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Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies


Spring means different things to different people. For some, it's the change in temperature. For others, it's the holidays, ceremonies, and familial celebrations. Last, but certainly not least, there are the flowers. Buds, blossoms, and bouquets are everywhere.

I mention all of this because this week's hot list* is a salute to so many different aspects of spring, all of which provide boundless inspiration and so much to appreciate. Let's have a look . . .

#1: Bloom! by Bakerloo Station (This set is so springtime-perfect that Julia and I decided to feature it as this week's cover art. I just love its exuberant colors and abundance of flowers in so many styles!)
#1 - Bloom! _ Bakerloo Station

#2: Easter Gift Set by Cookies Fantastique (Pure delight sums up this Easter set. I can't pick my favorite cookie, can you? Well done, @Cookies Fantastique.)
#2 - Easter Gift Set by Cookies Fantastique

#3: Japanese Wedding Kimono by coco.icingcookie (This week marks the second time that this clip has appeared in our Spotlight. Congratulations, @coco.icingcookie!)
#3 - Japanese Wedding Kimono by coco.icingcookie

#4: Mandala Cookies by Evelindecora (This beauty first appeared six years ago and is understandably trending once again. It would be a perfect addition to any springtime celebration, wouldn't it?! Amazing, @Evelindecora.)
#4 - Mandala Cookies by Evelindecora

#5: Lady Butterfly by iSugarfy (aka Swisssophie) (Another oldie that is still as mesmerizing as when it was first posted, this piece was a challenge entry, and, fortunately for us, @iSugarfy (aka swissophie) shared all sorts of details about its creation. Make sure to check out the comments under her post.)
#5 - Lady Butterfly

#6: Kaleidoscope by Manu biscotti decorati (Yet another old post and challenge entry that continues to captivate us. And, like iSugarfy (aka Swisssophie), @Manu biscotti decorati shares plenty of technique details under her post to help us learn and grow.)
#6 - Kaleidoscope Manu by Manu Biscotti Decorati

#7: It's a Springtime Birthday Celebration by EAC (This set is the perfect salute to a springtime birthday. Delightful, @EAC!)
#7 - It's a Springtime Birthday Celebration by EAC

#8: Flowers by Yazz Ross (@Yazz Ross has shown us a creative blend of love and whimsy in this Mother's Day collection.)
#8 - Flowers by Yazz Ross

#9: 3-D Baby Cradle Cookies by Julia M. Usher (Another blast from the past by none other than @Julia M. Usher! Everything about these 3-D cuties makes me smile.)
#9 - 3-D Baby Cradle Cookies by Julia M. Usher

#10: Pedal Time by Cláudia Dmytriw Pichek (The colors that @Cláudia Dmytriw Pichek uses here are so striking. And let's not overlook the impressive piped lettering!)
#10 - Pedal Time by Claudia Dmytriw Pichek

I know that I can personally get carried away with everything I need, want, or have to do. It's easy to miss the moments of seasonal beauty. I hope this Spotlight gave you an opportunity to relax for a few moments and enjoy the sweetness of spring.

I also hope everyone has a safe week ahead and finds plenty of reasons to celebrate the season.

* 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. 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.

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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 - April 13, 2024: Cookies and Photo by Bakerloo Station; Graphic Design by Julia M Usher
  • #1 - Bloom!: By Bakerloo Station
  • #2 - Easter Gift Set: By Cookies Fantastique
  • #3 - Japanese Wedding Kimono: By coco.icingcookie
  • #4 - Mandala Cookies: By Evelindecora
  • #5 - Lady Butterfly: By iSugarfy (aka Swissophie)
  • #6 - Kaleidoscope: By Manu biscotti decorati
  • #7 - It's a Springtime Birthday Celebration: By EAC
  • #8 - Flowers: By Yazz Ross
  • #9 - 3-D Baby Cradle Cookies: By Julia M. Usher
  • #10 - Pedal Time: By Cláudia Dmytriw Pichek

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Sorry for the delayed posting, everyone! @LisaF had this post all teed up on time; I just couldn't find the time or energy to do my tail-end part of posting while traveling this week. But, it's up now, better late than never, and it's a wonderful tribute to spring. Thanks, Lisa, for carrying on the Spotlight in my absence! And congrats to all of the honorees!

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