Considering the thermostat topped 104°F here in St. Louis today, I probably should have entitled this post, "Top 10 (Dog Days of) Summer Cookies"!
Even when it gets this hot outside, I'm not a hang-out-by-the-pool kind of girl, so I'm grateful I got to chill out today in the comfort of my air-conditioned home, looking at all of your very cool cookies. (Or perhaps I should have said "hot" cookies . . . after all, the ten featured cookies below are at the very top of this week's hot list*!)
Each week, I'm impressed with all of the spins people take on the same theme - and this week is no different. For "summer", some created quintessential beach scenes; others depicted icy confections; and still others turned their favorite symbols of summer, like flowers, birds, and mermaids, into icing. But no matter the tack taken, the results all say "summer" in each artist's own distinctive way.
Now, without further ado, it's time we all take a long, cool drink of these summery treats! Enjoy, and congrats to all of this week's honorees!
#1: Flowers for Suzanne by Bakerloo Station
#2: Beach! by Sweet Sophia's
#3: Daisy Cottage by Cookies Fantastique by Carol
#4: The Song of the Siren by Dolce Flo
#5: At the Beach by Magadiuz
#6: Summer Soirée by Little-Fancies
#7: Little Bird by Anikó Vargáné Orbán
#8: Flamingo Party Miniature Cookie by Evelindecora
#9: Summer Cookies by Aurinko
#10: Retro Ice Cream Cookies by bobbiebakes
To heck with that cool drink, I'm suddenly more in the mood for ice cream!
Again, a huge shout-out to all of our Spotlightees, and one final business note . . .
Next Saturday, I'll be on a short vacation in Argentina, followed by a class there the next Saturday, so I will be unable to post another Spotlight until August 12. My apologies for another gap in coverage, but I'll be sure to make up for it when I get back. We've got another chat, a new challenge, and a Cookier Close-up or two, all coming up very soon!
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