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Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies


Hi, gang! It's time again for spotlighting the stand-out cookies on the site! And, boy, do we have some true stand-outs this week, including cookies from first-time (and also two-time) honorees @Patricia Johnson and @Cláudia Dmytriw Pichek. Special congrats to these newcomers to our hot list*!

As is typical at this transitional time of year between summer and fall, we've got cookies that run the gamut from summer-y Chinoiserie-style vases to Halloween cookie arrays (one of which earned our coveted cover spot)! Lest you think it's too early for Halloween, let me be the first to assure you that it's not. I've been designing Halloween stencil sets for the last two months, and am in the middle of putting the finishing touches on my August release which is squarely in the Halloween camp! (After all, we cookiers need time to plan for one of the biggest cookie holidays of the year, wouldn't you agree?!)

Whether you're still reveling in the long, lazy days of summer or yearning for cooler fall times, you can count on finding across-the-spectrum inspiration here! Enjoy, and congrats again to this week's honorees.

#1: Mom's 87th Birthday! by Cookies Fantastique
#1 - Mom's 87th Birthday by Cookies Fantastique

#2: Blue and White Vases by Lisa R
#2 - Vase - Blue & White by Lisa R

#3: Heart Wedding Cookie by Zeena [EDITOR'S NOTE: This lovely cookie is an entry in our current Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge, which asks entrants to wow a fictional customer with a wedding favor. There's still plenty of time to enter - about two weeks - so read up on the rules and join the fun and learning! You might just win a $100 gift certificate to BRP Box Shop, one of my favorite cookie places!]
#3 - Heart Wedding Cookie by Zeena

#4: Fall Coffee and Pumpkins by Olga Goloven [EDITOR'S NOTE: I hope you're as impressed as I am with these no-icing cookies! Olga achieved so much wonderful color and texture without even lifting a pastry bag!]#4 - Fall Coffee and Pumpkins by Olga Goloven

#5: Menina Confeiteira 2-D by Cláudia Dmytriw Pichek [EDITOR'S NOTE: Okay, so maybe it's a bit early for Christmas . . . but, judging from how many of you admired this holiday charmer, then maybe not?! Again, congrats to newcomer Cláudia on the first of two mentions this week!]
#5 - Menina Confeiteira 2D by Cláudia Dmytriw Pichek

#6: Witch Way by Patricia Johnson [EDITOR'S NOTE: Once again, a huge round of applause for Patricia, not just for her two featured cookie sets, but also for landing the cover spot with her next one in the number 10 spot.]#6 - Witch Way by Patricia Johnson

#7: Princess Birthday by The Cookie Fantasy
#7 - Princess Birthday by The Cookie Fantasy

#8: More Birdies by Heather Bruce Sosa
#8 - More Birdies by Heather Bruce Sosa

#9: Corações e Rendas by Cláudia Dmytriw Pichek [EDITOR'S NOTE: Way to go, once again, Cláudia!]
#9 - Corações e Rendas by Cláudia Dmytriw Pichek

And, not to be overlooked, the delightfully whimsical cover image . . .

#10: Witches' Brew by Patricia Johnson
#10 - Witches' Brew by Patricia Johnson

And that's a wrap for this week! Congrats again, honorees! I hope to see you here at the same time next week, but a bit of forewarning: my top-secret cookie project reaches its workload crescendo at the end of this month and into early September. So Spotlights may continue to be hit or miss 'til then. But please keep posting your gorgeous works no matter what - they bring so much joy to so many here, Spotlight or not.

* 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 - August 14, 2021: Cookies and Photo by Patricia Johnson; Graphic Design by Julia M Usher
  • #1 - Mom's 87th Birthday!: By Cookies Fantastique
  • #2 - Blue and White Vases: By Lisa R
  • #3 - Heart Wedding Cookie: By Zeena
  • #4 - Fall Coffee and Pumpkins: By Olga Goloven
  • #5 - Menina Confeiteira 2-D: By Cláudia Dmytriw Pichek
  • #6 - Witch Way: By Patricia Johnson
  • #7 - Princess Birthday: By The Cookie Fantasy
  • #8 - More Birdies: By Heather Bruce Sosa
  • #9 - Corações e Rendas: By Cláudia Dmytriw Pichek
  • #10 - Witches' Brew: By Patricia Johnson

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Congratulations dear fellow cookiers!! What awesome entries! What a joy to learn from you all, and thank you for the honour of being spotlighted next to such amazing creations ♥️

What a delightful collection of cookies! Big congratulations to everyone featured. Thank you Julia for the compilation and comments. I must have missed a couple of these during the chaos of the week and so appreciate the highlight. ❤️

I am very happy to have received this highlight!
It was a great honor and encouragement for me.
My gratitude to everyone.

Excellent - so glad to hear this!

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