Hi, all! It's that time again when we celebrate the ten top-trending cookies on the site this past week! Since it's nearly Sunday (yikes!), I'm going to keep this Saturday Spotlight intro brief and to the point! My apologies. Deadlines for my monthly stencil release, new personal website, and new product lines are all hitting me at once, and my normal work has taken a bit of a hit. (Yes, juliausher.com is now about 12 years old and nearly broken, so it is getting overhauled as we speak. And I'm in the midst of developing two new product/service lines with international partners. It's too soon for any sneak peeks into any of these projects, but all of them have been in the works since early to mid 2020, so, suffice it to say, I'm hoping they'll come to fruition very soon . . .)
Anywho, back to the matter of gorgeous cookies! This week's hot list* certainly has plenty of them for you. Created by first-time Spotlightees (like @Bake Queens and @Crafty Enginerd) and veterans alike, they all are sure to delight!
And here they are, starting with the fastest trending cookie on the site . . .
#1: Sewing Set by CHIKAKO
#2: Lil Choc Chip by iSugarfy (aka swissophie)
#3: Hearts by Cookies on Cambridge
#4: Love Letter Cookies by Lorena Rodríguez [EDITOR'S NOTE: Special congrats to Lorena on the staying power of this set. It was first posted to the site in 2019, and is riding high once again!]
#5: Mini Christmas Cookies by Bake Queens [EDITOR'S NOTE: Again, an extra shout-out to Bake Queens for her first time in a Spotlight. I'm sure it won't be her last!]
#6: Barnyard Birthdays by Crafty Enginerd [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another first-timer on our list, if I am not mistaken! Woo hoo!]
#7: Happy Orthodox New Year by carouselselsel
#9: Botanical Hearts by emilybaking [EDITOR'S NOTE: Here's another set with major longevity! These cookies were first posted in 2016 and have amassed over 33,150 views!]
And, last but not least, a richly textured set by one of our repeat Spotlightees . . .
#10: Wedding Dress Showcase by Petra Florean
Just wonderful, everyone! I'll see you again next week at the same time, but, for now, I'm off to review new home page designs. Aww, what the heck . . . below you'll see a glimpse of one of the headers I'm considering. Mum's the word for now!
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.
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