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Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies


It's one of those weeks where mysterious unknown outside forces are causing lots of previously posted cookies to trend again. This phenomenon usually happens around key cookie holidays, like Valentine's Day and Christmas, when some other blog post or online feature points traffic toward our members' stunning seasonal cookies.

While our home page feeds and hot list* may seem a bit anachronistic this week, the result is only something to exclaim loudly and positively about! We all get to take a little walk down memory lane; members we've missed pleasantly revisit us again; and the convergence of various Cookie Connection eras is nothing short of spectacular.

To see what I mean, let's explore this week's featured cookies together, shall we?! The first three honorees as well as the last one are recent additions to the site, whereas all of the others hark from days much further back.

#1: Robbie Burns Cookies 2024 by Joanna (Cookie Mojo) [EDITOR'S NOTE: What a delightful duplex of photos! ~JMU]#1 - Robbie Burns Cookies 2024 by Joanna (Cookie Mojo)

#2: Australian Day by Petra Florean [EDITOR'S NOTE: I love all of the tiny details on this Australian sea turtle. It's also reminding me that I need to tack a few extra days onto my trip to International Cake Show Australia to appreciate the many natural wonders there. Woman-traveler does not live on cake and cookies alone! Thanks for the beautiful reminder, Petra! ~JMU]
#2 - Australian Day by Petra Florean

#3: L❤️VE! by Di Art Sweets [EDITOR'S NOTE: Di Art Sweets is on a roll with adorable cookies. She had equally darling sets featured both last week and the week before! Congrats on your cuteness-consistency, @Di Art Sweets! ~JMU]#3 - L❤️VE! by Di Art Sweets

#4: Engagement Cookies by Evelindecora [EDITOR'S NOTE: What's not to love about these very elegant cookies first posted back in 2017?! ~JMU]
#4 - Engagement Cookies by Evelindecora

#5: Pierniczki z Kronką aka Gingerbreads with Kronka by Teresa Pękul [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another gorgeous set from 2017! Sadly, here's a situation where Google's translation eludes me. (I always like to know what every title is saying!) Perhaps @Teresa Pękul can tell me what "kronka" means? ]
#5 - Pierniczki z Kronką aka Gingerbreads with Kronka by Teresa Pękul

#6: Isomalt Butterfly Suncatcher by iSugarfy (aka swissophie) [EDITOR'S NOTE: This cookie, first posted here in 2018, is so stunning that I'm frankly shocked it hadn't been featured before today. Leave it to @iSugarfy (aka swissophie) to wow us! ~JMU]
_6 - Isomalt Butterfly Suncatcher by iSugarfy (aka swissophie) CROPPED

#7: Lilium Cookies by Evelindecora [EDITOR'S NOTE: @Evelindecora is another member who consistently wows. In fact, she's now done it twice in this one Spotlight with these cookies dating back to 2014! ~JMU]
#7 - Lilium Cookies by Evelindecora

#8: Valentine Cookies by Anita K.C. [EDITOR'S NOTE: So perfectly Valentines-y in their marbled pink splendor, these cookies from 2021 earned this week's cover spot! Kudos to you, @Anita K.C.! ~JMU]
#8 - Valentine Cookies by Anita K.C.

#9: Christmas Sweater by Sweet Prodigy [EDITOR'S NOTE: Though probably the most anachronistic cookie of the week - having been made in 2016 and not even for Valentine's Day (!) - this masterfully piped cookie is no less magical. Impeccable work, @Sweet Prodigy! ~JMU]
#9 - Christmas Sweater by Sweet Prodigy

And, last but not least . . .

#10: Bridesmaid by Icingsugarkeks [EDITOR'S NOTE: @Icingsugarkeks, aka Gabi, makes another appearance this week with this cookie, also featured recently in our Challenge #55 recap. Gabi is becoming a regular to our Spotlights, thanks to her consistent and well-crafted postings!]
#10 - Bridesmaid by Icingsugarkeks

Speaking of challenges, Challenge #56, ruffle borders with @mintlemonade (cookie crumbs) aka Noriko Forster, opened last weekend, and her kickoff video is absolutely mesmerizing, as @Manu biscotti decorati, early viewers, and I can attest. Don't forget to grab your exclusive Cookie Connection members-only discount code (via the button below) to get Noriko's video for a mere $5 while the challenge is open! I can't wait to see your cookies over the coming week - here's hoping many of them include ruffles!

* 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.


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  • Top 10 Cookies Banner - February 3, 2024: Cookies and Photo by Anita K.C.; Graphic Design by Julia M Usher
  • #1 - Robbie Burns Cookies 2024: By Joanna (Cookie Mojo)
  • #2 - Australian Day: By Petra Florean
  • #3 - L❤️VE!: By Di Art Sweets
  • #4 - Engagement Cookies: By Evelindecora
  • #5 - Pierniczki z Kronką aka Gingerbreads with Kronka: By Teresa Pękul
  • #6 - Isomalt Butterfly Suncatcher: By iSugarfy (aka swissophie)
  • #7 - Lilium Cookies: By Evelindecora
  • #8 - Valentine Cookies: By Anita K.C.
  • #9 - Christmas Sweater: By Sweet Prodigy
  • #10 - Bridesmaid: By Icingsugarkeks

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Congrats, everyone! I needed to post to the site a little earlier than usual, as I have a full day in the kitchen tomorrow, and have vowed to do no computer work! (We'll see if I can keep that promise . . .)  Anyway, this post will hit social media around 2 pm CT tomorrow (Saturday), so be on the lookout for it there then.

Speaking of social media, @Anita K.C., first, super congrats on your cover image! So lovely! Second, I would love to tag you in my Facebook and Instagram posts, but I do not know and could not find your handles on either platform. Can you please leave them in a comment here or email them to me ( (They're also useful to put in your Cookie Connection member profile, so I always know how to tag you in situations like this. I'm all for giving public credit where it is due!) THANK YOU!

Honorees, I will also be sending your "I was featured" badges via PM within the next hour, so keep your eyes peeled for them then. Congrats again!

What a nice surprise to see my cookie featured in this week's Saturday Spotlight! I'm glad to know that people are still admiring my work from days past. Congrats to everyone whose beautiful cookies were featured! ❤️

Congratulations to all!!Thank you to be in TOP 10 Saturday Spotlight.

@Julia M. Usher I think koronka koronkowe means embroidery lace but definitely @Teresa Pękul explain you exact meaning. Dear @Teresa Pękul your entry is just so delightful!! Fabulous work!

Last edited by Petra Florean

Teresa Pękul has a little typo in her title, 'kronka' is supposed to be 'koronka,' and 'koronka' means lace

Ahh, of course, I will correct that in the underlying post. Thank you!

Congrats everyone!!! What wonderfully creative and artistic cookie decorating!! I always look forward to seeing the Saturday spotlight. . The time, skill and patience it takes for each cookier to bring their design to life is clearly evident in every cookie ❤️. Looking through these sets brings a smile to my face and joy to my heart!

Awesome work everyone ❤️❤️❤️ Hugs...

(A quick aside: The Challenge videos are amazing!! I am thrilled with this new format for the Challenges!! Thank you Julia @Julia M. Usher and Manu @Manu biscotti decorati for the hard work in bringing these to us. And a very special thanks to Noriko @mintlemonade (cookie crumbs) for this demonstration of different border options!!

I've loved watching and learning from each and every video. And even after watching them several times, I find something new that I hadn't seen before . I used one of Noriko's border ideas in a current cookie order and love the design! No pictures yet...)

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