Snickerdoodle Muffins

If I thought my life was busy before, it’s mega-busy now. There’s just only so many hours in a day… and only so many days in a row you can get by on 4hrs of sleep. At the office, things are crazy-out-of-control busy as a result of all the layoffs and restructuring going on. Those of us still there are simply doing the best we can. And really, isn’t that all you can ask of people? I recently made these Snickerdoodle Muffins and brought them in to work. They were another welcome treat amidst the rapidly-changing chaos around us… bringing a smile to people’s faces and gettting rave reviews in the process!    Seems like such a simple idea doesn’t it? Snickerdoodle Muffins. For ages we’ve been eating Snickerdoodle cookies but this was the first time I’d come across muffins with that familiar cinnamon-sugary goodness. These are a bit labor intensive since you have to roll each ball of muffin dough in the cinnamon-sugar combination before setting it in the muffin tin/cup… but I assure you these are worth it. The batter alone is so fabulous that I think it might just be my new go-to muffin base. These bake up light, airy and delicious… and the aroma is simply intoxicating!  The recipe came my way by a fellow foodie, Janice, who discovered them on Culinary Concoctions by Peabody.  Absolutely delicious and quite honestly ya just can’t resist a muffin like this!

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Snickerdoodle Muffins


8oz unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
¾ teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 and ¼ cup sour cream
2 and ¼ cups all purpose flour

1 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon mixed together for rolling


1.Cream the butter and sugar until soft about 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the vanilla. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix until each is incorporated.
2.In a separate, mix together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder and cream of tarter.
3.Add the flour mixture and the sour cream alternately to the egg-butter mixture in the additions. Start with the flour and end with the flour. Scrape the bowl occasionally.
4. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out muffin batter one at a time and drop into a shallow bowl filled with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll the muffin around in the mixture until it is covered completely in cinnamon sugar.. Place muffin into a greased muffin tin.. Depending on the size of your tins, you should get about 12 to 14 muffins. Bake them for approx. 20-22 minutes in a 350°F oven or until they are golden brown.

Have a delicious day!

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19 Responses to "Snickerdoodle Muffins"

  1. MarthaAndMe says:

    Well I’m definitely going to have to make these. Snickerdoodle cookies are my kids’ favorite cookie, so how can I resist this?

  2. Tanya says:

    Em…can you adopt me? ;o) These look soooooo yummy! I made the pound cake last night too…yum!

  3. Michael says:

    Just found you through Beantown Baker. These look great! I assume the batter is stiffer than a typical muffin batter? I can’t picture rolling in sugar otherwise.

  4. Em says:

    Glad you found me :) The batter is stiffer, yes, but "roll" is probably too strong of a word… maybe "toss" is better. It’s kind of like when you make homemade buttermilk biscuits… that’s about the consistency… you often roll/toss those in flour. These are similar in that you roll/toss the scoop of batter in cinnamon sugar. Hope that helps!

    Thanks for stopping by :) :)

  5. ingrid says:

    Em! Yum! Those look fabulous and I ( & the kiddos) LOVE snickerdoodle desserts. I am definitely going to give these a try and soon.

    Love the sweet little polka dot bowl, too!

  6. leslie says:

    I have had this recipe printed out FOREVER but yet to make it. Looks delish

  7. RecipeGirl says:

    Sigh. yet another snickerdoodly thing I must make. I’m in love with all things snickerdoodle!

  8. Nicole says:

    Those look so delish! My favorite cookie is the snickerdoodle, I cant imagine how good the muffin is. I’m trying this on this week. Thank you!

  9. Elyse says:

    I’m sorry things have been so hectic at work! I hope you’re able to get some more sleep soon! I’m sure these muffins cheered up your co-workers. They look fabulous! I love the idea of a snickerdoodle muffin. How delicious and comforting!

  10. Thank you for turning my favorite cookie into now what will be my favorite muffin!! WOW!

  11. Wow! These look fantastic. Snickerdoodles are my favorites!

  12. Maria says:

    I am a snickerdoodle fan! I am sure I will love these muffins.

  13. those look good and i am sure a welcome treat at work. I have made snickerdoodle cupcakes but not muffins. I collect snickerdoodle recipes, so I am keeping this one =)

  14. Tracey says:

    Those look wonderful! I love Snickerdoodle cookies so I’ll definitely have to try the muffins!

  15. Rowena says:

    I plan to make these, but wonder, where does the nutmeg go?

  16. Em says:

    I did a cut-&-paste of the recipe as it was written. I noticed it didn’t say where the nutmeg gets added so I just added it to the batter. Came out just fine :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Rowena says:

    I made these this morning and added the nutmeg to the dry ingredients. The house smells heavenly and the muffins are scrumdiddilyumptious! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  18. Jess says:

    if you like these muffins, try this cake:


  19. Kevin says:

    Snickerdoodle muffins sound great!

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