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A Contributor Farewell and Thank-You


Hello, everyone! I have bittersweet news for you. I'll cut to the chase . . .

Our dear contributor Dotty Raleigh (aka @SugarDotCookies) is moving on from her contributor role on Cookie Connection to spend more time on her business and with her family. As I'm sure you know, Dotty has been conducting surveys and chats for our community for over two years (her first survey back in November 2018 was about methods for speed-drying icing)! Her surveys have been a font of information, and her upbeat, yet challenging chats always pushed us positively forward, pressing us to pivot in creative ways during these difficult COVID times. What a huge asset she has been; she will be sorely missed. Thank you, Dotty, for all your fine work, and best of luck in your ongoing cookie endeavors! I know they will be a huge success!

Everyone, please now join me in a huge round of applause for Dotty!

Also, if you or anyone you know is interested in taking on Dotty's roles of chat moderator and/or survey writer, please email me at as soon as possible. I have a huge gap to fill, and any new contributor will have huge shoes to fill, but, together, I am sure we will make Dotty proud!

Dotty, thank you again for your incredible service to this site and to all of us here! ❤️

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We sure will miss you, Dotty! I understand how hard the juggling is, and wish you much happiness as you move on to the next great thing. Thank you for everything you did to make Cookie Connection such a special place of welcome and learning.


Oh Dotty, I only wish you the best and I am sure that you are doing very well your business with your cookies !! Thank you sooo very much for your very interesting surveys always!! ❤️😘❤️  @SugarDotCookies

Ohhhh! I agree Julia! Dear Dotty, thank you so much for all you have done, contributed and taught us! Thank you so much for making space in your very busy days for planning all those amazing conference calls during quarantine, you cannot imagine how blessed we have all been through you.  Also for the surveys you planned with precise and detailed questions, and the work after that with the results! You made us think your day had more hours!
Yes, you are leaving a HUGE gap and we will miss you so much. But we are very happy to know you are surely taking a huge leap forward which is so courageous of you. God bless, guide and use you to bless others just as you have blessed us all. Sending you a huge hug. We love you♥️

Oh Dotty, you will indeed be sorely missed!! Thank you SO much for all the time and effort you've put in on CC . It is truly a labor of love. Deciding to focus on your business and family is a huge step. I've found that taking a hard look at where your time and energy is going is important to making wise decisions.

I've learned a lot from you about the business end of cookie decorating. THANK YOU!! For those of us who are working towards the goal of being successful as a cookier (or product provider, instructor, etc.) your advice has been right on the money (little pun intended).

I hope you'll continue to create RI transfer templates!! Yours are really great and you offer a wide variety for any time of the year.

No doubt I'll continue to see your name on social media outlets . Thank  you again and I wish only the very best for you and your family ❤️❤️❤️ Hugs...

Thank you Dotty @SugarDotCookies for your surveys and site contributions. I know I learned quite a bit from it all. And thank you so much for helping me to select the Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge entries to spotlight. You offered some great insight and I appreciate it. I completely understand needing more time to focus on business and family, and I wish you all the best.

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