Ooh, I just love this time of year on the site, don't you? I mean, who needs visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads when there are so many glorious Christmas cookies dancing across our screens?! Tonight, I'm featuring this week's top ten cookies, but it should come as no surprise that nearly all (but for one Thanksgiving straggler) are Christmas-themed. From handpainted wreaths to cheery snow globes, our hot list* has nearly every holiday motif covered. It's a virtual Christmas gift full of inspiration, just waiting to be opened!
Onward, shall we? I'm sure you're dying to unwrap this early Christmas present!
#1: Merry Christmas, Y'all by heidijo [EDITOR'S NOTE: If this trio of Santas seems familiar, it's because it's a very popular blast from the past, first posted last year!]
#2: Christmas Cookies by Evelindecora
#3: Christmas House by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)
#4: A Christmas Tree by Teri Pringle Wood
#7: Poinsettia Tree by swetla, who recently changed her screen name to @Vanilla & Me [EDITOR'S NOTE: I was captivated by this cookie's rich and untraditional colors, which is why it's this week's cover art!]
#8: A Christmas Circus Dream by Dolce Flo
#9: Christmas Hearts and Wreaths by Teri Pringle Wood
And, for that Thanksgiving straggler that I mentioned . . . thanks, @Cookies Fantastique by Carol for helping us end November on a high note!
#10: Thanksgiving . . . A Little Late by Cookies Fantastique by Carol
That's all for this week! I hope your Christmas baking and decorating continues to go as gloriously as it did this week. I can't wait to "unwrap" next Saturday's cookies!
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