Just as we’re supposed to be bundling up in thick sweaters and downy coats, I’ve experienced the run of all possible seasons and weather this week – and not just in my travels from Washington, DC to Stonington, Maine, but in my journey through the site in preparing this Spotlight! Naturally, our hot list* has its fair share of Halloween treats, but it’s also got Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even spring- and summer-themed cookies! In fact, one of the latter was so darn well executed that I couldn’t resist selecting it for this week’s cover image. (Congrats, @Mariana Meirelles, on your charming panda and sakura set! Not only is your panda perfectly painted, but it also pulled at my heart strings by reminding me of the incredible teaching trip I made to Japan around this time last year. I miss all of my friends there so much!)
Anywho, I’m not sure if you’re all intentionally trying to confuse me with your widely varying themes , but, thankfully, I’ve got the site’s trending algorithms to keep the top Spotlight picks on point! This week, the site’s automatic calculations* said that the following ten cookies were the hottest (i.e., the most viewed, liked, and commented upon), and I’m certainly not going to dispute that! Marvelous work, everyone! And special congrats to both @Teri Pringle Wood and @Cookies Fantastique by Carol who have multiple sets recognized this week.
#1: Little Turkeys by Teri Pringle Wood
#2: Graveyard Halloween by Cookies Fantastique by Carol
#3: Pumpkin Houses by Teri Pringle Wood
#4: Challenge – How I Tried to Cookie-fy a Pie Crust by Cookies Fantastique by Carol
#5: Happy Fall, Y’all by Teri Pringle Wood
#6: Little Friends Picking Wild Strawberries by Elke Hoelzle
#7: Panda and Sakura by Mariana Meirelles
#8: Nutcracker Transfer by Tina at Sugar Wishes
#9: The Witches Are Coming! by Gina's Cake
#10: Frankenstein Family Season’s Greetings by virago
Congrats again to our honorees! Have a great next week, everyone, and don't forget to turn back your clocks tonight!
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