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Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies


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, 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
#1 - Sewing Set by CHIKAKO

#2: Lil Choc Chip by iSugarfy (aka swissophie)
#2 - Lil Choc Chip by iSugarfy (aka swissophie)

#3: Hearts by Cookies on Cambridge#3 - Hearts by Cookies on Cambridge

#4: Love Letter Cookies by Lorena RodrΓ­guez [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!]
#4 - Love Letter Cookies by Lorena RodrΓ­guez

#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!]#5 - Mini Christmas Cookies by Bake Queens

#6: Barnyard Birthdays by Crafty Enginerd [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another first-timer on our list, if I am not mistaken! Woo hoo!]#6 - Barnyard Birthdays by Crafty Enginerd

#7: Happy Orthodox New Year by carouselselsel
#7 - Happy Orthodox New Year by carouselselsel

#8: Bonbon Chocolat by KUMIKO KISHI [EDITOR'S NOTE: Way to go, @KUMIKO KISHI, on your cover image! I chose your cookies because of their striking elegance and impeccable piping!]
#8 - Bonbon Chocolat by KUMIKO KISHI

#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!]#9 - Botanical Hearts by emilybaking

And, last but not least, a richly textured set by one of our repeat Spotlightees . . .

#10: Wedding Dress Showcase by Petra Florean
#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!

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* 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 - January 16, 2021: Cookies and Photo by by KUMIKO KISHI; Graphic Design by Julia M Usher
  • #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 RodrΓ­guez
  • #5 - Mini Christmas Cookies: By Bake Queens
  • #6 - Barnyard Birthdays: By Crafty Enginerd
  • #7 - Happy Orthodox New Year: By carouselselsel
  • #8 - Bonbon Chocolat: By KUMIKO KISHI
  • #9 - Botanical Hearts: By emilybaking
  • #10 - Wedding Dress Showcase: By Petra Florean
  • Julia's Possible New Homepage Header: Screenshot from Julia's New Personal Site Design

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