It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here on Cookie Connection! While most people ramp up for the Christmas season after Thanksgiving, we cookiers have to start planning our cookie sets well in advance of the holiday rush. After all, it's our biggest cookie moment of the year!
Christmas started sneaking its way into our photo feeds as early as Halloween, but it's now here in full force, as confirmed by the large number of Santas, snow globes, and gingerbread houses topping this week's hot list*. If you haven't started planning your holiday cookie repertoire, now's the time to get cracking - there's tons of festive inspiration here, plus some other interesting cookies thrown in for good measure. Enjoy - and congrats to all of this week's honorees!
#1: Snow Globe Cookies by Gingerland [EDITOR'S NOTE: A multi-week winner - #1 for two weeks in a row! Congrats, Gingerland!]
#2: Autumn in Versailles by Evelindecora [EDITOR'S NOTE: Okay, so not all of us have moved onto Christmas, and, with autumn cookies as gorgeous as this one, there's no wondering why!]
#3: A Bench in the Woods by Manu [EDITOR'S NOTE: One of our lovely Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #19 entries! Psssst . . . if you haven't yet entered, there's still lots of time - the challenge closes on November 28!]
#4: Nutcrackers by Teri Pringle Wood [EDITOR'S NOTE: Teri has done it again this week with four of her cookies making our Spotlight. Just goes to show that posting pays off! Stay tuned for three more from Teri!]
#5: Spicy Sweet by Teri Pringle Wood
#6: Dutch Gingerbread Houses by Little Wonderland
#7: Christmas Ornament Cookies by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)
#8: Christmas-Themed Cookies by Tina at Sugar Wishes
#9: Mrs. Claus by Teri Pringle Wood
#10: Brrr by Teri Pringle Wood [EDITOR'S NOTE: And she does it for the fourth time this week! Woo hoo, Teri!]
To heck with chestnuts roasting on an open fire! Cookies baked and decorated by the likes of these experts are far better in my book! Congrats again to this week's hot list*!
P.S. I will be on vacation next Saturday and the following one, so, unless I surprise myself and find a glut of spare time, Spotlights will resume on December 3 with our Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #19 recap!
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