Phew! I have no idea how Thanksgiving crept up on us as fast as it did, but I just ordered my bird and I'm already planning all of the fixin's to go along with it! It's currently a toss up between pumpkin- and pecan pie-flavored cookies for dessert! But there's no telling what designs will go on top just yet . . . after putting together this week's Spotlight, a treasure trove of Thanksgiving cookie ideas, I decided it would be smart to give that point some more thought.
And, boy, am I thankful that I did! While this week's hot list* has the requisite pumpkins, turkeys, and fall leaves, each honored cookier has approached these cookies in a unique and original way, giving me (and I hope you as well) ample inspiration for other Thanksgiving cookie twists! Read on to see what I mean.
#1: Glorious Turkey by Bakerloo Station
#2: Global Influence Thanksgiving by Bakerloo Station [EDITOR'S NOTE: Christine does it again with her second win of the week! Woo hoo!]
#3: Give Thanks by The Painted Box
#4: Aboriginal Pumpkins by Bakerloo Station [EDITOR'S NOTE: And here Christine goes winning again! ]
#5: Golden Pumpkins by Shannon at Twelve Eleven Bakery
#6: Autumn Trees by Sweet Treats by Melissa
#7: Flowers and Bug on Pumpkins by donaharrisburg
#8: Thanksgiving Cookies by Shannon at Twelve Eleven Bakery [EDITOR'S NOTE: That's two for two for Shannon this week!]
#9: Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins by Queenb
#10: Autumn Leaves by Queenb [EDITOR'S NOTE: Double cheers to Spotlight newcomer Queenb for being not only a first-time honoree, but also a two-time winner this week!]
What a Thanksgiving feast (for the eyes), eh? Now that you're fueled with ideas, I'm sure you're eager to zip off to your kitchen to start rendering them in icing. But before you do, please express your gratitude for this week's honorees!
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