Hi, everyone! Thanks so much for the brief respite from the Spotlight over the last two weekends. Having a week off did me a world of good! I can finally think clearly enough to resume my cookie work! I sincerely hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break as well (that is, if you celebrate). From the looks of today's hot list*, you've rapidly regrouped since Turkey Day and are well on your way to stocking up with stunning cookies for the Christmas holiday!
If you're a last-minute Charlie (like me) and haven't yet started your holiday baking, then this hot list should be right up your alley as well. It's got everything from traditional snowflakes and wintry landscapes to novel cookie arrays and scrapbook-style designs to stoke your creative fire! Enjoy, and congrats to this week's honorees!
#1: How to Make a Reinder by The Cookie Studio [EDITOR'S NOTE: Special congrats to @The Cookie Studio. Originally posted in December 2013, this cookie collage has made another Christmas comeback, thanks to traffic directed to it from external sources. As of posting time, it has amassed a whopping 24,176 views!]
#2: Scrapbook Christmas by Dolce Flo [EDITOR'S NOTE: I especially love @Dolce Flo's corrugated cardboard effect!]
#3: Silver Flakes by Teri Pringle Wood [EDITOR'S NOTE: After a brief hiatus from Cookie Connection, the masterful @Teri Pringle Wood is back, and I couldn't be happier to see her work once again gracing our site!]
#4: Interactive Cookie Train by Cookieland by ZorniZZa
#5: Mouse King by Teri Pringle Wood [EDITOR'S NOTE: Congrats on your second mention of the week, Teri! Welcome back! ]
#6: Holiday Cheer by Gulnaz [EDITOR'S NOTE: Swoon!]
#7: White Christmas Cookies by Lorena Rodriguez [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another oldie but goodie, this set was first posted in November 2016.]
#8: Traditional White Winter Gingerbread by Queen Bee Cookies
#9: Silver, Blue, and White Snowflakes and Stars by Szilvia [EDITOR'S NOTE: More silvery snowflake stunners! Now say that three times fast! ]
#10: 3-D Royal Icing Christmas Cookies by Reina Tranquility
Congrats again to this week's honorees for starting our holiday decorating off on the right foot! I look forward to seeing more of your Christmas creations in the run-up to the big day!
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