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Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies


It feels incredibly appropriate that we are wrapping up October with a great big boo-tiful hot list.* I'm sorry, I couldn't resist the pun. I have just been so delighted by all of the recent Halloween-themed posts. So much creativity and cuteness!

Let's take a stroll through our very own sweet pumpkin patch . . .

#1: All the Fall Feels by MegMeACake (I cannot think of a better name for this cozy set. It certainly gives me all the feels, @MegMeACake.)
#1 - All the Fall Feels by MegMeACake

#2: Skeleton in Pink Coffin by Montserrat Esquivel (Who knew a coffin could have so much whimsy?! Great job, @Montserrat Esquivel.)
#2 - Skeleton in Pink Coffin by Monsterrat Esquivel

#3: Vivi's Haunted House by vivi (With all of its ghouls and glow-in-the-dark elements, this clip is quintessential Halloween and just perfect for this week's pre-holiday cover spot. Plus, it's no small feat to have an inaugural post that's so well received! Congrats on your first Cookie Connection clip, vivi!)
#3 - Vivi's Haunted House by vivi

#4: Core by yokko (There is so much realism and depth to this handpainted stunner. Amazing, @yokko!)
#4 - Core by yokko

#5: Halloween by Dhsprad (This vibrant set was first posted nine years ago and is trending once again with over 32K views! Incredible, @Dhsprad!)
#5 - Halloween by Dhsprad

#6: Colorful Pumpkins by Montserrat Esquivel (These striking pumpkins mark @Montserrat Esquivel's second appearance in this week's Spotlight. Congrats!)
#6 - Colorful Pumpkins by Montserrat Esquivel

#7: Boo! by Di Art Sweets (Boo to you too, @Di Art Sweets! Your set is 100-percent Halloween fun!)
#7 - BOO by Di Art Sweets

#8: A Little Boo Is Almost Due by MegMeACake (Another two-time Spotlightee, this sweet cookie assortment does both Halloween and baby shower duty!)
#8 - A Little Boo Is Almost Due by MegMeACake

#9: Mini Haunted House by April Berry (Pink and green are the new black and orange! This delightful 3-D miniature goes to show that Halloween cookies needn't stick with convention to be effective. Thank you for sharing your creation with us, @April Berry!)
#9 - Mini Haunted House by April Berry

#10: Kůň Pro Malou Holčičku aka A Horse for a Little Girl by Dita (Simply put: pure artistry by @Dita. Well done!)
#10 - KunPro Malou Holcicku aka A Horse for a Little Girl By Dita

How about that?! We started out with all of the fall feels and then galloped to a finish! I hope this week's hot list provided you with a hefty shot of seasonal inspiration.

Keep all of your clips coming. You're helping to keep the site so very festive!

I hope everyone has a pleasant and peaceful week.

* 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 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.


Images (11)
  • Top 10 Cookies Banner - October 28, 2023: Haunted House and Photo by vivi; Graphic Design by Julia M Usher
  • #1 - All the Fall Feels: By MegMeACake
  • #2 - Skeleton in Pink Coffin: By Montserrat Esquivel
  • #3 - Vivi's Haunted House: By vivi
  • #4 - Core: By yokko
  • #5 - Halloween: By Dhsprad
  • #6 - Colorful Pumpkins: By Montserrat Esquivel
  • #7 - Boo!: By Di Art Sweets
  • #8 - A Little Boo Is Almost Due: By MegMeACake
  • #9 - Mini Haunted House: By April Berry
  • #10 - Kůň Pro Malou Holčičku aka A Horse for a Little Girl: By Dita

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Congrats, honorees! I especially love the many takes on Halloween. I'll be back late Saturday night with your badges, so check your PMs here on Cookie Connection around that time for that info.

@vivi, When you see this post, please send me your Instagram and Facebook handles so I can tag your cover image on social media. I searched for you, but could not find you, so your image on social media is not currently tagged (only credited). It’s also a good idea to put these account names in your Cookie Connection profile so I can tag you more easily in the future when this happens again (which it surely will)! 😀

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