Skip to main content

Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies


Hi, all! Surprisingly, we've only got two Valentine's Day-themed cookie sets on our hot list* this week. (I know you're making them, people, so please post away! 😘) One set contains the stunning vintage hearts by @CHIKAKO.F that earned our coveted cover spot above. (I just love their romantic muted colors and many textural elements!) The other was a single striking marbled heart by newcomer to our Spotlights, @MrsMac. Special congrats to you two!

Filling out the list are a tutorial explaining one of last week's hottest posts (thanks, @PUDING FARM), three Practice Bakes Perfect challenge entries (two by the member whose aim is to do all 49 past challenges!), and guppies, a carousel, and assorted other esoterica. Valentines-y or not, all of the Spotlightees offer an interesting technique or approach from which you can learn and grow your skills, so please read on!

#1: Rusty Chain Tutorial by PUDING FARM [EDITOR'S NOTE: Click on the pink link, and you'll be taken to a short written tutorial.]
#1 - Rusty Chain Tutorial by PUDING FARM

#2: Vintage Cookies by CHIKAKO.F
#2 - Vintage Cookies by CHIKAKO

#3: Gingerbread Carousel/Christmas Market by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)
#3 - Gingerbread Carousel:Christmas Market by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)

#4: Pie for Everyone! by LisaF [EDITOR'S NOTE: These charming pies are one of two of Lisa's Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #50 entries featured here this week! What's that I hear, Lisa, you're already up to 12 entries?! Wow! A little extra challenge to those who are reading: Why not join Lisa in her noble quest to complete 49 challenges in this one challenge? You're sure to learn a lot in the process! More Challenge #50 info here.]
#4 - Pie for Everyone! by LisaF

#5: Tokyo Tower by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs) [EDITORS NOTE: Congrats on your second mention of the week! What impeccable piping!]
#5 - Tokyo Tower by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)

#6: Bunch of Flowers on Wood by MANUELA CANTΓ™ [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another fun challenge entry! You'll notice that the entries are all wildly different this time; that's because Challenge #50 celebrates our 50th challenge milestone and, to commemorate it, we're allowing entrants to try their hands at any of the past 49 challenges!]
#6 - Bunch of Flowers on Wood by MANUELA CANTΓ™

#7: My Guppy Aquarium by Icingsugarkeks [EDITOR'S NOTE: BTW, Icingsugarkeks, aka Gabi, designed and 3-D-printed these super charming cutters herself!]
#7 - My Guppy Aquarium by Icingsugarkeks

#8: Winter Butterflies by LisaF [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another interesting and well-executed challenge entry by Lisa! You go, girl!]
#8 - Winter Butterflies by LisaF

#9: Marbled St. Valentine's Day Cookie by MrsMac
#9 - Marbled St. Valentine's Day Cookie by MrsMac

And, Lisa's third recognition of the week! It's not a challenge entry (surprise!), but rather a set of cookies made for her local food pantry. (I particularly like how her flower pot pattern really pops) . . .

#10: Winter Floral by Lisa F
#10 - Winter Floral by LisaF

Well done, everyone! I'll see you next week at this same spot. In the meantime, bring on those Valentine's Day cookies while there's still time!

* 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.


Images (11)
  • Top 10 Cookies Banner - February 5, 2022: Cookies and Photo by CHIKAKO.F; Graphic Design by Julia M Usher
  • #1 - Rusty Chain Tutorial: By PUDING FARM
  • #2 - Vintage Cookies: By CHIKAKO.F
  • #3 - Gingerbread Carousel/Christmas Market: By mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)
  • #4 - Pie for Everyone!: By LisaF
  • #5 - Tokyo Tower: By mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)
  • #6 - Bunch of Flowers on Wood: By MANUELA CANTΓ™
  • #7 - My Guppy Aquarium: By Icingsugarkeks
  • #8 - Winter Butterflies: By LisaF
  • #9 - Marbled St. Valentine's Day Cookie: By MrsMac
  • #10 - Winter Floral: By LisaF

Add Comment

Comments (6)

Newest · Oldest · Popular

Congratulations to everyone and thank you so much Julia. Taking time from your incredibly busy schedule to compile this is so appreciated!  While I am certainly honored to be featured, I do wish people would post more!! I know you’re cookieing and I would love to see all your creations!!❀️❀️πŸͺπŸͺπŸ™πŸ»

Link copied to your clipboard.