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Always Amazed

wood carving

Every time I visit my parents’ house I become completely and utterly amazed at my Mom’s new hand carved wood creations. The same pattern repeated itself during my last visit. Mom, you are incredibly inspiring. Simply gorgeous!

 

wood carving

hand carved wood sculptures

Thank you for letting me share!

I am wishing everyone a great and inspiring week!

Love,
Petra

 

Colorful Yarn Giveaway!

colorful yarn giveaway on zoomyummy.com

Contest closed. Thank you! Winner has been announced in a separate post!

Hi friends!

Today, I am very happy to announce a new giveaway that I’ve prepared for you!

Yay!!

One lucky reader will win all the colorful yarn shown in the picture. I love to crochet with this cotton yarn and have used it in quite a few of my patterns (like here, here, here, here or here just to name a few).

TO ENTER

To enter the giveaway, just let me know which is your FAVORITE HOBBY OR CRAFT in the Comments section of this post.

Mine is crochet, that’s for sure. And I can’t wait to hear what YOU enjoy best!

THE RULES

. One entry per person, please.

Extra entries:

. Facebook (become a fan of ZoomYummy; leave a separate note about it in the Comments section of this post)

. Twitter (follow ZoomYummy; leave a separate note about it in the Comments section of this post)

(So together you can earn three entries.)

This giveaway is open till November 15 and it is open worldwide. The winner will be selected at random and will be announced and contacted shortly after.

Good luck, everybody!

Love,
Petra

Contest closed. Thank you! Winner has been announced in a separate post!

 

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

cinnamon roll cookies recipe

Cinnamon roll cookies are a lovely twist on the world famous doughy cinnamon rolls. Offering a crispy edge and a beautifully chewy center, I can guarantee that you will become their fan in a second.

Here’s how you can prepare your own cinnamon roll cookies too…

 

cinnamon roll cookies recipe

These are the ingredients that we need.

 
 

cinnamon roll cookies recipe

1. To begin, sift together the flour, cinnamon (1 tsp), baking soda and salt. Set aside.

2. Place 1/2 cup (110 grams) of the softened butter, white granulated sugar and 1/4 cup (50 grams) of brown sugar in a stand mixer bowl and beat until light in color. Add in egg yolk, applesauce and vanilla and beat to combine.

3. Using a sturdy spatula or wooden spoon, fold in the flour mixture until just combined. Using your hands, form a dough ball.

 
 

cinnamon roll cookies recipe

4. Place the dough ball on a lightly floured wax (or baking) paper and roll out to about 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) thickness.

 
 

cinnamon roll cookies recipe

5. Melt the remaining butter (3 tbsp – 40 grams) in a pot on a stove or in a microwave oven.

6. In a small bowl, combine the remaining brown sugar (1/2 cup – 100 grams) with the remaining cinnamon (1 tablespoon).

 
 

cinnamon roll cookies recipe

7. Using a pastry brush, spread the melted butter on the rolled-out dough.

 
 

cinnamon roll cookies recipe

8. Then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture on top and gently press it into the dough.

 
 

cinnamon roll cookies recipe

9. Roll up the dough, beginning with long side (the wax paper placed under the dough can help you here). Place the roll seam side down on plastic wrap and cover tightly. Place the rolled dough in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.

 
 

cinnamon roll cookies recipe

10. Remove the chilled roll and cut into 1/2 inch slices.

 
 

cinnamon roll cookies recipe

11. Working in batches, place the slices on a lined baking sheet and bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

 
 

cinnamon roll cookies recipe

Mmmm, they smell unbelievably good!

 
 

cinnamon roll cookies recipe

12. Let cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet. Then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

 
 

cinnamon roll cookies recipe

13. You can optionally drizzle tops of the cookies with glaze (to prepare the glaze, just whisk together the sifted powdered sugar and milk until drizzling consistency is achieved).

 
 

cinnamon roll cookies recipe

Enjoy, dear friends!

Love,
Petra

(This recipe was adapted from BakersRoyale.com. Makes about 20 cookies).

 

New Pattern – Crochet Pumpkins

crochet pattern - crochet pumpkin

Yaay! It’s pumpkin time!

Have you ever considered crocheting a pumpkin?

Well, after I’ve made a few myself I can definitely tell you that it is one of the easiest and most rewarding crochet projects I can think of. Those little pumpkins, they are just pure happiness.

And, of course, I made a pattern for you too. As usual, it is fully packed with colorful step-by-step pictures.

 

crochet pattern - crochet pumpkin

crochet pattern - crochet pumpkin

crochet pattern - crochet pumpkin

crochet pattern - crochet pumpkin

For more details about the pumpkin pattern, feel free to visit my own online shop or Etsy.

Hooray for pumpkins!

Love,
Petra

 

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