Snickerdoodle Muffins

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Here’s a recipe for a most delicious variety of muffin:  Snickerdoodle Muffins

stack of Snickerdoodle Muffins

Snickerdoodles for breakfast!  Let’s do it!  These Snickerdoodle Muffins are a muffin reminiscent of the flavor of snickerdoodle cookies, so in other words… they’re the best muffins ever!  I seriously love snickerdoodles, so these muffins work for me.  I think they’ll work for you too!

Comfort food baking is what everyone needs right now. And these muffins provide a lot of comfort. They’re a delicious breakfast treat. Bake some muffins to enjoy today!

The Girl Who Ate Everything cookbook

This recipe comes from a new cookbook by Christy Denney:  The Girl Who Ate Everything.  This is a great cookbook for families!  Author Denney is the mother of FIVE kids, so she’s pretty darn good at coming up with family-friendly recipes.  Her blog- The Girl Who Ate Everything– has always been a favorite of mine for easy recipes.

Here are some more recipes in the book that I plan to try out on my own family:  Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms, Bubble Bread, Jelly Roll Pancakes, Island Pork Tenderloin, Nacho Beef Casserole, Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Parmesan-Dijon Crusted Chicken Tenders, Pizza Mac, Pear and Quinoa Salad, Cookie-Crusted Chocolate Chip Cake, English Toffee Cookies and Cinnamon Roll Sheet Cake. This is a great cookbook to add to your cookbook collection. The recipes are all very easy to make.

Snickerdoodle Muffins on a blue plate

When these little muffins come out of the oven, the tops are dipped in melted butter then rolled in cinnamon-sugar.  This makes them extra irresistible- especially when they’re eaten while they’re still warm… the best!  

Can you make these into regular-sized Snickerdoodle Muffins?

Yes! In this recipe, they’re made as mini-muffins, but you can most certainly make them into regular-sized muffins if you wish.

Snickerdoodle Muffins

Muffin pans:

If you’re making these into mini-muffins, you can pick up a very inexpensive but good, nonstick mini muffin pan on Amazon. I have a favorite REGULAR-sized muffin pan that is also available on Amazon, and this is it! Make them as mini muffins or regular muffins- it’s totally up to you!

Snickerdoodle Muffins

So what do you think?  Surprise the family with some snickerdoodle muffins this weekend?  You just might be highly praised and get some extra hugs if you do so! These muffins are when eaten the day they are made. Store leftovers in a covered container, and perhaps warm them slightly when you want to eat them later on. Enjoy!

Here are a few more muffin recipes you might like to try:

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Snickerdoodle Muffins

Delicious little breakfast muffins!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 mini muffins
Calories 95kcal
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword muffins, snickerdoodle



  • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups all purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg, milk and vanilla and mix to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, cinnamon and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture a little at a time. Mix just until the flour mixture is incorporated. Don't overmix.
  • Fill each muffin tin 3/4 full. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. If you're making regular-sized muffins, bake 14 to 16 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Remove the muffins from the tin. Dip the tops of the muffins in the melted butter and roll the tops in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. These are best served warm.


Serving: 1mini muffin | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • Will wrote:

    The texture of these was amazing. Nice and fluffy. Very easy to make.

  • Toni wrote:

    My kids kept asking me to make this again! Glad it is so easy to make!

  • Carrie Robinson wrote:

    I am loving everything about these! They look perfect. 🙂

  • Matt Taylor wrote:

    These muffins look so amazing! I love cinnamon.

  • Kerri wrote:

    Turned out perfect. Was a great treat. I love the snicker doodle muffin recipe. Thanks! 🙂

  • Julie Pritchett wrote:

    These are great! Made them yesterday.

  • Paula Olvera wrote:

    Lori, thank you so much for the recipe, i made already and is easy, quick, ship and delicious, all my specialties…. 🙂 oh! and i used baking soda too, because i can’t have cream of tartar, but are perfect. How can i send you a pic for you approval?
    Regards from Mexico.

  • Lacee wrote:

    I used baking soda since I didn’t have cream of tartar, turned out perfectly! I also made them in regular muffin size and they were wonderful. I’ll definitely make these again.

  • Loretta Ochoa wrote:

    These ARE a hit and so easy. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Tam wrote:

    I love mini-sized anything! 🙂 I haven’t tried these yet but I really want to, and have a question – is the cream of tartar really necessary? And if so, how can I substitute? I’ve googled this up and down and nothing’s adding up. I don’t think I have any around the house and I just wanted to bake these up real quick next morning for my family.
    Thank you ~ ^_^

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Cream of Tartar is key to making it “snickerdoodle” flavor.

  • Courtney G. wrote:

    These are my new favorite muffin. Perfect size. So moist. Very flavorful. Cant wait to make the again!!

  • Joanne wrote:

    I can never get enough snickerdoodle into my life…and what could be better than having it in my morning.

  • Kelly – Life Made Sweeter wrote:

    These muffins look delicious, Lori! I love snickerdoodle treats! Love Christy’s recipes and still need to get her book!

  • Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction wrote:

    Mini muffins are so adorable. Love these little bites of deliciousness.

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust wrote:

    These are GORGEOUS. And I love her book. I want to make all the things in it!

  • Millie | Add A Little wrote:

    Looks like a delicious snack, especially warm!

  • Matea wrote:

    What a great breakfast! They look delicious!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks wrote:

    I love Christy’s recipes and these look awesome! I wish I was having them for breakfast 🙂

  • Barbara @ Barbara Bakes wrote:

    These would be a hit at my house, especially in the little mini size. Thanks for linking to my Snickerdoodle bread recipe.

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet wrote:

    My kiddos will love these muffins! Snickerdoodle treats are always a hit in our house! Pinned!