OK, gang, with Halloween now behind us, it's time to ditch the witches, ghouls, and sugar skulls (my, were those skulls ever popular this year!) and make way for more Thanksgiving-y things. Think leaves, acorns, turkeys, drumsticks, green bean casserole, gravy -- basically everything and anything in this holiday's spirit that can be cookiefied! Yippee!
Given your collective ingenuity, I'm sure I'll be posting more than one "Best of Thanksgiving" hot list* before official Turkey Day, but it never hurts to start sharing holiday ideas early. This week, we're honoring a beautiful assortment of cookies, richly cloaked in autumnal colors, each a different take on classic fall and Thanksgiving themes. Take a gander - these honorees are sure to get your creative juices flowing!
#1: Fall Thank Yous by The Tailored Cookie
#2: Pumpkins, Leaves, Acorns, and Fall Plaques by Bella Sucre
#3: Scarecrow by Classic Cookies by Parr
#4: Fall Thank Yous, Closeup by The Tailored Cookie [EDITOR'S NOTE: Woo hoo on a second win of the week. Clearly, this closeup is as impressive as the whole set!]
#5: GO BO Cookies by Ali's Sweet Tooth
#6: Pilgrims by Classic Cookies by Parr [EDITOR'S NOTE: CCP charms again with her distinctive painted style!]
#7: Fall Leaves by The Sweetest Tiers
#8: Acorns by Sweet Hill Cookies
#9: Thanksgiving Turkeys by Sugar by Julie
#10: Nutty Acorn by Yankee Girl Yummies
* 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.
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