Hi, all! Happy fall! We're in that inexplicably odd time zone where people tend to jump from Halloween cookies right into Christmas ones, forgetting about that wonderful Thanksgiving holiday that falls in between! Fortunately for us Thanksgiving lovers, we've got some suitably autumnal cookies topping this week's hot list*. Of course, we've got the requisite Santas, snow globes, and other Christmas cookies sneaking in early too . . . Though no matter the theme, all of our Spotlightees are stunners, as I'm sure you'll agree! Enjoy!
Before I get to the honorees, one housekeeping note: I am off on my annual Thanksgiving vacation next Saturday, November 21, and am not returning until Monday, November 30. I hate to miss two Spotlights in a row, but I also owe it to my husband to be as much in the moment with him as I can be. (We only have two weeks of vacation together each year.) So, there will definitely be no Spotlight on November 21, and I'm going to play the following weekend by ear. In the meantime, keep posting your cookies so I've got some fresh material in our photo feeds when I return!
Now, onward to our honorees . . .
#1: Christmas Cookies by Evelindecora [EDITOR'S NOTE: Special congrats to @Evelindecora! She's got three cookie sets on this week's hot list, and they run the gamut of themes, from Halloween through to fall and Christmas!]
#2: Happy Santa and Little Christmas Trees by Silviya Mihailova [EDITOR'S NOTE: I love these fondant-covered charmers that are just now hitting our hot list after having first been posted in 2018!]
#3: Halloween Cookies by Evelindecora
#4: Fall Cookie Scene by Evelindecora [EDITOR'S NOTE: This cookie set is not only Evelin's third one on this list, it's also a two-time honoree, having first been featured a couple of weeks ago. Congrats on this set's staying power, Evelin!]
#5: Pumpkins by Tina at Sugar Wishes
#6: Snow Globe Cookies by Gingerland [EDITOR'S NOTE: Talk about staying power! Like clockwork each year, these cookies first posted by @Gingerland in 2015 surface on our hot list just in time for Christmas cookie preparations! This set has now amassed a whopping 46,092 views - and counting!]
#7: Snowmen by Sweet Smiles [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another oldie but goodie! These too-adorable-for-words snowmen were first posted in 2016, yet are first-timers on our hot list!]
#8: Gather Together by Delorse [EDITOR'S NOTE: Though posted in 2018, these cookies are so timely - and so flawlessly elegant! That being said, I couldn't resist them for this week's cover spot!]
#9: Couture Cookies by Lorena Rodriguez
And, a lovely version of our current site backdrop, but in a basket . . .
#10: A Basket Full of Colorful Autumn Leaves by Icingsugarkeks
Well done, everyone! Have a great couple of weeks! "See" you when I get back, or sooner if my husband doesn't banish me from my computer while we're away!
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