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Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies


I can't believe we are saying goodbye to another month. The summer breezes already feel like a distant memory. I guess I should clarify that those summer breezes were in my neighborhood. Though I am closing the pool and stacking firewood, not all of us are enjoying the same season. Some of the cookies on this week's hot list* serve as a beautiful reminder of this community's internationality. How lucky we are to have such a diverse and far-reaching membership on Cookie Connection! Some say fall, some say spring! However you say it, you will find so much inspiration on this site throughout every season.

Let's start celebrating!

#1: Happy Spring Day! by Heather Bruce Sosa (Coming in at the top spot, @Heather Bruce Sosa's gorgeous bouquet lets us know that spring is in full swing in the southern hemisphere!)
#1 - Happy Spring Day! By Heather Bruce Sosa

#2: Fall Cookies by Evelindecora (These mock macarons are pure artistry.  Congratulations, @Evelindecora!)
#2 - Fall Cookies by Evelindecora

#3: Sunflowers with a Touch of Van Gogh by Vero (Very Vero) (This collection really captures the dramatic nature of sunflowers. Well done, @Vero (Very Vero).)
#3 - Sunflowers with a Touch of Van Gogh

#4: Fall by Di Art Sweets (The color palette that @Di Art Sweets uses here adds so much, don't you think? BTW, Dora is our October site artist too! Check out her adorable woodland animals and acorns in the banner and backdrop!)
#4 - Fall by Di Art Sweets

#5: Watercolour Pumpkins by lulubakes (@lulubakes' artful commingling of colors perfectly conveys the splendor of autumn - which is one great reason this set landed in this week's cover image! Extra congrats!)
#5 - Watercolour Pumpkins by lulubakes

#6: Woodland House by BevH (This darling fairy house comes with all sorts of creative details. Be sure to check out Bev's work-process comments under her post. Thank you so much for sharing, @BevH.)
#6 - Woodland House by BevH

#7: Vampire Kiss! by Montserrat Esquivel (I'm sure these cookies are dying for someone to bite into them! Great job, @Montserrat Esquivel.)
#7 - Vampire Kiss! by Montserrat Esquivel

#8: Tiffany-Style Table Lamp by iSugarfy (aka swissophie) (This spectacular creation, made for a Cookie Connection challenge, is trending again after initially appearing in 2018. Make sure to look at all of the details that @iSugarfy (aka swissophie) shares in her comments.)
#8 - Tiffany-Style Table Lamp

#9: Carousel by cookiebouquets (This week marks @cookiebouquets' third appearance in a row with this spotlighted post. Congratulations, @cookiebouquets. Everyone is clearly enjoying your work!)
#9 - Carousel by cookiebouquets

#10: Hello, Autumn! by The Vintage Cookie Jar (This sweater-weather cutie has made the hot list for two consecutive weeks. Well done, @The Vintage Cookie Jar!)
#10 Hello Autumn! by

Now, wasn't that collection a fun one?! It has certainly left me inspired!

Wherever you're located or whatever season you might be enjoying, I hope the upcoming weeks provide you with ample opportunity to celebrate. And maybe find a few moments to play around in the kitchen . . . Julia and I would love to see more of your season's work!

* 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 focused her attention on the nonprofit sector. She spent more than a decade at various soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and prison reentry programs. 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 Banner - September 30, 2023: Cookies by lulubakes; Graphic Design by Julia M Usher
  • #1 - Happy Spring Day!: By Heather Bruce Sosa
  • #2 - Fall Cookies: By Evelindecora
  • #3 - Sunflowers with a Touch of Van Gogh: By Vero (Very Vero)
  • #4 - Fall: By Di Art Sweets
  • #5 - Watercolour Pumpkins: By lulubakes
  • #6 - Woodland House: By BevH
  • #7 - Vampire Kiss!: By Montserrat Esquivel
  • #8 - Tiffany-Style Table Lamp: By iSugarfy (aka swissophie)
  • #9 - Carousel: By cookiebouquets
  • #10 - Hello, Autumn!: By The Vintage Cookie Jar

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Congrats, featured cookiers, on your beautiful cookies. Stay tuned for your "I was featured" badges coming via Cookie Connection private message! Thanks too to the very supportive @LisaF for putting together another great Spotlight and for reminding us of the value of this global community!

Oh wow, thanks so much for the honour of being spotlighted next to so many amazing entries!! I am absolutely thrilled and humbled. Congratulations dear @Very Vero, @Di Art Sweets, @lulubakes, @BevH, @Monserrat Esquivel, @Swissophie (SO awesome!), @cookiebouquets and  @The Vintage Cookie Jar♥️

Thank you, dear Julia @Julia M. Usher and Lisa @LisaF for all your hard work.

So looking forward to what’s cooking in Manu’s and Julia’s oven!♥️

Congrats, featured cookiers, on your beautiful cookies. Stay tuned for your "I was featured" badges coming via Cookie Connection private message! Thanks too to the very supportive @LisaF for putting together another great Spotlight and for reminding us of the value of this global community!

Thank you Julia and Lisa for another wonderful Spotlight, this one have so good and cozy vibes, love it! And many congrats to all the featured artists, Happy Sunday to all🧡

What beautiful work everyone!!! Congratulations for this spotlight of your art. So well deserved, each and every one of you ❤️. I know only too well what goes into the creation of art this well's significant and I'm so happy to see that cookie art creation is recognized on CC each week in this format (thank you Julia @Julia M. Usher). And many, many thanks to you, dear Lisa @LisaF for your wonderful contribution in the creative descriptive writing. I have no doubt that your work is a huge help to Julia!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Hugs...

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