If you haven't yet picked up the latest Food Network Magazine (the December 2015 issue, pictured below), you might just want to do so!
Apparently back in August, a Food Network editor challenged cookie decorators across the country to decorate Christmas cookies inspired by their home states, and the result was a festive seven-page cookie spread published just last week. Sneak peek, below!
What's even cooler is that this feature showcased several Cookie Connection members, including the talented Tunde Dugantsi of Tunde's Creations, who created the lovely cardinal directly above. (BTW, Tunde is scheduled for a Sweet Sharing chat with us in January that you won't want to miss. Click here to log advance questions now!)
Anywho, I think you'll really enjoy the feature, so I encourage you to grab a copy and give a shout-out to those cookiers you recognize!
P.S. This mainstream media attention is also a reflection of how explosively the cookie business has grown in recent years, and a pretty good indicator (I think) of how it will continue to blossom in 2016!