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Saturday Spotlight: Best of Category Returns!

Happy weekend, everyone! To celebrate the diversity of cookies on this site, it's time, once again, for a "Best in Category" spotlight. For newbies to this feature, this means that, rather than showcasing the top 10 cookies on the site or the top 10 in any one category, I'm highlighting the hottest* pics of the week in a random selection of 10 clip sets, as wildly different as 3-D and back-to-school.


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If you ever find yourself out of cookie ideas, I tell you there's no better exercise for stimulating creativity than searching our various clip sets. Just take a look at what I unearthed this week, listed in no particular order!

Top 3-D Cookie: Antique Clock with Brush Embroidery by bobbiebakes

Antique Clock - Bobbiebakes - 3-d


Top Cookies on Sticks: Crab Onesies by Shannon Tidwell

shannontidwell-crab onesies - cookies on sticks (1)


Top Character Cookies: Star Wars Cookies by Compassionate Cake

Star Wars Cookies - Compassionate Cake - Character


Top Back-to-School Cookies: One, Two, Three! by Classic Cookies by Parr [EDITOR'S NOTE: These cookies also scored high in the "decorative cookies with little to no icing or fondant" category!]

123 - Classic Cookies - Back to School


Top Fall Cookies: Abstract Paisley by Fernwood Cookie [EDITOR'S NOTE: Also a top-trending Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #3 entry!]

Fall - Abstract Paisley - Fernwood Cookie


Top Animal Cookies: Bird Cookie Set by vert

Bird Cookie Set - vert - Animal


Top Wedding Cookie: Crystal Gown by Buttercup Cookie

Crystal Gown - Buttercup Cookie - Wedding


Top Stenciled Cookies: Lobster, Crab, and Sea-Themed Cookies by Bella Sucre [EDITOR'S NOTE: This set was also a front-runner in the summer category.]

Stenciled - Lobster Crab - Bella Sucre


Top Miscellaneous Cookie: Norman Rockwell Puppy Love Cookie by Kim at Sugar Rush Custom Cookies [EDITOR'S NOTE: Also a lead contender in the handpainted category - naturally.]

Norman Rockwell Puppy Love - Miscellany _ Sugar Rush


And, last but not least, for the very good reason that it makes sense to plan ahead for the busiest cookie season of the year . . .


Top Christmas Cookies: Vidrieras (aka Windows) by Nanatartas Fondant Granada

vidriera - nanatarta fondant granada - Christmas


Congrats to all of this week's honorees, and thank you for sharing your talents with us!


* 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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  • Best of Category Banner: A Teaser!
  • Top 3-D Cookie - Antique Clock with Brush Embroidery: By bobbiebakes
  • Top Cookies on Sticks - Crab Onesies: By Shannon Tidwell
  • Top Character Cookies - Star Wars Cookies: By Compassionate Cake
  • Top Back-to-School Cookies - One, Two, Three!: By Classic Cookies by Parr
  • Top Fall Cookies - Abstract Paisley: By Fernwood Cookie
  • Top Animal Cookies - Bird Cookie Set: By vert
  • Top Wedding Cookie - Crystal Gown: By Buttercup Cookie
  • Top Stenciled Cookies - Lobster, Crab, and Sea-Themed Cookies: By Bella Sucre
  • Top Miscellaneous Cookie - Norman Rockwell Puppy Love Cookie: By Kim at Sugar Rush Custom Cookies
  • Top Christmas Cookie - Vidrieras (aka Windows): By Nanatartas Fondant Granada

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