Snickerdoodle Muffins

I recently discovered the insane deliciousness of snickerdoodle cookies. And then one of my friends recommended her snickerdoodle muffins which of course I had to try. Though I was a bit skeptical about rolling a "muffin" in a cinnamon-sugar mixture, it worked out really well. I loved plopping the cinnamon-sugar coated muffin balls into the muffin tin. Maybe because they looked like little donuts or something.

Snickerdoodle Muffins

  •     2 sticks unsalted butter
  •     1 cup sugar
  •     2 tsp vanilla
  •     2 eggs
  •     3/4 tsp baking soda
  •     3/4 tsp baking powder
  •     3/4 tsp cream of tartar
  •     3/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  •     1 1/4 cup sour cream
  •     2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  •     1/2 cup sugar and 1 TBSP cinnamon mixed together for rolling


Cream the butter and sugar until soft about 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the vanilla. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix until each is incorporated.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and nutmeg.

Add the flour mixture and the sour cream alternately to the egg-butter mixture in the additions. Start with the flour and end with the flour. Scrape the bowl occasionally.

Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out muffin batter one at a time and drop into a shallow bowl filled with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll the muffin around in the mixture until it is covered completely in cinnamon sugar. Place muffin into muffin tin. Depending on the size of your tins, you should get about 12 to 14 muffins. Bake them for approx. 20-22 minutes in a 350F oven or until they are golden brown.