Snickerdoodle Muffins

Snickerdoodle Muffins are soft and cakey muffins with a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping! Perfect for brunch or with your morning cup of coffee.

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Snickerdoodle Muffins! Soft, cakey muffins, topped with crunchy cinnamon sugar!

I feel like I don’t eat enough muffins in my life.

I am a little muffin-scarce. Muffin-lite. Muffin-free.

It’s certainly not because I don’t LIKE muffins…it’s just…I don’t know… On the plus side, they are the perfect excuse to eat cake for breakfast, but on the downside they are generally frosting free.

On the plus side, they are easier to make than cinnamon rolls. But on the downside…no frosting.

I guess I am sensing a theme here. Frosting.

But today I have found a way around the frosting dilemma. Take one of my favorite cookies, turn it into a muffin and top it with lots of cinnamon sugar to add sweetness and a crunchy top! Who knew I would love cinnamon sugar in place of frosting? I mean what is the world coming to?

Snickerdoodle Muffins! Soft, cakey muffins, topped with crunchy cinnamon sugar!

These are so easy to make, honestly…and the crackly cinnamon sugar crust on top is SO good, paired with the soft, buttery muffin.

The batter is simple to whip up. And I use a scoop to portion it out into the muffin liners.

Snickerdoodle Muffins

Fill the cups 2/3 – 3/4 full to get nice domes.

Snickerdoodle Muffins

And then you can’t forget the cinnamon sugar. The more the better, I say.

Snickerdoodle Muffins

So much goodness…

Snickerdoodle Muffins

They will bake up all gorgeous-like. And you’ll definitely want to eat them warm…

Super Soft Snickerdoodle Muffins

With butter, of course!

Super Soft Snickerdoodle Muffins

The crispy, crackly top…the soft, buttery muffin…

All of it is a solid breakfast win! Enjoy!

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Snickerdoodle Muffins

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 15 muffins 1x
  • Category Category: Muffins
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

Snickerdoodle Muffins are soft and cakey muffins with a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping! Perfect for brunch or with your morning cup of coffee.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 1/4 cup flour

Topping

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line muffin tins with liners and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter and sugar together on medium speed for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the vanilla and eggs and mix for 1 minute on medium speed, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  4. With mixer still on medium mix in the cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar.
  5. Turn mixer to low and add in the yogurt and flour in alternating batches, beginning and ending with flour. Mix until just combined.
  6. Scoop batter into liners 2/3 full.
  7. Mix the topping ingredients together and sprinkle batter with 1 tablespoon of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until centers of muffins are set.
  9. Remove from muffin tin and cool on a wire rack.
  10. Serve warm or room temperature.

Notes:

You can sub in sour cream for the Greek yogurt
Store airtight for up to 2 days

recipe adapted from food.com

Keywords:: snickerdoodle muffins, cinnamon sugar muffins, easy brunch idea

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Bridgette Anderson
Bridgette Anderson
May 3, 2020 10:45 pm

My family absolutely went crazy over this! It is really good. I made a few adjustments. I added in lemon zest to the batter. And baked it like a cake in my bundt pan for about 40 minutes. I used only 1/2 the cinnamon sugar mixture on top and once out of the oven added a small batch of cream cheese frosting to melt in. (I just eyeballed the measurements for the frosting, 1/4 of cream cheese, 2-3 soft Tbsp butter, vanilla & about 1/2 cup powdered sugar, bit of 1/2 & 1/2)
YUMMY! This is a keeper.

Debbie
Debbie
April 11, 2020 12:34 pm

During the quarantine I made these with my granddaughter for Easter. Very delicious!

Laurie
Laurie
February 3, 2020 6:05 pm

What is the purpose of the cream of tartar?

Terry
Terry
March 20, 2019 4:16 pm

Wow! I wish I had found this recipe on Sunday! Instead I found a recipe called ‘cinnamon muffins’, which had your typical ingredients, however it had milk, no sour cream or full fat yogurt. It called for filling 1/2-2/3 full, 10 muffins. Needless to say I didn’t get 10, I didn’t even fill all of them 2/3. The ones with less were so dry, all I kept saying was next time, no milk, I’m adding sour cream instead! Now I don’t have to do that! I’ll just use yours instead! Thank you thank you thank you!

Heather
Heather
January 20, 2019 7:52 pm

So good!!! Much easier than making the cookies and same great taste!

Erin
Erin
June 1, 2017 11:33 am

I am hoping the 1 teaspoon of cinnamon was supposed to be part of step 4…mine are still in the oven so I guess I will find out in about 10 minutes!

Lisa G
Lisa G
March 20, 2017 11:18 pm

These look amazing! Do you sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture before and after baking? The last direction of “Sprinkle” confused me a bit.

Sejal
Sejal
March 20, 2017 9:27 pm

What could I use to subsititute the eggs? My daughter is allergic.

Laura @ Laura\
September 5, 2016 9:28 am

Recipes like this one make me realize I don’t eat enough muffins either! 🙂

Jeanette
Jeanette
August 31, 2016 9:09 pm

Love snickerdoodles and muffins……going to try real soon! Great recipes!! Really want to try this chicken one in Crock-Pot.

Kim
Kim
August 31, 2016 2:27 pm

Oh my goodness. Those look delicious. I know what I’m having for breakfast this weekend!

D.S.
D.S.
August 30, 2016 5:42 pm

Could the batter possibly be made into a loaf rather than baked as muffins?

Miranda
August 30, 2016 5:14 pm

These sound like my kind of muffin! Snickerdoodles are the best!

Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
August 29, 2016 10:51 pm

Oh, how I wish I had one of these right now! Cinnamon sugar topping and all!

cookbook queen
August 29, 2016 12:04 pm

Good grief. Is it possible to marry a muffin? Because I’m ready to go all in!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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