Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Valentine's Day Cookies

I don't know about you, but Valentine's Day has got to be my all-time favorite cookie decorating holiday. The very shape of a heart allows for so much design versatility, and there's no shortage of pithy puns ("Bee mine", "I love ewe", "My tweetheart", to name a few) that lend themselves perfectly to "un-bear-ably cute" cookie animal pairings!




Cuteness aside, there's also abundant possibility for elegance, as evidenced by the cookies topping this week's hot list.* Below, you'll be romanced by everything from lovingly piped lace and handpainted flowers to swoon-worthy color combinations and opulent layers of embossed fondant.


I did mention that Valentine's Day is my favorite cookie holiday, didn't I? Please spread the cookie love by saying congrats to this week's deserving cookiers! 


#1: Thinking of You by Gwen's Kitchen Creations

Thinking of You


#2: Fondant and Pearls by Tina at Sugar Wishes

Fondant and Pearls


#3: Purple Valentines by Creative Cookies Belgrade

Purple Valentines


#4: Toile de Jouy Cookies by Evelindecora

Toile de Jouy Cookies


#5: Cupid's Arrows by Allison at Baked on Briar

Cupid's Arrows


#6: Lace Heart Cookies by Gerrit de Vries [EDITOR'S NOTE: Special congrats to Gerrit, a Cookie Connection neophyte and self-proclaimed beginner. If this is "beginner", then . . . I'm at a loss for words.]

Lace Heart Cookies


#7: Tufted Heart Cookies by Bobbie Bakes

Tufted Heart Cookies


#8: Be My Valentine by Sarah's Sweets

Be My Valentine


#9: Love Cookies by BlauKitchen

Love Cookies


#10: More Fondant and Pearls by Tina at Sugar Wishes

More Fondant and Pearls


* 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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Originally Posted by Karolina Cake Designer:

all totally amazing, but Tina is the best for me! I love that style. makes me want to make some! 

That is the nicest thing in the world to hear. It is the truth that I look to so many other's work and admire and dream to someday be able to be as good as them. I feel so humbled to be among such artists. Who am I? But with each kind word I feel the need to get better to earn my place.  Thank you Karolina Cake Design! 

Originally Posted by Stone Pearl:

I adore this!
I love your Decoration.
I love the choices you picked and I would be happy to make any one of them.
So many great ideas! Can’t wait to try it!

Thanks For Sharing Valentines Day Cookies.

Great - I don't choose the honorees, however. The site trending algorithm automatically determines which photos had the fastest growing views/likes/comments (over the course of the week prior) and that's what determines the selection and order.