With our 25 fabulous finalists now unveiled, it's time for you, Cookie Connection members, to cast your votes for your favorites! The three cookies that have amassed the most votes by January 4, 2014 (5 pm central) will take away the three prizes. (For a reminder of those prizes, click here.) Thanks again to our generous sponsors Designer Stencils, Fancy Flours, and Karen's Cookies whose support made this contest possible.
Voting is simple: Just review all of the finalists' entries below (click on the highlighted name if you'd like to see a larger view of any entry); then vote for your favorite by clicking through on the link at the very end of this post. While it might be tempting to vote for your best friend, people have worked hard on these entries and the stakes are high. Please carefully consider more objective factors - like (1) overall design appeal, (2) difficulty of techniques used, and (3) mastery of techniques used - before casting your one vote.
Lastly, share this post! I'd like for as many cookie lovers as possible to see the wealth of talent on display here! Many thanks!
The 25 Christmas Countdown Finalists
Click here to see all the finalists in one clip set, or scroll on down to see each in larger format.
Day 1: Button Christmas Tree by Sugar Pearls Cakes and Bakes
Day 2: Vintage Christmas Set by Art Et DÉlices By Meriem
Day 3: Santa with Toys by Cookiely
Day 4: Three Friendly Helpers by Delightful Bitefuls
Day 5: Santa and Rudolph by Classic Cookies by Parr
Day 6: Christmas Cookie Dough Cut-Outs by Classic Cookies by Parr
Day 7: Shimmering Angel Wings by Ali's Sweet Tooth
Day 8: A Snowy Village by Kimberlie
Day 9: 3-D Christmas Tree by Tina at Sugar Wishes
Day 10: Polar Bear by Gwen's Kitchen Creations
Day 11: A Tweet Holiday by Sugar Pearls Cakes and Bakes
Day 12: Bird On A Branch by Gwen's Kitchen Creations
Day 13: Elegant Christmas by Katia at GK Cookies
Day 14: Gingerbread House by Classic Cookies by Parr
Day 15: Folk Art Christmas by Love at First Bite
Day 16: Woodland Christmas by Sweet Smiles
Day 17: Stacked Snowman by Kimberlie
Day 18: Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! by Classic Cookies by Parr
Day 19: A Wintry Snowman by Kimberlie
Day 20: Upside Down Turkey Santa and Lollipop by Tina at Sugar Wishes
Day 21: Kissing Elves by Sarah at Klickitat Street
Day 22: Christmas Carolers by Classic Cookies by Parr
Day 23: Reindeer Relaxing by Gwen's Kitchen Creations
Day 24: Silent Night by jennabea
Day 25: The Love of Grandparents by The Cookie Lab
Congrats again to all of the finalists!