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Saturday (Oops, Monday!) Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies


[EDITOR'S NOTE: So sorry for the delayed posting of this Spotlight. Lisa had this post in the hopper by last Friday, but I spent the weekend teaching at and watching The Bake Fest, so I am just now getting caught up! I hope those of you who attended the event enjoyed it. It was great fun, and I learned a ton from the other instructors! ~JMU]

In my neck of the woods, spring has sprung. The gardens are an avalanche of color and texture. Not only are the flower beds overflowing, but so are the calendars. There is an abundance of weddings, graduations, commemorative holidays, and birthdays. Plenty of reasons to bake, decorate, and celebrate! This week's hot list* is a delicious reflection of all that we're juggling.

#1: Enchanted Forest by Little-Fancies (These 3-D creations by @Little-Fancies are pure enchantment. Magical mushrooms indeed!)
#1 - Enchanted Forest by Little-Fancies

#2: Panenka k Narozeninám (aka Birthday Doll) by Dita (@Dita's doll is full of so much texture and detail.)
#2 - Panenkak Naroreninam by Dita

#3: Flowers by Gloriabakes (@Gloriabakes has given us jars of springtime joy.)
#3 - Flowers by Gloriabakes

#4: Lilac Fantasy by Little-Fancies (These fantastical pieces mark @Little-Fancies's second appearance in this week's Spotlight; not only that, but they earned the coveted cover spot. Well done!)
#4 - Lilac Fantasy by Little-Fancies

#5: Breakfast for Mom (Sri Lankan Style) by Zeena (This Mother's Day tribute is filled with all sorts of Sri Lankan delights. Thanks for providing all of the backstory, @Zeena.)
#5 - Breakfast for Mom [Sri Lankan Style)

#6: Pro Maminku (aka For Mommy) by Dita (This handpainted heart is another Mother's Day tribute that is trending well past that celebration. It's also @Dita's second appearance this week. Congratulations!)
#6 - Pro Maminku [For Mommy)

#7: Srdíčko na Památku (aka A Heart as a Keepsake) by Dita (Another one of @Dita's gorgeous hearts! This post is also her third trending cookie this week! Great work, Dita!)
#7 - Sr****o na Pamatku [aka A Heart as a Keepsake)

#8: Photo Frame Cookie by Zeena (Yet another Mother's Day cookie - there can never be too many! It's also @Zeena's second appearance in this week's Spotlight! Terrific work, @Zeena!)
#8 - Photo Frame Cookie by Zeena

#9: Fit, 50, Fabulous! by Cookies Fantastique (Such a fun and fabulous set for a milestone birthday. Well done, @Cookies Fantastique.)
#9 - Fit, 50, Fabulous! by Cookies Fantastique

#10: Drama Faces by Classic.Cookies (These striking cookies have been trending strong over the past seven days despite having been originally posted ten (!) years ago. Amazing, @Classic.Cookies!)
#10 - Drama Faces by Classic.Cookies

Just like many of our gardens, this week's Saturday Spotlight is overflowing with beauty and inspiration. I'm looking forward to seeing what pops up in the weeks to come. Have a wonderful week!

[HOUSEKEEPING NOTE: I will be on vacation next Saturday through the following Sunday, so I will not be writing or editing a Spotlight on May 27, but intend to resume with one on June 3 or 4. I am looking forward to some complete downtime next week! TIA! ~JMU]

* 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.


Lisa Foss is a hobbyist cookie decorator. After careers in corporate communications and freelance writing, she spent more than a decade at various soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and prison reentry programs throughout New York City. Lisa’s cookie journey began in 2011 when she started making gingerbread houses. After getting a handle on construction, she focused on improving her decorating skills through books, videos, and online tutorials. This exploration brought her to Cookie Connection, which has provided her with an incredible community to learn from and grow with. Though she enjoys making cookies for family and friends, Lisa’s main focus is cookies for charity.

For more information about Lisa and her work, please check out her Facebook and Instagram pages.

Byline photo credit: Shutterstock

Note: Saturday Spotlight is a weekly Cookie Connection blog feature written alternately by Lisa Foss and Julia M. Usher. Its primary intent is to cast a spotlight on the week's top-trending cookie posts, as determined automatically by the site algorithms described above. This article expresses the views of the author, and not necessarily those of this site, its owners, its administrators, or its employees. To see all of Cookie Connection's past Saturday Spotlights, click here.


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  • Top 10 Cookies - May 22, 2023: Cookies and Photo by Little-Fancies; Graphic Design by Julia M Usher
  • #1 - Enchanted Forest: By Little-Fancies
  • #2 - Panenka k Narozeninám (aka Birthday Doll): By Dita
  • #3 - Flowers: By Gloriabakes
  • #4 - Lilac Fantasy: By Little-Fancies
  • #5 - Breakfast for Mom (Sri Lankan Style): By Zeena
  • #6 - Pro Maminku (aka For Mommy): By Dita
  • #7 - Srdíčko na Památku (aka A Heart as a Keepsake): By Dita
  • #8 - Photo Frame Cookie: By Zeena
  • #9 - Fit, 50, Fabulous!: By Cookies Fantastique
  • #10 - Drama Faces: By Classic.Cookies

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These cookies are a true taste of spring! The designs are so fresh and vibrant, and the decorations are absolutely stunning. They're a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want to add a touch of sweetness to your day, these cookies are sure to impress <3

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