Snickerdoodle Muffins

I have been obsessed with Pinterest lately! Pinning this and that all while trying not to drool all over my computer. While I like pinning lots of different things, as you can imagine, I love pinning recipes. A picture of snickerdoodleย muffinsย kept popping up all over my Pinterest page just begging me to make them. Could it be, one of my favorite cookies in a breakfast treat? I had to investigate! Luckily I had all of the ingredients in my pantry so I actually ended up baking these babies at 10pm at night. Yeah, my willpower seems to fade the later it gets! These muffins made the best late night snack I have had in a while! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I really need to stop looking at Pinterest after dinner!

I found using an ice cream scooper with a release lever the easiest way to scoop out the batter.ย The dough is very soft, so when you drop some into the cinnamon sugar mixture you want to spoon some of the mixture over the dough before you start rolling it. This way your fingers never touch the sticky dough and you don’t end up with snickerdoodle batter all over your fingers. But even if you did..come on, it wouldn’t be too bad. ๐Ÿ˜‰ After the ball of dough is completely covered in cinnamon and sugar just plop it into the muffin liner and bake! The cinnamon and sugar give these muffinsย a nice and crunchy top while the muffin middles stay moist and tender. These muffins are best served warm straight out of the oven or warmed up in the microwave for a few seconds.

Snickerdoodle Muffins

Delicious muffins that combines the best of a snickerdoodle cookie with the comfort of a warm muffin, perfect for breakfast or dessert!

Yield: 16 muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes


2 ยผ cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup buttermilk

For the Topping:
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 350ยบF. Line muffin cups with muffin liners. (Do not use cooking spray.)
In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tarter, nutmeg, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract. Beat in half of the dry ingredients. Beat in the sour cream and buttermilk. Beat in remaining dry ingredients until just incorporated (batter will be soft).
To make the topping, in a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
Using an ice cream or large cookie scooper, drop the scoop of batter into the bowl with the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle the dough with the mixture and roll it around until it is covered completely in cinnamon sugar. Place the ball into the muffin liner. Repeat with remaining batter. Sprinkle the leftover cinnamon sugar onto the tops the muffins.
Bake until muffin tops are golden brown, 18 to 22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Set on wire rack to cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove muffins from tin and serve warm.

Source: adapted from Very Culinary originally adapted from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

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48 Responses to “Snickerdoodle Muffins”

  1. #
    thekalechronicles — February 4, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    The muffin tops look just like snickerdoodles — how cool. I just made muffins this morning, but now I want to make these!

  2. #
    mariapitella — February 4, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    Oh, these look so good! I might have to try these.

  3. #
    angelie — February 4, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    These look so yummy! I am making snickerdoodle cupcakes this weekend for my superbowl party!

  4. #
    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — February 4, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    Your football roundup rules. These look great. We need to get on the Pinterest bandwagon.

  5. #
    Erin — February 4, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    I waste so many hours on Pinterest a week. Imagine all the things I could be making instead of pinning! LIke these lovely muffins.

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    Lauren @ Pass the Plate — February 4, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    I’m totally obsessed with pinterest too!! I’ve never thought of turning a cookie into a muffin though…but they look amazing, I think I might just have to bake some now too!

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    Debbie Broadfield — February 4, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    I made these a few weeks ago and devoured every single one of them – they are amazing!!! I appreciate your sweet tooth – I thought I was the only one who made muffins at 10pm!!!

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    ChgoJohn — February 4, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    These look real good and could be dangerous. I, too, usually have all of the ingredients on hand and have been known to bake late at night. I’m in trouble here.

  9. #
    Fatimah Jasmin — February 4, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    Look’s sexy and the soft and fluffy inside…definitely will be on “TO TRY” List

  10. #
    paperandsalt — February 4, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

    These look unbelievable – especially since they combine two of my loves. Thanks for sharing!

  11. #
    christina — February 4, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    Oooooo…I pinned these a while back too! Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie, and I’ve been waiting for the perfect occasion to try these. I think I’ll stop waiting for perfect and settle for a good enough occasion. ; )

  12. #
    Stefanie — February 4, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    Gotta love Pinterest ๐Ÿ™‚ These look amazing! They seem like a perfect late night snack, indeed! And how cool that you still coat the muffin batter in cinnamon/sugar!

  13. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 5, 2012 @ 6:48 am

    These look amazing and I love the big muffin top!

  14. #
    sportsglutton — February 5, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    My wife and I saw this post and both said delish! Top o’ the Muffin to ya! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. #
    lookingforpemberley — February 6, 2012 @ 1:00 am

    Yummmy! They look amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. #
    PostCollegiate — February 6, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    This looks amazing! I’m going to have to seriously consider baking some tonight!

  17. #
    Christine (@iheartzidane) — February 6, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    Ohhhh yesssssss

  18. #
    Alida's Kitchen — February 6, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    Pinterest is fun – so many good ideas! This muffin looks absolutely perfect, and I love the idea of a cookie-inspire muffin.

  19. #
    Steph@stephsbitebybite — February 6, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    What a great muffin!! Love when I can find a way to incoporate cookies in to my mornings ๐Ÿ™‚

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    RavieNomNoms — February 6, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Oh my! My boyfriend would go bonkers over these muffins! He loves snickerdoodles and then put it in a muffin? Bad news bears in my house hehe ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. #
    Kristinaina — February 6, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

    I’ve never seen a snickerdoodle muffin, love this recipe! I made a snickerdoodle cupcake for Christmas and am obsessed with that yummy snickerdoodle flavor. Looks delicious!

  22. #
    Tammy — February 6, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    I just made these for desert! They are AMAZING!

  23. #
    foodcow — February 7, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    Love the browning on the muffins!!will surely try these!!

  24. #
    thejoyfulsoul — February 7, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    These look absolutely delicious! Definitely going on the to-try list. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  25. #
    colleen — February 7, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    I’ve had these pinned for a bit too. Those are some mighty fine and fluffy looking muffins. I might have to break down and make them soon.

  26. #
    Ariana — February 12, 2012 @ 12:20 am

    Mine didn’t turn out as pretty but they taste amazing! I had to make them the night I found this and it is an amazing recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. #
    leslieislate — February 12, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    Hi Christina,
    I’m a new follower, and I love your blog. I shared your post on the Snickerdoodle Muffins on my FB page, Late to the Table.

  28. #
    Barbara | Creative Culinary — February 13, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

    Great idea; there is something so perfect about the flavors combined in a Snickerdoodle cookie that translate well to a muffin.

  29. #
    Suzanne — February 15, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    This are amazing , great idea and thanks for sharing this crackly cinnamon wonders!

  30. #
    Kathy — February 15, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    These look great. We need to get on the Pinterest bandwagon.

  31. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — February 16, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    I am so goihg to have to make these! We LOVE muffins at my house, and cinnamon is a favorite flavor!

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  33. #
    Bernie Shaffer — February 22, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    I made these Gluten Free and they are to die for. Wonderful!!!

  34. #
    Family Recipe — February 24, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    I love both snickerdoodles & cup cakes I wish I had thought of it :0) That look great!

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  36. #
    Debs — September 18, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    These look wonderful! I am taking the recipe down right now! Thanks!

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    Living The Sweet Life — September 18, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    These muffins make me smile – – they are so simple and look soo delicious!! I love the burst of cinnamon sugar on top of each ๐Ÿ™‚ Yuuummmmm

  38. #
    Chris — November 11, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    These turned out perfectly! Thanks for the recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. #
    Tanya Koch — January 25, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

    Your snickerdoodle muffins look scrumptious! Can’t wait to try them! I shared your recipe with one of my friends on facebook and she wants to try them too!

  40. #
    Mary Jo Fitzpatrick — February 2, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    I made these in my “cake pop” maker, and rolled them in cinnamon sugar directly out of the maker. They were a huge hit with the hubs, who is a very fussy eater! Thanks for an awesome recipe!

    • Christina replied: — February 19th, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

      Oh man…I love the idea of using your cake pop maker to make these muffins. Although I could see it being quite dangerous having “pop-able” little muffins hanging around my house! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Carol Kaufmann — February 7, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

    OMG these were excellent! Love snickerdoodle cookies so I had to try them. They were easy to make and SOOO delicious. Probably going to be my new favorite muffin! Loved them!

    • Christina replied: — February 19th, 2013 @ 9:07 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the muffins Carol! They are one of my favorites! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Jean Compton — July 4, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

    Made the muffins this morning! They are yummy! I didn’t make them large enough though as they didnt get nice and rounded on top but I got 2 dozen out of the batter next time I will make them bigger and have less of them. The rolling in sugar/cinnamon is a bit tedious but good recipe!!

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    Melissa Carroll — August 18, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

    I bake for my co-workers once a week and decided to make these a couple of weeks ago. Of all the things that I have made it is only this recipe that everyone continues to ask for. I have changed the recipe a bit by putting cinnamon in the batter and replacing sour cream for yogurt but still, they are absolutely amazing! They are actually in the oven right now!

    • Christina replied: — August 31st, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

      Yay! So happy to hear that everyone enjoyed them! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Wendy Iverson — March 16, 2014 @ 12:35 am

    Fabulous muffin. I made a pecan crumb strussel for the topping and also inside the muffin. Just fill half then put some strussel in and top with more batter and strussel. Supurb!!

    • Christina replied: — March 16th, 2014 @ 8:07 am

      Yay!! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the muffins! The pecan crumb topping/filling sounds incredible! ๐Ÿ™‚

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