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Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies


Wow - what a stunning collection of fresh, new cookies! Thanks, everyone, for the active posting this week; your beauties have really livened up the site. This hot list* has impressive CookieCon Sugar Show entries, fondant-covered wonders made with the most amazing mold-and-cutter kits (also made by the same cookie artist), beautifully delicate florals, and even glimpses of Halloween. (It's never too soon for Halloween in my kitchen! Don't you feel the same way?!)

Anywho, time is extra precious this week (I'm juggling way too many great cookie events), so let's fast-forward to our honorees . . .

#1: Curiosities by Susie Jacobs [EDITOR'S NOTE: Being number one on our hot list is a big honor as is. But I was simply so enamored with the tiny details in Susie's CookieCon entry that I had to also give it this week's cover spot. Congrats, Susie! ~JMU]
#1 - Curiosities by Susie Jacobs

#2: Parnassus on Wheels by Susie Jacobs [EDITOR'S NOTE: Susie did it again with another CookieCon entry! This one was entered in the Books and Literature category. ~JMU]
#2 - Parnassus on Wheels by Susis Jacobs

#3: Christening Collection by Little-Fancies [EDITOR'S NOTE: This set is the one I alluded to earlier with the magnificent florals. So pretty, aren't they?! ~JMU]
#3 - Christening Collection by Little-Fancies

#4: Trick or Treat by Mary Kraft [EDITOR'S NOTE: What a darling first glimpse of Halloween! ~JMU]
#4 - Trick or Treat by Mary Kraft

#5: Sea Birthday by Skilful Cook [EDITOR'S NOTE: Such a lovely color scheme coupled with equally lovely painting! ~JMU]
#5 - Sea Birthday by Skilful Cook

#6: Birthday Cookies by Gloriabakes [EDITOR'S NOTE: More cute seaside animals featured prominently in a birthday set! What's not to love about these smiling faces?! ~JMU]
#6 - Birthday Cookies by Gloriabakes

#7: Mexican Set by lulubakes [EDITOR'S NOTE: It's best you zoom in on this one so you don't miss its wide variety of techniques. And what about those nachos?! Did you also do a double-take, thinking they might be the real thing? ~JMU]
#7 - Mexican Set by lulubakes

#8: His Name is Tiger! by Ryoko ~Cookie Ave. [EDITOR'S NOTE: After a bit of a hiatus on the site, Ryoko charms us with another delightful baby set! Last week, her set of the same theme also hit the hot list. Way to go, Ryoko, and welcome back! ~JMU]
#8 - His Name is Tiger! by Ryoko ~Cookie Ave.

#9: Halloween Cookies by Lorena Rodríguez [EDITOR'S NOTE: Our second glimpse of Halloween this week - and what a richly detailed one it is! Lorena is not only the designer of these fondant-covered cookies, but also the mastermind behind the tool kits used to make them. I encourage you to check out her site for many more creative themed kits. ~JMU]
#9 - Halloween Cookies by Lorena Rodríguez

#10: A Fun Windmill Project by Cookies Fantastique [EDITOR'S NOTE: Yes, this project is so darn fun that it's captured enough interest to land on the hot list for the second week in a row. Kudos to Carol!]#10 - A Fun Windmill Project by Cookies Fantastique

Gorgeous work, everyone. @LisaF will return with next week's Spotlight as I am hopefully wrapping up work on the next Cookier Close-up and tutorial. Stay tuned!

* 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.

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 Banner - September 9, 2023: 3-D Cookie and Photo by Susie Jacobs; Graphic Design by Julia M Usher
  • #1 - Curiosities: By Susie Jacobs
  • #2 - Parnassus on Wheels: By Susie Jacobs
  • #3 - Christening Collection: By Little-Fancies
  • #4 - Trick or Treat: By Mary Kraft
  • #5 - Sea Birthday: By Skilful Cook
  • #6 - Birthday Cookies: By Gloriabakes
  • #7 - Mexican Set: By lulubakes
  • #8 - His Name is Tiger!: By Ryoko ~Cookie Ave.
  • #9 - Halloween Cookies: By Lorena Rodríguez
  • #10 - A Fun Windmill Project: By Cookies Fantastique

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Congrats again, honorees, on excellent work this week! I'll be sending your badges via PM a little later tonight when this post will also be published to social media. Stay tuned!

Oh wow!! What a surprise 😮.  Such an honor. Congrats to all featured artists here! The work is absolutely amazing. Truly unique and beautifully executed down to the tiniest detail!!

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