Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies

 

Oh my! We went from seasonal ambiguity to full-on Christmas cheer all in one week! Half of the honored cookies on this week's hot list* are clearly working double time to get us all in the Christmas spirit , and, I must say, they are succeeding! The other half is an eclectic, but nonetheless beautiful assortment of designs, including an early Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #37 entry, an elegant wedding gown set, and a Cake International Gold Award winner! In other words, there's no shortage of interesting eye candy! Please enjoy, and be sure to extend your congrats to this week's honorees!

#1: "Home Sweet Home" Mini Gingerbread House by Evelindecora
#1 - %22Home Sweet Home%22 Mini Gingerbread House by Evelindecora

#2: Sunflower Pumpkin by Teri Pringle Wood#2 - Sunflower Pumpkin by Teri Pringle Wood

#3: Old St. Nick Icing Transfer by Tina at Sugar Wishes
#3 - Old St. Nick Icing Transfer by Tina at Sugar Wishes

#4: Christmas Mugs by Olivera Vlah#4 - Christmas Mugs by Olivera Vlah

#5: Christmas Cookie Display by Vanilla & Me [EDITOR'S NOTE: Congrats, @Vanilla & Me, on your second-place win at Cake International! So well done!]#5 - Christmas Cookie Display by Vanilla & Me

#6: A Fish Out of Water! by Kim Damon [EDITOR'S NOTE: That early - and impressive - entry to our latest water challenge. For this challenge, I'm giving away a $100 gift certificate to Creative Cookier , so put on your thinking caps, fill those piping bags, and enter before December 15! More challenge details here.]#6 - Fish Out of Water! by Kim Damon

#7: Youngsters by Teri Pringle Wood#7 - Youngsters by Teri Pringle Wood

#8: Miniature Bakery by Noaa
#8 - Miniature Bakery by Noaa

#9: Santa Is Coming by Maggy morsles#9 - Santa Is Coming by Maggy morsles

And, hitting our Spotlight for the first time (if I'm not mistaken), the very talented @Chua Cookie! I can't wait to see more of your posts here on Cookie Connection, Arlene!

#10: Wedding Couture by Chua Cookie#10 - Wedding Couture by Chua Cookie

On that elegant note from Arlene, I conclude this week's Spotlight, but not without a little extra challenge . . . Since next week is our last Spotlight for a while (I'll be on Thanksgiving break from November 23 through December 2, and so will the Spotlights ), I want you to launch us off on that holiday with the most festive and fabulous Thanksgiving designs you can imagine. Bring 'em on - Christmas isn't quite here yet!

Congrats again, honorees!

* 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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Teri Pringle Wood posted:

Thank you so much Julia, it's always an honor to have one of my cookies be in your gorgeous covers as well as them being featured in the spotlight. Congratulations to all featured 😊

Well, it's your gorgeous cookie and cookie photo that make this cover gorgeous! 

Julia M. Usher posted:
Teri Pringle Wood posted:

Thank you so much Julia, it's always an honor to have one of my cookies be in your gorgeous covers as well as them being featured in the spotlight. Congratulations to all featured 😊

Well, it's your gorgeous cookie and cookie photo that make this cover gorgeous! 

Thank you so much 😊

Thank you so much for putting my little fish out of water cookie up, along with all those beautiful works of sugar art! I am currently having to work on a few more Thanksgiving orders befor diving headlong into Christmas cookies, so I feel your challange, Julia! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving all!!!

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