Some daughters give chocolates to pay tribute to their moms. Others send pretty bouquets of flowers . . . And then there are those rare others, like this week's honorees, who take the time to craft something uniquely special - a cookie gift that merges the best of both of worlds by not only looking gorgeous, but also tasting great.
Perhaps there's still time to use one of this week's hot list* as inspiration for your own Mothers' Day cookie set? I'm sure any mom would appreciate the extra love and effort!
Congrats to this week's winners . . . and a special Happy Mothers' Day to my own mom, who taught me to decorate cookies so many moons ago. XOXO
That's me, on the right, looking un-glam in my night gown.
#1: Flower Quilt by Yankee Girl Yummies
#2: Last-Minute Flowers by The Cookie Lab
#3: Maternidad by África Carmona
#4: Variations On A Theme by Lauren Dorsee Dillon
#5: Abstract Dandelions by Belleissimo Cookies [EDITOR'S NOTE: This cookie is also an early entry in our first Practice Bakes Perfect challenge. Thanks, BC, for taking the plunge! If you haven't heard about this challenge, join the fun here.]
#6: Mother's Love by Veronica Lee
#7: Mom's Door Is Always Open by The Tailored Cookie
#8: Dia De Las Madres by Yuri O. Villela
#9: Hearts With Flowers by Dalla Via Jana
#10: Pretty And Pink By Teri Pringle Wood
* 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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