Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Fall Cookies Redux

Just two or three weeks ago, I was worried that I might have sprung fall cookies on you too soon. But now I'm wondering if I didn't start early enough! Given the abundant crop of autumn-inspired cookies posted to Cookie Connection in recent weeks, I could very well be highlighting this season into eternity!
 

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While an expected cast of fall characters - leaves, pumpkins, goblins, ghouls, etc. - follows, each of this week's honorees ranks high because of its special element of surprise. You'll see unique cookie arrangements, complex combinations of techniques, sublime color palettes, and even cookies that beckon us to play before we eat. Enjoy, and congrats to this week's winners!
 
#1: GO BO! by The Cookie Architect

Go Bo - Cookie Architect 1

 
#2: Monster Quilt Cookies by Trilogy Edibles

Monster Quilt Cookies - Trilogy Edibles - 2

 
#3: October by Violeta

October Violeta - 4

 
#4: Swirly Trees by Grunderfully Delicious

Swirly Trees Grunderfully Delicious - 3

 
#5: Fall Tile Set by Yankee Girl Yummies [EDITOR'S NOTE: I'm seeing a trend in cookie arrays!]

Fall Tile Set - Yankee Girl Yummies -5

 
#6: Pumpkins and Gourds by Laurie at Cookie Bliss

Pumpkins-Gourds Laurie Cookie Bliss - 7

 

#7: Autumn Variety by Melissa at The Occasional Cookie [EDITOR'S NOTE: Wow - this cookie is still riding high from another win two weeks ago!]

Autumn Variety Melissa - The Occasional Cookie - 6

  
#8: Owls on Wood Background by Laurie at Cookie Bliss [EDITOR'S NOTE: Ooh, congrats on your second win of the week, Laurie! Well done!]

owls on wood background Cookie Bliss - Laurie 9

 
#9: Haunted Gingerbread House by De Koekenbakkers [EDITOR'S NOTE: This cookie creation may be in the running for "Best of Year" given its enduring popularity. I'm beginning to lose track of how many hot lists it's made!]

Haunted Gingerbread House - De Koekenbakkers - 8

 
#10: Vintage Puzzle by I Love You Decorated Cookies

Vintage Puzzle _ I Love You Decorated Cookies -10

 

* 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.

 

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When I look at all these amazing  cookies, I think "I will never be able to do this well"...but then I think, "SO WHAT! I am going to have fun trying!" I love seeing all the artistry in cookies showcased here and hope I can learn from them all..WHILE  I am admiring them!

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