by Teresa Pękul
#10 - Czarna Róża by Teresa Pękul

Congrats to this week's honorees, and please stay tuned until next week when I'll be doing a special Saturday Spotlight tribute to the winners of last weekend's Julia Usher Decorated Cookie Competition at the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show.

* 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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