Seeing as it's the Fourth of July, I thought it only appropriate to feature the ten top-trending patriotic cookies on the site this week. Naturally, there's lots of red, white, and blue depicted in our hot list* below . . . But, because our "Patriotic" clip set includes cookies that highlight the traditions and holidays of all countries, we're honoring some non-US gems as well.
Enjoy, and Happy Independence Day to all who celebrate!
#1: Japan by Elke Hoelzle [EDITOR'S NOTE: One of the many lovely entries in Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #40, which is all about brush embroidery.]
#2: Dear Presidente Obama by Elke Hoelzle
#3: 4th of July Llama-Themed Cookies by Tina at Sugar Wishes
#4: Ancient Greece by Yulia Bunnell
#5: Ginger Snap, Crackle, & Pop by LisaF
#6: Fireworks on Stars by KellyMadeThat
#7: Hamilton Cookies by Kristi's Treatery
#8: Indian Housewarming Ceremony by Joanna Manuel [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #40 entry!]
#9: Happy 4th of July! by The Sophistibaker [EDITOR'S NOTE: I love this bold and brilliant set, and how the cookies fit together so cleverly! Thus, the selection for this week's cover image. Congrats, @The Sophistibaker!]
#10: Repurposed Snowman Cutter for Japanese Doll by Ines Doherty
And that's all she wrote - time now to go take in some fireworks! Next week, we'll be back with a longer, more robust Spotlight featuring the honorees in our Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #40 Recap. Stay tuned, and stay safe!
(Reminder: Challenge #40 closes tomorrow, Sunday, July 5 at 5 pm central, so don't delay in submitting your entry! A $100 gift certificate to Country Kitchen SweetArt is at stake! Info here.)
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