Snickerdoodle muffins with crunchy cinnamon sugar topping

Sep 19, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Who doesn't love snickerdoodles? Baked into a muffin and topped with cinnamon sugar makes them even better!

Snickerdoodle muffin

Mornings can be crazy. Don't stress over what to make. These snickerdoodle muffins can be made in less than an hour and are perfect for the weekend breakfast.

They are soft and fluffy and full of sweet cinnamon sugar flavor. Plus, the topping gets crunchy after it's baked so it's even better! Who wouldn't love waking up to that?

Snickerdoodle muffins

Recipe adapted from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

Yields about 24 muffins


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 room temperature eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces room temperature cream cheese
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and one cup sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and cream cheese. Blend until smooth and combined.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt.
  4. Add half of the flour mixture to the wet mixture, blend; add buttermilk, blend again; add rest of flour mixture and blend until dough is completely formed.
  5. In a small bowl add remaining white sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Scoop out three tablespoons of dough, roll in cinnamon sugar mixture and add to lined cupcake dish.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes until fully cooked.

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