Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Valentine's Day Cookies

 

Oooh, so exciting! My all-time fave cookie holiday is nearly here, so there's no time like the present to celebrate our top-trending Valentine's Day cookies with another valentine-themed Spotlight! (Our first one of 2019 posted two weeks ago, here.)

Naturally, hearts are well represented on this week's hot list*, but Practice Bakes Perfect challenge entries, roses, lace, and ruffles also feature prominently. Some cute-as-a-button animal-pals and love birds also factor in. No matter how wildly divergent their motifs, all of this week's honorees have one thing in common: they will make you fall head over heels! (I know, I know . . . I couldn't resist throwing in at least one Valentine's Day idiom. Please humor me! )

So onward . . . let's see who's topping this week's list, shall we?!

#1: Mini Pierniczki by Teresa Pękul
#1 - Mini Pierniczki by Teresa Pękul

#2: Crochet Cookies by Evelindecora [EDITOR'S NOTE: Kudos to @Evelindecora for a return to our Spotlight with this stunningly detailed set.]#2 - Crochet Cookies by Evelindecora

#3: Sparkling White by Alison Friedli#3 - Sparkling White by Alison Friedli

#4: On a Special Day by SugarcraftTK2* [EDITOR'S NOTE: Congrats, @SugarcraftTK2*, on your cover image selection. I really love the dusty, vintage-style colors you've used here!]#4 - On a Special Day by SugarcraftTK2*

#5: Love, Love, Love . . .  by DI ART
#5 - Love, Love, Love . . . by DI ART

#6: Snow White by Alison Friedli [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another version of @Alison Friedli's love bird-topped houses - this time in all white royal icing, making it a contender in our ongoing monochrome challenge!]
#6 - Snow White by Alison Friedli

#7: Winter Valentine by Sweet Prodigy [EDITOR'S NOTE: I'm inclined to give this one a new title. How's "Always Impeccable"?! ]#7 - Winter Valentine by Sweet Prodigy

#8: Siempre Juntos (aka Always Together) by Sueños de Caramelo#8 - Siempre Juntos by Sueños de Caramelo

#9: Valentine's Day Cookies by ANNA SWEET DESIGN
#9 - Valentine's Day Cookies by ANNA SWEET DESIGN

#10: Boho Blue Valentine! by Kim Damon [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another striking one-color entry in our current Practice Bakes Perfect challenge! It's open 'til February 17, so there's still plenty of time to join the fun - and potentially win @SugarVeil's very generous $150 gift certificate! Please check out the entry requirements here.]#10 - Boho Blue Valentine! by Kim Damon

And there you have it. So, LOVE-ly, right?! Doesn't this week's hot list* just make your heart go pitter-patter?! Congrats again to all listed here, and, everyone, please enjoy the rest of the weekend.

* 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.

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Hello Julia.
I am very happy that my cookie was featured and it is on the cover!!!
I made this color by imagining the beginning of spring.
I also love this kind of smoky and baking style color.
congratulations everyone!!!
SugarcraftTK2* posted:
Hello Julia.
I am very happy that my cookie was featured and it is on the cover!!!
I made this color by imagining the beginning of spring.
I also love this kind of smoky and baking style color.
congratulations everyone!!!

Well done, and congrats again!

Wow!! what a surprise...

I have just got back from my summer vacation and received this lovely news!!

Thank you so so much, I never expected to have two cookies in the same Spotlight!! 

Thank you all so muuuuuch!!

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