Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Valentine's Day Cookies


Phew! Time never stands still in cookie decorating land! With the New Year now squarely behind us (for all of five days ), you folks have moved full speed ahead into Valentine's Day. We've already got a plethora of hearts, doves, flowers, Cupids, and other romance-filled cookies beautifying our site, so I thought that, tonight, I'd honor the ten top-trending harbingers of our next big cookie holiday! 

Please say congrats to those on this week's hot list* as you peruse their "love"-ly creations below. I'd also like to give a personal round of applause  to those newcomers to our list this week - there are quite a few!

#1: Hearts by Grunderfully Delicious
#1 - Hearts by Grunderfully Delicious

#2: Little Sweeties by Cookieland by ZorniZZa
#2 - Little Sweeties by Cookieland by ZorniZZa

#3: Vintage Valentine by Josie Plescia
#3 - Vintage Valentine by Josie Plescia

#4: Love by Teri Pringle Wood
#4 - Love by Teri Pringle Wood

#5: Valentine's Day Cookies by DI ART
#5 - Valentine's Day Cookies by DI ART

#6: Red Roses Tea Cookies by GrammyPammySweetery
#6 - Red Roses Tea Cookies by GrammyPammySweetery

#7: Valentine Love by Doshia Freeman
#7 - Valentine Love by Doshia Freeman

#8: Tea Party by Teri Pringle Wood [EDITOR'S NOTE: Extra kudos to the oh-so-prolific Teri for her second recognition of the week!]
#8 - Tea Party by Teri Pringle Wood

#9: Hearts by Tamarini Medenjaci
#9 - Hearts by Tamarini Medenjaci

#10: 3-D Gingerbread Bird by Petra Florean
#10 - 3-D Gingerbread Bird by Petra Florean

Now, if those cookies didn't win your heart, I'm not sure what will! Though stay tuned . . . We're just getting started here on Cookie Connection, and I am sure other swoon-worthy cookies will be posted in the run-up to the big day. 

* 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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