Merry Christmas, all! Next Saturday is Christmas and I'll have a house-load of guests, so this Spotlight is my final one before the New Year, and possibly my last opportunity to wish you a wonderful holiday season. I hope your Christmas is filled with family, friends, love, joy, and, of course, fabulously decorated cookies!
In case you still have some last-minute cookie decorating to do, you're in luck because this week's hot list* contains some stunning Christmas cookies for inspiration. Special congrats this week to @Icingsugarkeks for earning the coveted cover spot (I just love how richly textured her cover cookies are) and also to newcomers to the Spotlight, @Jossy and @Mari Katagiri. Also, welcome back to the very talented @ChapixCookies who took a brief hiatus from cookies. It's wonderful to see her perfect and always delightful cookies again on the site!
Last but not least, thank you to all of this week's honorees for this collection of cookies. Just looking at them is truly a wonderful Christmas gift!
#1: Christmas Balls by Bożena Aleksandrow
#2: Christmas Motifs on Wood Texture Cookies by Icingsugarkeks
#3: Santa Claus in a Hurry! by Mari Katagiri
#4: Christmas Tree, Snowflakes, and Tree Branches by Bożena Aleksandrow [EDITOR'S NOTE: A big round of applause is also in order for Bożena; this striking set is her second featured one this week!]
#5: Gifts for Christmas by Zeena
#6: Lantern with Baby Jesus by Petra Florean
#7: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Cookie by ChapixCookies
#8: Blue and White Christmas by Jossy
#9: Vánoční Bílé (aka Christmas White) by Dita
And, from our very own Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge host . . .
#10: Frosted by Sweet Prodigy
Again, here's hoping you all have a magical holiday season! See you again on January 1, 2022 (!) with the next Spotlight.
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