Boo! I'm back with a spooktacular Halloween-and-fall-centric Spotlight, with a few nods to Thanksgiving and other occasions tossed in! If you're looking for last-minute Halloween cookie inspiration, this post is where you want to be! Special congrats to @Ester y sus galletas for her monumental haunted house set that graces our cover image, and also to @Marybeth G, @Skilful Cook, and @Erica @ Snickerdoodledoo who I believe are new to our hot list*. And, of course, congrats to everyone listed here for being among the top-trending cookies this week! Keep your posts coming - they are continual sources of inspiration for so many and the fuel of this community!
#1: Spider Silk by Mari Katagiri
#2: Forest B-day by Di Art Sweets
#3: Fairy Tale by Skilful Cook
#5: Gingerbread Skeletons and Mummies by Erica @ Snickerdoodledoo [EDITOR'S NOTE: First posted in 2016, this creepy-cute set is experiencing a resurgence in interest, as I'm sure you can see why. ~JMU]
#6: Casa Terrorífica by Ester y sus galletas
#7: Thanksgiving Cookie Platter by kns93
#8: Medaile Pro Stěstí (Lucky Medal) by Dita
#9: Witch Theme Cookie Set with Mini Cookies and Fondant Decorations by Marybeth G
Congrats again, everyone. Splendid work this week!
One housekeeping note before I leave you. My mom's move to St. Louis is fast approaching (it's now just 12 days away) so I am dealing with movers, her storage unit, the independent living facility where she's headed (which has been surprisingly scattered and unprepared for her), a furniture rental outfit, and too many other entities and details to count. Suddenly having to assume so much responsibility for her life has been pretty overwhelming. My fingers are staying crossed that the next few weeks go smoothly, as I really want to keep a steady stream of Spotlights coming. Though please continue to be patient if my posting remains sporadic. My priority right now is to get mom and her kitty Coocoo happily situated in her new apartment, which is a far cry from the 1790s rambling old home that she's leaving. I expect this to be no small feat.
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