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Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies

 

'Tis the season for cookies! We have SOOO many festive Christmas cookies flooding the site right now that, even if you've just glanced at the home page photo feeds, there's no way they won't put you in the holiday spirit. Kudos to all who have been posting this delightful work - keep it up, please!

Though I wish I could feature everyone who shared fabulous cookies this week, I'm going to let the site's secret trending algorithm pick the hot list* as usual, as that seems only fair - and consistent! That being said, the site has spoken, and here's what it says were your faves this past week . . .

#1: Happy Birthday, Julia! by Heather Bruce Sosa [EDITOR'S NOTE: At the risk of appearing self-serving, I honored the site's trending decision and kept Heather's thoughtful cookie in the #1 spot. I'm not one to draw attention to my birthday - especially not at the ripe old age of 59 - so I contemplated taking it out. But, at the end of the day, I wanted Heather to get her kudos as due. I also wanted the opportunity to thank her personally for such a kind gesture that came at a time that was actually pretty rough for me. (I am not taking to aging well. ) So, thank you again, Heather, for brightening my day. ๐Ÿ˜˜ ~JMU]
#1 - Happy Birthday, Julia! by Heather Bruce Sosa

#2: Christmas Advent Calendar by Cookieland
#2 - Christmas Advent Calendar by Cookieland

#3: Gingerbread Houses by Lorena Rodrรญguez#3 - Gingerbread Houses by Lorena Rodrรญguez

#4: Pivoted Peacock by LisaF [EDITOR'S NOTE: This striking 3-D peacock was Lisa's entry in my recent cookie art competition. I so wish I could have given every entry a prize - each one was special in its own right, as Lisa's entry is testament. Thank you, Lisa, for putting your soul into this piece and for sharing how you put it together in your comments under this post. I encourage everyone to read Lisa's comments for the wealth learning to be found in them. ~JMU]
#4 - Pivoted Peacock by LisaF

#5: Christmas Trees by Laura Glass#5 - Christmas Tress by Laura Glass

#6: For the Christmas Tree by Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI
#6 - For the Christmas Tree by Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI

#7: Corona Navideรฑa by Ana Borja [EDITOR'S NOTE: Special congrats to @Ana Borja on earning our coveted cover spot this week. The sheer cuteness of this composition captured my heart! ~JMU] #7 - Corona Navideรฑa by Ana Borja

#8: Christmas Ornaments by Mari Katagiri [EDITOR'S NOTE: Extra congrats to @Mari Katagiri as well, as I believe this is her very first Spotlight! ]
#8 - Christmas Ornaments by Mari Katagiri

#9: ลšwiฤ…teczne Pierniczki (aka Christmas Gingerbread) by Boลผena Aleksandrow
#9 - ลšwiฤ…teczne Pierniczki (aka Christmas Gingerbread) by Boลผena Aleksandrow

And, rounding out this Christmas list in untraditional yet stunning colors is . . .

#10: Farmhouse Christmas by Cookies on Cambridge
#10 - Farmhouse Christmas by Cookies on Cambridge

With that striking farmhouse set, I wind up this Spotlight! What a Christmas-y sight! I look forward to seeing the holiday cheer that you all post in the coming week! 'Til then, happy Christmas cookie decorating!

* 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: Cookies and Photo by Ana Borja; Graphic Design by Julia M Usher
  • #1 - Happy Birthday, Julia!: By Heather Bruce Sosa
  • #2 - Christmas Advent Calendar: By Cookieland
  • #3 - Gingerbread Houses: By Lorena Rodrรญguez
  • #4 - Pivoted Peacock: By LisaF
  • #5 - Christmas Trees: By Laura Glass
  • #6 - For the Christmas Tree: By Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI
  • #7 - Corona Navideรฑa: By Ana Borja
  • #8 - Christmas Ornaments: By Mari Katagiri
  • #9 - ลšwiฤ…teczne Pierniczki (aka Christmas Gingerbread): By Boลผena Aleksandrow
  • #10 - Farmhouse Christmas: By Cookies on Cambridge

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Awwww, thank YOU so much, dear Julia! As I mentioned in one of the comments, this cookie was about you and in deep gratitude for all you do for each one of us. Your generosity in sharing your amazing knowledge and expertise, the long hours you dedicate to the blog in details we donโ€™t even know just to make the very best for us to enjoy and learn from. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. God bless you โ™ฅ๏ธ

Awwww, thank YOU so much, dear Julia! As I mentioned in one of the comments, this cookie was about you and in deep gratitude for all you do for each one of us. Your generosity in sharing your amazing knowledge and expertise, the long hours you dedicate to the blog in details we donโ€™t even know just to make the very best for us to enjoy and learn from. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. God bless you โ™ฅ๏ธ

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@LisaF posted:

What a festive collection! A big congratulations to everyone featured and thank you so much for including me. As always, thank you to Julia for taking the time to compile. I do hope others continue to share their competition entries!!โค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

I've seen others posting them on Facebook (as I get tagged), but would love to see them here too.

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