Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 St. Patrick's Day Cookies

 

Top o' the evening to you! It's your lucky night, because our "Top 10" hot list* is a veritable pot of gold, loaded to the brim with delicious St. Patrick's Day cookie ideas. (Sorry, I just couldn't pass up the obvious St. Patty's Day metaphors! )

While this list may be too late to influence your 2018 St. Patrick's Day baking (my bad; it's been a super busy few weeks of cookie class and show prep), it's definitely worth filing away for next year's inspiration, as you'll soon see.

Enjoy, and please raise a glass of green beer to toast this week's honorees!

#1: St. Patty's Day Love by Kim Damon [EDITOR'S NOTE: I just love Kim's unconventional splash of red, don't you?!]
#1 - St. Patty's Day Love by Kim Damon

#2: Irish Sweaters by Paige Gesing [EDITOR'S NOTE: Such an elegant and wonderfully piped set!]
#2 - Irish Sweaters by Paige Gesing

#3: Pots of Gold by Teri Pringle Wood [EDITOR'S NOTE: Completely adorbs, right?!]
#3 - Pots of Gold by Teri Pringle Wood

#4: Happy St. Patrick's Day by kns93
#4 - Happy St. Patrick's Day by kns93

#5: Shamrock Cookies (Tutorial) by My Cookie Clinic [EDITOR'S NOTE: Be sure to click on My Cookie Clinic's link in the comments under her post for a comprehensive airbrushing and stenciling tutorial!]#5 - Shamrock Cookies (Tutorial) by My Cookie Clinic

#6: Little Leprechauns by Teri Pringle Wood [EDITOR'S NOTE: Way to go on your second mention of the week, Teri!]#6 - Little Leprechauns by Teri Pringle Wood

#7: St. Patrick's Day by Sinful Decadence ~ Cari
#7 - St. Patrick's Day by Sinful Decadence ~ Cari

#8: An Irish Platter by Vanessa at The Red Cake Tin
#8 - An Irish Platter by Vanessa at The Red Cake Tin

#9: St. Patrick's Day by TriciaZ@Tricia's Cookie Cottage#9 - St. Patrick's Day by TriciaZ@Tricia's Cookie Cottage

And last, but certainly not least, more lucky shamrocks of a completely different design:

#10: Patchwork Shamrocks by Blue-Eyed Bakery#10 - Patchwork Shamrocks by Blue-Eyed Bakery

Once again, sláinte (that's "cheers" in Irish, BTW) to all of this week's featured cookiers. And stay tuned for our next Saturday Spotlight, which is bound to take a quick turn toward Easter!

* 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.

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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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Hey, featured cookiers! Congrats again! Also, please note that I will be sending you "I was featured" badges in a few hours. I have a dinner engagement this evening that I need to get to first! Thanks for your patience!

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