Snickerdoodle Muffins


There is a little boy who lives in my home who I fondly refer to as the Snickerdoodle bandit.  It’s his favorite cookie.

He could quite possibly be the pickiest eater on this planet but he’ll never pass up a Snickerdoodle.  I bake them up by the dozens.  They all disappear.

I told him it was time to start broadening his eating horizons.  He agreed and asked for Snickerdoodle Muffins

I give up.  And I gave in.

Here’s what you will need:  All-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, butter, granulated sugar, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon.

 

First, let’s make what I call the Snickerdoodle part.  Using an electric blender, combine 1/2 cup golden brown sugar, 5 Tablespoons butter (cut into small pieces), 1/4 cup all purpose flour and 2-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon.  Set aside.

For the muffin batter…in a bowl combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt.  Set aside.

In another bowl with an electric mixer, combine 1/2 cup butter (room temperature) and 1/2 cup granulated sugar.  Beat about 3 minutes, until pale and fluffy.  Beat in 2 eggs, 1/2 cup buttermilk and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract. 

Stir in dry ingredients just until blended.  Do not overmix.  Then sprinkle the Snickerdoodle mixture over the batter and fold in.  Again, do not overmix.

Divide the batter among twelve greased muffin cups and bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Let muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, remove and finish cooling on a wire rack.

For the Snickerdoodle die-hards…melt 1/4 cup butter….in another bowl combine 1/4 granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.  Dip the warm muffins into the melted butter and then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Oh my goodness is all I can say.

Yep, he loved them.

Snickerdoodle Muffins

For the batter:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Snickerdoodle part:
1/2 cup golden brown sugar
5 Tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For the Snickerdoodle die-hards (optional):
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

First, let’s make what I call the Snickerdoodle part.  Using an electric blender, combine brown sugar, butter (cut into small pieces), flour and cinnamon.  Set aside.

For the muffin batter…in a bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.

In another bowl with an electric mixer, butter (room temperature) and sugar.  Beat about 3 minutes, until pale and fluffy.  Beat in eggs, buttermilk and vanilla extract. 

Stir in dry ingredients just until blended.  Do not overmix.  Then sprinkle the Snickerdoodle mixture over the batter and fold in.  Again, do not overmix.

Divide the batter among twelve greased muffin cups and bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Let muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, remove and finish cooling on a wire rack.

For the Snickerdoodle die-hards…melt butter….in another bowl combine sugar and cinnamon.  Dip the warm muffins into the melted butter and then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Oh my goodness is all I can say.

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56 Comments

  1. deeba 1

    LOL Cathy…Snickerdoodle bandit makes me giggle. Sounds so much like my son who’s called the Peach Monster!! Love the muffins & love the die hard bit…YUM!!

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  2. What is it about snickerdoodles and children? When I taught pre-school, snickerdoodles were one of the favorite snacks. Maybe because they are simple, and without additives, such as raisins , nuts, etc. I think if you put pink frosting and sprinkles on them they would be the all time favorite kids’ cookie! Now they can have a muffin to put jam on…..what next? Snickerdoodle pie! Good for this little hooligan that he has a Mom who can improvise and give him what he wants.

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  3. What a cute story! I love snickerdoodles myself. I always heard they were the original cookie. These muffins looks fantastic, Cathy … I’ll definitely be converting your recipe to gluten free and trying it out. :-)

    Thanks!
    Shirley

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  4. Teri 4

    These are about the only muffin I can make. Yummy.
    Love a boy who can tell his mom what he likes…even if he’ll sneak them later.

    Teri

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  5. Kate 5

    Look at you! In your new home, making up recipes and giving us all the information we need for a new dish. You are so awesome!

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  6. OMG those look good. I am making them this weekend!

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  7. Julia 7

    There’s no peanut butter? I always steered clear of them because I thought they had nuts…

    So what was the verdict? Did the bandit make off with these too?

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  8. erin 8

    THIS is a must make! Tomorrow perhaps.
    Thanks!

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  9. Donna 9

    This will be my childrens breakfast treat this week. Delicious!

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  10. Help. Me. I hope the batter makes it to the oven.

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  11. You’re a good mom! I wonder if you could sub applesauce for some of the buttermilk?

    These look great!

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  12. Snickerdoodle muffins = pure genius!!

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  13. Erin 13

    oh good heavens those look amazing!

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  14. Laurie 14

    Great recipe! My whole family loves snickerdoodles, but I never would have thought of muffins.

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  15. Kimberly 15

    All I have to say is yummy — Hey bad news — Bobby McGees finally closed its door — No more drinking out of a toliet bowl :(

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  16. You. Are. EVIL. And I am so making these.

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  17. Trisha 17

    Okay – I think I just might have to try this recipe! These muffins sound wonderful. Of course, the pictures help!

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  18. Mmmmmmmmm. Looks like Sunday morning to me!

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  19. Mary 19

    So you gave in, huh? Why doesn’t that surprise me :-). How could you say no to that guy?

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  20. Liz C. 20

    Yup, I couldn’t say no to either of the hooligans, so I knew you couldn’t! These muffins look wonderful & I’m thinking I might make them this weekend. They are dietetic, right? Right?

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  21. elra 21

    Yummy!!!!!!
    Really adore the sounding of this Snickerdoodle Muffins!

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  22. Ramona 22

    You’re a cool mom. Love the post.
    Ramona

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  23. Indigo 23

    That sounds like a bandit after my own heart! Rolling muffins in melted butter and cinnamon sugar sounds like the best way to spend my time I can imagine… except for rolling MYSELF in butter and cinnamon sugar. Excuse me one moment…

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  24. Our local upscale grocery store carries similar muffins which are to die for! I’ve never been able to find a recipe for something similar and this is as close to what I think it would be as I think I’m going to get. I’m off to pick up some of the ingredients.

    Thanks!

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  25. imom 25

    Big snickerdoodle fans at my house too!

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  26. Leslie 26

    these look sort of like your sweet potato muffins, which are my favorite muffins in the universe. making these tonight!

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  27. grace 27

    i suspect it’s no surprise that these muffins are up there in my top 5 favorites. cinnamon-happy breakfast cakes make grace a glad gal. :)

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  28. Marlene 28

    Hard Working Man will fall in love with me even more when I make these for him! Wow.

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  29. Chaya 29

    I am on my way to make these. I know they are going to go over.

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  30. WOW love these – The cookies are one of my favorites and these muffins OMG!!

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  31. Biz 31

    Oh my these look amazing! My step-son would die for these, I’ll have to bookmark so I can make a batch the next time he comes over!

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  32. Mandi 32

    Oh man these looks delicious!! I can’t wait to make these!!!

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  33. Marjie 33

    I have one of those picky eaters also. He refers to “blub” on meat, counts the number of “chews” to have something ready to swallow…you get the picture. But at least he doesn’t look at something and decide he doesn’t like how it looks. I love how these muffins look!

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  34. I’d be a snickerdoodle bandit for these!!!

    Interesting thing to not be picky about. I was a very picky eater as a child (and how much has that changed? HA HA) and I’d probably be more conventional with my tastes like say chocolate ice cream or bananas.

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  35. Wendy 35

    Oh Kathy – those look amazing. My daughter loves snickerdoodles as well, so I’m sure I will be making them soon.

    Thanks for another great recipe! Anything to not unpack, huh! 😉

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  36. So does it have that good cream of tartar wang to it like the cookies do?

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  37. Julie 37

    Yum! I’m had snickerdoodle bars but these muffins look even better.

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  38. And don’t you have a smart kid? Who wouldn’t love those! They must be even better than the original cookies!

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  39. This is brilliant! It is snickerdoodle heaven for sure.

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  40. Cheryl 40

    Tell me they make a little crunchy sound when bitten into and I’m makin’ em!

    Gorgeous images …can almost taste the cinnamon-y sugar-y goodness. Tell Bandit thank you for being a catalyst. :)

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  41. Pam 41

    What a smart little boy! Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie and I can’t believe I’ve never thought to make them into muffins. I WILL be trying this recipe.

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  42. Lori 42

    What a creative idea, these sounds great!!

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  43. I know two little boys who would love this. I’ll let you know.

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  44. Melynda 44

    YUM! These have Sunday morning written all over them. thanks

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  45. Kayola 45

    We have a daughter who would LOVE these for sure…she was the same way as a child as your little guy….these sound bomb diggity for sure….

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  46. Lisa 46

    I have one or two of those bandits in my family too! Those muffins are sure to be a hit.

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  47. Oh yum, I absolutely love snickerdoodles so these muffins would not last in my house. These would go perfectly with my coffee right now.

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  48. pam 48

    Snickerdoodle cookies were always my daughter’s favorites, I bet they would love these.

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  49. Donalyn 49

    They are beautiful Cathy – I bet they taste even better though.

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  50. I just wanted to tell you that I made these this morning and they are heavenly. I split the batter between regular and mini sized muffin tins so that we could have breakfast with the big ones and then my son and his friends could snack on the little ones when their band practices here later.
    Thank you for the share. I think I might end up being our snickerdoodle bandit.

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  51. Laura 51

    I love the way the snickerdoodle “part” is folded in at the end. Looks fabulous.

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  52. megan 52

    I can see why he loved these! YUM

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  53. carolyn wall 53

    these sound yummy……did anyone else have trouble printing the receipe? Everytime I tried, it froze up on me..finally just wrote it down!! LOL

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  54. jessica 54

    I made these today and they were awesome. I skipped the die hard finish and topped them instead with a cinnamon/hazelnut/cream cheese. OMG! they were great. thanks for the recipe.
    Love your site.

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