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Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies

 

Fa la la! My 2020 online events are winding down this weekend and my last stencil release for the year is almost in the bag. That means that, as much as I love cookies, I can step away from the business of them and kick back and simply savor them for a bit. Or on second thought . . . I just polished off two tins of ginger-almond thins and pignole nut cookies, both Usher family favorites that arrived only yesterday, neatly tied up with a bow as a pre-Christmas gift from my mom. So maybe I should hold off on indulging in the eating kind of way? Maybe just savor the looks of this week's spotlighted creations instead?! That approach would be easier on the ever-burgeoning corona-quarantine waistline! And I know it's certainly easy on the eye!

Come kick back with me and savor what you see! Congrats to this week's hot list* honorees!

#1: Santa by Tina at Sugar Wishes#1 - Santa by Tina at Sugar Wishes

#2 - Gingerbread House by Medenjak Veseljak [EDITOR'S NOTE: Special congrats, @Medenjak Veseljak! If I'm not mistaken, I believe this is your first Spotlight!]#2 - Gingerbread House by Medenjak Veseljak

#3: Winter Hat and Mittens by Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI [EDITOR'S NOTE: Kudos on the coveted cover spot, @Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI. These cookies are so cutely captivating!]#3 - Winter Hat and Mittens by Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI

#4: Warm Wishes by The Cookie Fantasy#4 Warm Wishes by The Cookie Fantasy

#5: A Fox Hat and Mittens by Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another cutie in the same vein as the bear hat! Love it!]#5 - A Fox Hat and Mittens by Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI

#6: Girl with Gifts by Gemma Serra [EDITOR'S NOTE: Woo hoo! Another first-time Spotlightee. Congrats, @Gemma Serra!]#6 - Girl with Gifts by Gemma Serra

#7: Beloved Friend by lulubakes#7 - Beloved Friend by lulubakes

#8: Pink Christmas Cookies by heidijo#8 - Pink Christmas Cookies by heidijo

#9: Cookie Christmas Tree by Yulia Bunnell#9 - Cookie Christmas Tree by Yulia Bunnell

And, lovely as always, fondant cookies from @Lorena RodrΓ­guez . . .

#10: Christmas Tree Cookies by Lorena RodrΓ­guez
#10 - Christmas Tree Cookies by Lorena RodrΓ­guez

Now that was yummy, and I didn't even take in any calories! Have a great weekend, everyone. I hope your holiday season is shaping up nicely!

* 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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  • Top 10 Cookies Banner, December 12, 2020: Cookies and Photo by Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI; Graphic Design by Julia M Usher
  • #1 - Santa: By Tina at Sugar Wishes
  • #2 - Gingerbread House: By Medenjak Veseljak
  • #3 - Winter Hat and Mittens: By Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI
  • #4 - Warm Wishes: By The Cookie Fantasy
  • #5 - A Fox Hat and Mittens: By Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI
  • #6 - Girl with Gifts: By Gemma Serra
  • #7 - Beloved Friend: By lulubakes
  • #8 - Pink Christmas Cookies: By heidijo
  • #9 - Cookie Christmas Tree: By Yulia Bunnell
  • #10 - Christmas Tree Cookies: By Lorena RodrΓ­guez

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