Deck the (Cookie Connection) halls with boughs of holly! Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la! 'Tis the season to be jolly! Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!
I just love-love-love-love all the yuletide cheer on this week's hot list!* Take a peek, and soon you'll be singing its praises just like me!
(Of course, revel in all the eye candy below, but please be sure not to overlook the important site housekeeping notes at the very end of this post. They detail our upcoming Thanksgiving holiday posting schedule.)
#2: Christmas! by Di Art Sweets
#3: Christmas Gingerbread by Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI
#4: Ozdoby Swiąteczne (aka Christmas Decorations) by Teresa Pękul
#5: Welcome New Baby! by Cookies on Cambridge
#6: On the Open Sea by Petra Florean
#7: Pierniczki Swiąteczne (aka Christmas Gingerbread) by Teresa Pękul [EDITOR'S NOTE: Special congrats, @Teresa Pękul, on your second mention of the week and selection for our cover image. I love the vibrancy and intricacy of these two cuties!]
#9: Santa Claus Llegó (aka Santa Claus Has Arrived!) by Yazz Ross
Rounding out this week's list is another water-themed cookie by @Petra Florean made for our ongoing Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #37 (check out the challenge here; it's open 'til December 15) . . .
#10: Stone Mermaid by Petra Florean
And that's a wrap! (Pun intended - I do feel like I could tie up all these treasures with a big velvet bow, and they'd make the most fabulous Christmas gift!)
Now, for those housekeeping notes I mentioned at the top of this post . . . I'm taking my first vacation of the year from November 22 through December 2, and, while I'll be working madly on my home renovation during this time, I have every intention of putting aside this site for the week. (Don't get me wrong, I love you all, but this cookier needs to tune out cookies and recharge for a bit! ) That being said, there will be a two-weekend gap in Saturday Spotlights; I'll resume them on December 7. In the meantime, have a great Thanksgiving, all who celebrate, and a great two weeks in my absence, everyone!
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