Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies


Ooh, this is an ultra exciting Spotlight, as (I think) we have five newcomers to our weekly hot list*! Special congrats to @CHIKAKO.F (for two recognitions), @Heather Bruce Sosa, @Kyra, @Yazz Ross, and @cookiebouquets! Well done, cookiers!

Let's jump right in and take a look at the wonders that our honorees posted this past week!

#1: Betta Fish by Kyra [EDITOR'S NOTE: Kyra's post is one of the first entries into our current brush embroidery challenge! There's still plenty of time to enter - and potentially win $100 in prizes - so check it out here.]
#1 - Betta Fish by Kyra

#2: Experimenting with New Techniques by Heather Bruce Sosa#2 - Experimenting with New Techniques by Heather Bruse Sosa

#3: Fragrance of Raspberries by PUDING FARM#3 - Fragrance of Raspberries by PUDING FARM

#4: My Dream House Series by CHIKAKO.F#4 - My Dream House Series by CHIKAKO.F

#5: Llamas and Cacti by Tina at Sugar Wishes#5 - Llamas and Cacti by Tina at Sugar Wishes

#6: Antique Cookies by CHIKAKO.F#6 - Antique Cookie by CHIKAKO

#7: Fragrance of Raspberries (Background) by PUDING FARM [EDITOR'S NOTE: As the photo title suggests, PUDING FARM ever so graciously submitted this cookie photo for our site background position! Stay tuned - you're likely to see it soon in this highly coveted spot!]#7 - Fragrance of Raspberries (Background) by PUDING FARM

#8: Happy Birthday to Cookie Connection! by Shutterstock [EDITOR'S NOTE: This cookie photo is royalty-free clip art from Shutterstock, but it was important to include here because I used it to highlight Cookie Connection's recent birthday! The site turned seven years old on June 8, believe it or not! ]#8 - Happy Birthday to Cookie Connection! by Shutterstock

#9: The Child and the Sea by Yazz Ross#9 - The Child and the Sea by Yazz Ross

And, our final and oh-so-charming honoree of the week . . .

#10: Picnic Girl by cookiebouquets
#10 - Picnic Girl by cookiebouquets

What delightful work! Again, extra kudos to our many newcomers to the Spotlight this week! And, to everyone, have a safe, happy, and healthy next week.

Note: On Friday, June 19, I'll be taking my first flight since the COVID outbreak to go to Maine to check on my long-distance (and long-running!) home renovation! Because my time there is very compressed, and the internet connection is notoriously poor, I will be skipping next week's Spotlight. I'll resume Spotlights on June 27, the same day as our recently announced live chat with @Sweet Prodigy, which you can read about and join here. Hope to "see" you then!

* 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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@Kyra posted:

My facebook page and instagram. Thankyou again for allowing me to be part of the community. It is a joy to share my creativity with so many other creative people. 

Instagram  @Kyramanthe

Congrats, though, just a clarification, I typically only tag the person whose work is in the cover image. It takes me 4-5 hours each week just to write and post these Spotlights when tagging just one person! My hope is others open the post to see all the other great work, where they can find your contact info right next to your post.

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