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

 

My Most Favorite Free Crochet Patterns

free crochet pattern - slippers

As the seasons change and the weather gets colder these days, many of us become more and more tempted to enjoy the cosiness of our homes and devote time to our favorite hobbies.

If crocheting is your thing, then you might find inspiration in some of the following projects. They are all free patterns that I have put together and enjoyed over the past few years. I thought it could come in handy to list them in one post.

Enjoy!

 

free crochet pattern - slippers

Simple Crochet Slippers.
 
 

free crochet pattern - slippers

I made many variations of the slippers pattern. I liked these pink ones a lot.

 
 

free crochet pattern - slippers

And these Halloween ones were a lot fun to make too.

 
 

free crochet pattern - Halloween Ghost

A Crochet Halloween Ghost.

 
 

free crochet pattern - mini slippers ornaments

Mini Crochet Slipper Ornaments.

 
 

free crochet pattern - happy crochet sun

Happy Little Crochet Suns.

 
 

free crochet pattern - spring placemat with flower

A Crochet Spring Placemat.

 
 

free crochet pattern - Easter egg

A Crochet Easter Egg.

 
 

free crochet pattern - Easter placemat

An Easter Placemat.

 
 

free crochet pattern - crochet flower

A Crochet Flower.

 
 

free crochet pattern - crochet swirls

Crochet Swirls.

 
 

free knitted pattern - simple knit infinity scarf

And I have a knitted bonus for your too – it’s A Simple Knit Infinity Scarf … I could make these forever.

Happy crafting!

Love,
Petra

(To find more colorful and fun crochet patterns, feel free to visit my online shop.)

 

Homemade Applesauce

homemade applesauce recipe

If you are looking for a delicious homemade applesauce recipe then I am sure you’ve found the right place.

This recipe is very simple to make and results in a truly delicious treat that can be served as a dessert, a healthy snack or even as an accompaniment to pork and other meat dishes.

The secret is adding a few strips of lemon peel to the apples while cooking. This magical ingredient heightens the apple flavor and makes the final apple puree really yummy.

To make your own applesauce, just follow these simple steps…

 

homemade applesauce ingredients

Gather these ingredients.

 
 

homemade applesauce recipe

1. Put all the ingredients into a larger pot. Cover. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

The sugar amounts are just guidelines, depending on your taste and on the sweetness of your apples, use less or more.

 
 

homemade applesauce recipe

2. Remove from the heat. Remove the cinnamon stick and lemon peels (if using whole).

3. Mash with a potato masher.

 
 

homemade applesauce recipe

Serve warm or refrigerated.

I really loved my applesauce with a scoop (or two :)) of vanilla ice cream.

Store covered in the refrigerator for one week or in the freezer for about a month.

(This recipe was adapted from simplyrecipes.com. Makes about 3/4 quart – 3/4 liter.)

 

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