Snickerdoodle Muffins


Snickerdoodle Muffins

All the scrumptiousness of a snickerdoodle cookie baked into a muffin.  The idea for this muffin popped into my mind, so I went on a quick internet search for a recipe.  When the search yielded nothing, I decided to make up a recipe myself.  I wanted the tops to come out crinkled with cinnamon sugar like the namesake cookie.  I also wanted to use cream of tartar in the batter, since that is a key ingredient in the cookies.

Success!  We now have a new family favorite muffin.  The cinnamon sugar is a bit crisp on top and the muffin is slightly sweet and vanilla -y.  Here’s what you’ll need:

Snickerdoodle Muffins
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbs. sugar + 1 tsp. cinnamon for topping
  1. In a bowl, stir together the flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda.
  2. In a mixer bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
  3. Add the eggs and mix.
  4. Add the milk and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  5. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, just until moistened.
  6. Fill muffin cups ⅔ of the way full of batter.
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. I just pinched some between my fingers and sprinkled the top of each muffin.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Here is a picture of the tops of the muffins, so you can see how much they resemble snickerdoodle cookies.

You’re going to want to make these!

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  1. Wow! Awesome Tiffany! It really does look just like the cookie.

  2. Joanne says:

    Yum! Can’t wait to make these!

  3. Brilliant!

  4. Christina says:

    Looks delicious and simple! I will be making these TODAY!! I love your creativity.

  5. MotoxMom says:

    Tiffany! Snickerdoodles are my FAV cookie! I can’t wait to make these for breakfast this weekend at the track! Thank you!

  6. Um…..YUM!! So would you consider these decent breakfast muffins or more of a treat? Definitely making them soon!

  7. This recipe just made my world a little closer to perfect!

  8. nice. I have a recipe here but I want to try yours!!

    • Cheryl, that’s a much different recipe. I thought about rolling the muffin around in cinnamon sugar, but couldn’t figure out how that would work since muffin batter is pretty runny. That’s more true to the cookie though.

  9. These look SOO good! I love snickerdoodles…will be trying these soon!

  10. That is my hubby’s FAVORITE cookie – he says I have to make these!

  11. Marilyn says:

    My husband’s favorite cookie is snickerdoodles. I am going to have to surprise him with these! Thanks!

  12. These turned out perfect! I love those cinnamon tops! Stopped by to say hi from Julie’s – I love what I see!

  13. I love the cookies so I’ll definitely have to try the muffins. Sounds so good.

  14. My grandma makes the BEST snickerdoodles. I can’t wait to try this muffin recipe. Thanks!

  15. Kim Sandling says:

    What an awesome idea! Thank you for this recipe! I’m going to make it for my girl’s night out treat tonight!

  16. I want to make these!! They look so yummy! I don’t make muffins or cupcakes too often and I almost always use liners. Do you grease the pan first, or grease and flour? I hate peeling liners off of muffins, but I hate them sticking to the pan more.
    Thanks! they look divine.

    • Karen, I do grease the muffin pan. i really like to use Baker’s Joy baking spray that has flour in it. It works great to keep things from sticking to the pan.

  17. We made these last week and they were fantastic! Thanks for the great recipe.

  18. How many muffins does the receipe yield?
    Also do know know how many calories &grams of fat for each month? Thanks

  19. I know in the cookies you dont HAVE to Have cream of tartar, would it make a difference in the muffins? I have it all except for that and my kiddo loves the cookie. Thanks

  20. Wow, I love Snickerdoodles, these would be great! YUMMMMMM! ~Heidi

  21. Just put these in the oven! Added some nutmeg too and skipped the creme of tartar as I didn’t have it.

  22. I’m making these in just a few minutes. I’ve been promising Anthony for three days that I’d get to them “tomorrow” and today just happens to be the day. YUM!

  23. I just made these…YUM YUM YUM!! Can’t wait to try some more recipes.

  24. I just wanted to say thank-you for this recipe! I have always done well with breads, quick breads, cookies, cakes and pies, but for some reason any muffins-from-scratch recipe I tried just never came out right – but these came out PERFECT! I am going to try your Apple Brown Betty Muffins recipe next. No more mixes for me!!!

  25. I tried this recipe and it is FANTSTIC! The only difference I made was substitute the cup of butter with half a cup of coconut oil and half a cup of apple sauce. They tured out soo fluffy and delicious! Definitely keeping this recipe!!

  26. This is fantastic! i will try it

  27. Debbie says:

    When you say flour is it all purpose, self-rising?

  28. Cyrlene Burger says:

    Hi Tiffany. I have noticed that most of the muffin recipes requires a stick of butter. We live in Perth in Australia and I haven’t seen butter sticks around here unless there are but I haven’t really looked for them. If I use normal butter what would be the grams to replace a “butter stick”. Thanks – I want to trial a few muffin recipes. We LOVE muffins. Cyrlene

  29. I have been making and freezing muffins to keep on hand for breakfasts and school lunches. Do you think this recipe will freeze well?

  30. Didn”t know if I should use muffin papers in the pan,so I did. Recipe should tell you how many muffins this recipe yields but it dosen’t . Made a dozen with lots left over didn’t know if it could sit until first batch was baked so placed the rest in a mini loaf pan. let you know how it turned out.

  31. Joan Mccauley says:

    Imade these and they are delicous but i put extra cinnmon sugar on top and sprinkle of this in the batter and used foil muffin cups no stick made 16 regular muffins thanks for the recipe.

    • Beth Moore says:

      Glad to hear that you enjoyed them, Joan. And a little extra sugar and cinnamon always sound like a good idea 🙂


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