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Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies


Hello, cookiers! What a zany time it is - right now, I'm juggling prep for three events, a video shoot for my tutorials, the judging of two competitions, and the setup of my own competition! I can barely keep my head on straight. That said, I'm going to cut straight to the chase this week, and leap headlong into the hot list*. You'll see a couple of oldies but goodies at the end (by @Evelindecora and @Vanilla & Me, in spots #9 and #10, respectively), but all of the other honored cookies were posted within the last couple of weeks. I want to specially thank our recent posters for their steady and gorgeous contributions to this site. Without them, Cookie Connection wouldn't be such a  beautiful and dynamic place. Now, onward to those honorees . . .

#1: Spring Cookies by Evelindecora#1 - Spring Cookies by Evelindecora

#2: Hearts by Zeena
#2 - Hearts by Zeena

#3: 10" Heart Cookie by TAMMY HOLMES [EDITOR'S NOTE: Congrats, @TAMMY HOLMES, on earning our cover spot this week. The combination of your cookie and your photo is just so darn striking! ~JMU]
#3 - 10%22 Heart Cookie by TAMMY HOLMES

#4: Pink Flowers by Yazz Ross [EDITOR'S NOTE: The second stunning entry in Watch-Learn-Create Challenge #56! Wonderful job, Yazz! Here's hoping more of you will take advantage of this one-of-a-kind learning opportunity brought to you by @mintlemonade (cookie crumbs) and @Manu biscotti decorati! You still have three whole weeks to create! ~JMU]#4 - Pink Flowers by Yazz Ross

#5: Suculenta by Yazz Ross
#5 - Suculenta by Yazz Ross

#6: More for Easter by Heather Bruce Sosa
#6 - More for Easter by Heather Bruce Sosa

#7: Mother's Day Florals by Donna Allen
#7 - Mother's Day Florals by Donna Allen

#8: Too Cute Easter Bunnies by Donna Allen
#8 - Too Cute Easter Bunnies by Donna Allen

#9: Stained Glass Cookie by Evelindecora#9 - Stained Glass Cookie by Evelindecora

#10: Cookie Bouquet by Vanilla & Me #10 - Cookie Bouquet by Vanilla & Me

Thanks again, honorees! I apologize for this week's brevity, but it is 11 pm here in Missouri, and I still have a few hours of computer work tonight in order to stay on top of my schedule. We'll all be glad to have @LisaF back next weekend! Her recaps of late have been a lot more fun and engaging than this one, and I so love her help! Anywho, enjoy the rest of the weekend. I'll try to squeeze in some time off too.

* 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 - March 2, 2024: Cookie and Photo by TAMMY HOLMES; Graphic Design by Julia M Usher
  • #1 - Spring Cookies: By Evelindecora
  • #2 - Hearts: By Zeena
  • #3 - 10" Heart Cookie: By TAMMY HOLMES
  • #4 - Pink Flowers: By Yazz Ross
  • #5 - Suculenta: By Yazz Ross
  • #6 - More for Easter: By Heather Bruce Sosa
  • #7 - Mother's Day Florals: By Donna Allen
  • #8 - Too Cute Easter Bunnies: By Donna Allen
  • #9 - Stained Glass Cookie: By Evelindecora
  • #10 - Cookie Bouquet: By Vanilla & Me

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Oh Julia, you get the biggest spotlight! Thank you so much, once again, for giving us these opportunities. We really don’t see your long hours of hard work to make all this happen. But do know we deeply appreciate and value all you do for us. We hope you do get a rest this weekend.

Congratulations to all for your awesome entries!♥️

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