Admittedly, I'm a little ODed on pumpkins and ghosts around about this time each year! But considering we've got less than one week to go 'til the big day - and we've got such an abundance of great Halloween cookies on the site - I had no choice but to deliver another "Best of Halloween" spotlight!
Having talked for 10 hours straight (today was a video shoot day), I've declared a temporary moratorium on excess verbiage. So I'm going to cut to the chase and leave this week's editorial comments to a minimum.
Without further ado, here are the week's top 10 hottest* Halloween picks . . . Eek! Just boo-tiful! (Sorry, I was just waiting for the right time to use all of our underutilized emoticons!)
#1: Halloween Cookies by A ja to pierniczę
#2: Halloween Doll Cookie by Evelindecora [EDITOR'S NOTE: OK, she's too pretty to be spooky, but I suppose the spider in her hair makes her suitably Halloween-ish! ]
#3: Spooky Critters and Cats by Sweet Hill Cookies [EDITOR'S NOTE: What tenacity this cookie set has! I think this is its third week in a Spotlight!]
#4: Fun Halloween Set by The Cookie Monger
#5: Haunted Gingerbread House by Steph at If You Give a Nerd a Cookie [EDITOR'S NOTE: Nerd?!! No, more like artist!]
#6: Jekyll and Hyde by Traci at CooKIED!
#7: Witch with Cat by cookiely
#8: Black Witch Cat by Montreal Confections [EDITOR'S NOTE: A fun Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #6 entry! Pssst . . . there's still time to enter to win a cool cutter set and Cookie Connection apron. More info here.]
#9: Wedding Gown and Oval Frankencookie by bette [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another stunning Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #6 entry!]
And, one of my personal favorites . . .
#10: Trick or Treat by Dulcemerceditas
So, that's a wrap! Special congrats to our many newcomers to the hot list* this week, including A ja to pierniczę, who took the highly coveted top spot. Happy Halloween!
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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