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Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies


Things are heating up around me. Literally. Like most of the United States, we're in the midst of a rather impressive heat wave. It makes outdoor activities unbearable. As a result, I am focusing my energy on indoor pursuits while trying to resist the desire to do nothing but sip cold beverages in front of the air conditioner! I am hoping that the appeal of piping practice will keep me from being a complete sloth. Fortunately, there are a couple of Cookie Connection activities to give me incentive to break out my piping bags, namely Watch-Learn-Create Challenge #57 (with an entry due date extended to August 4) and Julia's annual cookie art competition (with another week to finish entries).

We also have a delightful hot list* filled with inspiration. Let's take a look!

#1: Bella Birthday by Bakerloo Station (@Bakerloo Station's clean lines and perfect piping really make this set stand out.)
#1 - Bella Birthday by Bakerloo Station

#2: Green Embossed Shimmer Snake by TAMMY HOLMES (@TAMMY HOLMES has given us the most elegant snake I have ever seen!)
#2 - Green Embossed Shimmer Snake by Tammy Holmes

#3: Mermaids! by Di Art Sweets (These cuties made Julia and me smile so much that we decided to feature them as this week's cover art. Plus, they sing "summer" loud and clear! Congratulations, @Di Art Sweets!)
#3 - Mermaids! by Di Art Sweets

#4: Roses by Gloriabakes (Incorporating the recipient's name into the stem is such a clever idea! Well done, @Gloriabakes.)
#4 - Roses by Gloriabakes

#5: New in Summer! by Di Art Sweets (This cheery summertime set is @Di Art Sweets second appearance this week. Brava!)
#5 - New in Summer! by Di Art Sweets

#6: Gold Wedding by Lola Willard (@Lola Willard's wedding collection is a shimmering display of texture and technique.)
#6 - Gold Wedding by Lola Willard

#7: Paris Couture Cookies by Lorena Rodríguez (Magnifique and très chic, @Lorena Rodríguez!)
#7 - Paris Couture Cookies by Lorena Rodriquez

#8: Baby Nicole's Cookies by Silviya Mihailova (Such incredible details on @Silviya Mihailova's sweet set!)
#8 - Baby Nicole's Cookies by Silviya

#9: Bunnies in Blue by Teri Pringle Wood (First posted in 2016 for Easter no less, these blast-from-the-past cookies clearly have universal summertime appeal too. So charming, @Teri Pringle Wood!)
#9 - Bunnies in Blue by Teri Pringle Wood

#10: Monarcas by Yazz Ross (This lovely set was the first submission in the current challenge; its creative use of royal icing transfers earned it a Spotlight position when it first appeared, and, not surprisingly, it's trending once again. Great work, @Yazz Ross!)
#10 - Monarcas by Yazz Ross

How's that for some summertime inspiration?! This week's hot list certainly has increased my motivation to put my indoor time to good use! Let's hope it lasts (and my lazier side doesn't win out 😂)! Wishing everyone a safe and joyful 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. 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 - June 22, 2024: Cookies and Photo by Di Art Sweets; Graphic Design by Julia M Usher
  • #1 - Bella Birthday: By Bakerloo Station
  • #2 - Green Embossed Shimmer Snake: By TAMMY HOLMES
  • #3 - Mermaids!: By Di Art Sweets
  • #4 - Roses: By Gloriabakes
  • #5 - New in Summer!: By Di Art Sweets
  • #6 - Gold Wedding: By Lola Willard
  • #7 - Paris Couture Cookies: By Lorena Rodríguez
  • #8 - Baby Nicole's Cookies: By Silviya Mihailova
  • #9 - Bunnies in Blue: By Teri Pringle Wood
  • #10 - Monarcas: By Yazz Ross

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Hi, honorees and @LisaF! Great work, as always! Honorees, it is VERY late here so I will send badges via Cookie Connection PM sometime on Saturday (perhaps in the afternoon). In the meantime, the social media post about this Spotlight will appear on various platforms around 12 noon central time. Thanks again for making our site so beautiful!

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