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).

 

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions

Looks yummy, right?

And let me tell you, this cinnamon bread really is yummy! Immensely!

I am actually so impressed by it that I would call it a gift from heaven.

Okay, maybe not exactly from heaven since the original recipe was born in Joy the Baker’s kitchen. But that place actually, when I think about it, is a kind of little heaven… on earth. Many would agree, I’m sure.

Dear friends, please prepare this delicious, finger-licking, soft, yeasty, cinnamony bread over the weekend for your family. Or just for you.  It’ll make you happy! So happy!

If you wonder how, I’ll show you…

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions, ingredients

Here’s the list of ingredients.

 

cinnamon sugar pull apart bread recipe with step by step instructions, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups (280 grams) flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.  Set aside.

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups (280 grams) flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.  Set aside.

Apple Cake

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

I’m in love with apples and cinnamon.

Forever.

I’ve noticed that I can go without some treat from the cinnamon-apple realm for about two days.

Hm.

It seems that I have issues.

Wonderful and delicious apple-cinnamon-fall issues.

 

Anyway, as I was searching for the right recipe I found out there were loads and loads of different variations of the apple cake.

I borrowed a little from here and a little from there and created this ultra-simple and easy version.

Luckily, everything turned out perfect and the cake tasted just as I’d wished it would have.

Yummilicious!

 

 

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

Here’s what you need if you want to make it too.

Which is highly advised!

 

 

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

1. Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C).
 

2. Then prepare your dry ingredients.

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.

 

 

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

3. Now, in the bowl of your electric mixer, whisk the butter and 1/3 cup – 70 grams (!) of sugar until light and fluffy.

Please notice that I am using only half of the sugar amount for the batter.

The other half will go on top of the cake.

 

4. Add the whole egg and mix just until blended.

 

 

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

5. Add the flour mixture in three additions, …

 

 

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

6. …alternating with the milk, beating until just combined.

The batter is done.

Easy.

 
 

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

Now we need one apple – any kind, sweet or tart.

 

 

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

7. Peel the apple.

 

 

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

8. Cut it in half.

 

9. Using a sharp knife, remove the core.

 

 

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

10. And slice the apple.

 

 

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

11. Grab a round pie pan (it should have the capacity of 4 cups/1 liter) and grease it with some butter.

 

12. Pour the batter in the pan and even out the surface.

 

 

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

13. Lay the apple slices on the batter in concentric circles, starting at the outside edge.

 

 

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

14. Now, for the final touch we need the remaining sugar (1/3 cup – 70 grams).

Combine the sugar with the cinnamon in a bowl…

 

 

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

15. …and sprinkle the heavenly fragrant mixture over the apples.

Just like this.

While baking, the mixture will turn into a lovely sugary crust.

If you are not a huge fan of generous sugary crusts, use just about half of the mixture.

 

 

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

16. Bake for 25 minutes.

 

17. Remove the cake from the oven and let cool on the wire rack.

 

 

apple cake recipe with step by step pictures

Oh, yum!

You can serve this cake as is or (OR!) with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

I thank heavens for that combination very, very often.

 

Enjoy, dear friends!

(This recipe was vastly adapted from SimplyRecipes.com.)

 

Mulled Wine

mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures

Mulled wine is my favorite fall and winter drink.

It’s hot and sweet and it possesses a very special power – it makes both your limbs and your soul beautifully warm.

 

I got this recipe from my beloved Mom. It’s traditional in our family, it’s simple, it’s fragrant and it’s beyond delicious.

If you’ve never tried it before, you definitely need to.

It’ll make you happy!

mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures

Here are the ingredients.

Simple, right?

mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures

These are the ingredients posing again just for you.

The water couldn’t make it to the picture ’cause it’s just too slow.

(Oh, yes, I am drinking the wine when writing this… how could you guess that?)

mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures

Cinnamon.

I love cinnamon.

Cinnamon is the spice of my life.

mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures

1. To make your own mulled wine, pour the wine into a medium saucepan.

2. Add the water.

mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures

3. Add the lemon juice, sugar and spices.

mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures

4. Place the saucepan over low heat.

5. Let it simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.

This mixture shouldn’t be boiling – that would make the alcohol evaporate. And, gee, that is the last thing in the world we want, right?
mulled wine recipe with step by step pictures

6. Remove from heat and strain into a large jug (or just remove the spices).

7. Serve in glasses while still warm.
And most importantly – enjoy, dear friends!