Snickerdoodle Muffins

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

Snickerdoodle Muffins

Snickerdoodles for breakfast!  Let’s do it!  These 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!

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.  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.

Snickerdoodle Muffins Recipe

When these guys 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!  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 Recipe -

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!

Snickerdoodle Muffins

Yield: 2 dozen

6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups Gold Medal® All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 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


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick spray.

2. 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.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, salt and cinnamon.

4. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture a little at a time. Mix just until the flour mixture is incorporated. Don't overmix.

5. 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.

6. 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.

SOURCE: (Recipe shared with permission from The Girl Who Ate Everything by Christy Denney (Front Table Books 2014)

More Snickerdoodle-Themed recipes you might enjoy:
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Snickerdoodle Bread by Barbara Bakes
Snickerdoodle Cobbler by Cookies and Cups
Snickerdoodle Blondies by RecipeGirl

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  • Danie wrote:

    Where is the recipe???

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      scroll to the bottom…

  • Cathie wrote:

    How many muffins does the recipe make

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      2 dozen.

  • 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. ????

  • Gale DiVeglio wrote:

    Would love to make these for brunch following my daughter’s wedding.  Can they’ve made ahead of time, frozen & warmed?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      They may get a little dried out. I’d definitely try the recipe before then… try freezing a few and see if you like the outcome.

  • 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!!

  • sandra wrote:

    I made these muffins by the directions and they turned out bland. I love snickerdoodle cookies, so something is missing.

  • Chris wrote:

    I tried making them and I feel like there’s something missing, the center of the muffin collapsed while cooking 🙁

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      I’m not sure what happened!

  • Joanne wrote:

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

  • Deb wrote:

    why is there cream of tarter and baking powder? Isn’t cream of tarter typically used with baking soda as baking powder already has a form of cream of tarter in it?

  • 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!