Snickerdoodle cookies are one of my favorites: soft and crisp, sweet and cinnamoney. My snickerdoodle cookie recipe was among the first couple of recipes ever posted on this blog and they have continued as a favorite in my house. And after I made snickerdoodle cupcakes, it seemed obvious that snickerdoodle muffins would be an amazing recipe as well.
When I made this recipe, I realized that it was no mistake. Just like the cookie, these are soft and buttery on the inside, slightly crisp on the outside. They have that perfect blend of cinnamon and sugar.
And, baked in the oven, the sugar-cinnamon mixture caramelizes on top of the muffin, giving it an extra little crunch.
These muffins aren’t hard to make at all. Like the cookies, you have to scoop some dough and dunk it in a bowl of cinnamon-sugar. Each muffin is comprised of 2-4 small scoops of dough to allow for cinnamon to be dispersed throughout the muffin.
And just look at all that cinnamon goodness!
Make these muffins for breakfast or lunch, or maybe even eat them as an after-dinner treat.
- 1 cup softened butter
- ¾ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp cream of tartar
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup sour cream
- ¼ cups buttermilk
- 2/3 cups sugar
- 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Prepare your muffin tins with paper (you must line your tins with something, rather than simply use oil).
- 2. In a bowl with an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Whip until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla.
- 3. In a smaller bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. In another small bowl, combine buttermilk and sour cream. Add half the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Add all the sour cream mixture. Add the rest of the flour.
- 4. In a small bowl, combine the 2/3 cups sugar and the 2 tbsp ground cinnamon. Scoop a small spoonful of the batter and drop it into the bowl of the cinnamon-sugar. Coat the batter with the cinnamon-sugar and place it in a muffin cup. If you do smaller spoonfuls, then you’ll get more of a cinnamon-swirl effect in your muffins. Fill each cup ¾ of the way full.
- 5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or just until golden brown.
Looking for more delicious treats?
Try these snickerdoodle cupcakes:
Or this super-amazing apple crumb cake:
Another delicious cinnamon treat is this super easy french toast recipe: