Snickerdoodle Muffins

by Amy on 26 January 2014

Snickerdoodle MuffinsToday, I’m participating in a fun blogger event — the Secret Recipe Club. How does it work? Every blogger is secretly assigned another blog + chooses a recipe from that blog to make. On reveal day (today!), all of our posts go up at the same time, + everyone gets to see who was assigned to their blog, which recipe they chose, + how it turned out. Fun, huh?

I was assigned the blog Fantastical Sharing Of Recipes, which is full of delicious comfort-food + family-friendly recipes. There were SO many amazing recipes to choose from (pastas + crock-pot meals + sweets, oh my!) but in the end, I decided on trying these Snickerdoodle Muffins. So, how did they turn out? Absolutely wonderful. They have a perfect, buttery coffeecake-like flavor + texture, with just the right balance of sweetness + spice. They were so addictive that after eating two, I sent the rest to work with my husband – I knew I couldn’t be trusted to contain myself with those sitting in the house!

Thank you to Sarah for introducing me to these super scrumptious Snickerdoodle Muffins + to the Secret Recipe Club for connecting me, yet again, with fantastic bloggers + amazing recipes! For all my previous Secret Recipe Club recipes, click here – there are TONS of awesome ones!

Snickerdoodle Muffins

Snickerdoodle Muffins

makes 12 muffins, adapted from Fantastical Sharing Of Recipes and Spoonful


For the muffins:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 egg, beaten
1 cup + 2 Tbsp. milk
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp. vanilla extract

For the cinnamon-sugar topping:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
2 Tbsp. butter, melted and cooled


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Line a standard muffin tin with paper muffin cups, or grease the tin well. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle blade, beat together the egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two additions, mixing only until combined – do not overmix.

Divide muffin batter equally between the 12 muffin cups – they each will be about 2/3 full with muffin batter.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to cool about 15 minutes in the muffin tin, then transfer to a wire rack to cool fully.

Once completely cooled, coat with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. First, combine the sugar, cinnamon + nutmeg in a small bowl. Have the melted butter in a separate small bowl. Dip the top of each cooled muffin in the melted butter, then roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Serve at room temperature, or slightly warmed in the microwave or warm oven. Muffins will keep at room temperature for about 5 days in an airtight container.

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{ 53 comments… read them below or add one }

1 easyfoodsmith January 27, 2014 at 1:22 am

The muffins look so pretty and tempting. I love cinnamon and I am sure going to love these snickerdoodle muffins.

2 Beth January 27, 2014 at 6:04 am

What a lovely recipe! I don’t think I’d be able to trust myself with those muffins either!

3 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 27, 2014 at 6:27 am

I love the cookie, so I can only imagine how awesome the muffin is! Yum!

4 SallyBR January 27, 2014 at 7:36 am

Snickerdoodle Muffins! Say no more, I am sold…

snickerdoodles are my favorite type of cookie, so these muffins are calling my name real loud!

great choice for the first Reveal of 2014!

5 Rebekah @ Making Miracles January 27, 2014 at 8:35 am

Those look so GOOD!! I have a similar recipe and they disappear FAST whenever baked up as a tasty treat. Makes me want to pop a batch in the oven when I get home. :) Yummy!!

6 danielle January 27, 2014 at 9:04 am

These look and sound fantastic. They sound similar to some donut muffins I made a while back. Now I am craving them again :)

7 amy January 27, 2014 at 9:16 am

They are definitely similar to donut muffins that I’ve had in the past, Danielle! You should definitely bake up a batch soon. =)

8 Leah | So, How's It Taste? January 27, 2014 at 9:21 am

Oh yummy! I’d love two or twelve of these with some coffee!

9 Sarah E January 27, 2014 at 9:22 am

Glad you all enjoyed them – they are so addictive! :)
Happy Reveal Day!

10 Traci January 27, 2014 at 9:47 am

Beautiful photos for one of our favorite breakfast recipes. Great SRC pick this month!

11 Luv What You Do January 27, 2014 at 10:36 am

Oh yummy! These look fantastic!

12 Erin @ Table for 7 January 27, 2014 at 12:51 pm

they look amazing..beautiful photos! Happy Reveal Day!

13 Lindsay (life and kitchen) January 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Those are adorable! I can’t wait to try them!

14 Choc Chip Uru January 27, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Love these cute little muffins, delicious job! 😀


15 Nicole (@hapatite) January 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm

These look awesome! I’ve got to make them soon~

16 Amy (Savory Moments) January 27, 2014 at 6:17 pm

What a great muffin – they do look delicious and addictive. I would have had to send them away myself or risk eating them all :-)

17 Melissa January 27, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite childhood cookies, so putting the snickerdoodle flavor into muffins is awesome. Great pick this month :)

18 vanillasugarblog January 27, 2014 at 7:11 pm

One of the best muffins to whip up last minute when you need something tasty to bring to a meeting, friends house or other.
One can never go wrong with snickerdoodle flavor.

19 Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines January 27, 2014 at 7:34 pm

I love snickerdoodle cookies, so I know I will love these:) Great pick for reveal day~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

20 Adri January 27, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Oh, those look beautiful. Give me one and a nice cup of tea, and I’d be set. I adore Snickerdoodles, so I know I’d love these!

21 Gintare @Gourmantine January 28, 2014 at 5:42 am

Aren’t these perfection? So pretty and would make for a great breakfast :)

22 kelly January 28, 2014 at 7:01 am

These muffins look awesome Amy! I love snickerdoodle cookies so making them into muffins sounds fantastic to me :) Wish I had some of these for my breakfast – they look delicious :)

23 Anna (Hidden Ponies) January 28, 2014 at 8:02 am

These would be a perfect breakfast or snack, I love muffins like that!

24 Tara January 28, 2014 at 8:54 am

Beautiful photos! These would be perfect for breakfast.

25 Layla @ Brunch Time Baker January 28, 2014 at 9:48 am

These Muffins look so adorable!!

26 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie January 28, 2014 at 10:26 am

Since they are muffins, you are telling me I can have snickerdoodles for breakfast. And I like it.

27 amy January 28, 2014 at 11:14 am

That’s *exactly* what I’m telling you! =)

28 Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction January 28, 2014 at 12:11 pm

How could I turn down a muffin that tastes like snickerdoodles?! So good!

29 Jennie @themessybakerblog January 28, 2014 at 2:40 pm

I happen to adore snickerdoodles in the form of a muffin. It just makes sense. These look amazing.

30 Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat. January 28, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Snickerdoodle flavor is one of my favorites, so I like it in any shape or form. I can’t wait to try these muffins!

31 Avril@bakingandcreatingwithavril January 28, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Ah yes, what a perfect muffin! I just love a good snickerdoodle cookie so why not make it into a muffin! Brilliant!!! Fabulous SRC pick! :-)

32 Emily @ Life on Food January 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm

A cookie turned into breakfast. I will take it for sure.

33 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef January 28, 2014 at 8:50 pm

i love simple muffins like these! perfect choice.

34 The Wimpy Vegetarian January 28, 2014 at 9:47 pm

These look fantastic. I’m pinning them right now to make. I love snickerdoodle cookies, and I know I’d love, love, love these muffins. GREAT SRC pick this month!

35 April @ Angels Homestead January 29, 2014 at 4:21 am

I love checking out your recipes Amy, they’re always so appetizing looking. I love snickerdoodle cookies, so I can imagine how amazing these muffins are. Great job this month! :)

36 dina January 29, 2014 at 9:13 am

i love snickerdoodles. looks delish!

37 Monet January 29, 2014 at 10:32 am

You’ve made my favorite cookie even better. Thank you for sharing! I’m going to make muffins now!

38 Dedy@Dentist Chef January 29, 2014 at 11:55 am

wow, lovin this kind of spiced muffin,
enpecialy the cinnamon sugar topping!!!

39 Megan January 29, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Be still my heart!
These looks amazing. I think I remember when you instagrammed these…I literally almost died. I’d totally use these for a weekend brunch spread. Bookmarked for the next time I have guests coming over!

40 Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories January 29, 2014 at 9:07 pm

How gorgeous are these? They wouldn’t last long in my house. Great post!

41 Kirstin January 29, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Yum. I love snickerdoodles! I bet these would be amazing.

42 kelsey @ k&k test kitchen January 30, 2014 at 10:18 am

Ooh la la! I need to make these muffins ASAP! Great choice for SRC.

43 Lesley Eats January 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Oh, yum yum yum! Those look divine!

44 Rachel Cooks January 30, 2014 at 8:38 pm

These look phenomenal!

45 Cate @ Chez CateyLou February 1, 2014 at 5:17 pm

The secret recipe club sounds like so much fun!! These muffins look amazing – what a great discovery!

46 Jed Gray February 6, 2014 at 6:24 am

We in the Glutton house are huge snickerdoodle fans but had never thought of them in muffin form. Very cool and very dangerous. 😉

47 amy February 6, 2014 at 8:18 am

Danger is my middle name! =)

48 Lucy Kersting June 11, 2014 at 11:18 pm

These turned out great. What a fun breakfast treat!

49 amy June 12, 2014 at 8:59 am

So glad you liked ’em, Lucy! They’re one of my favorites (and so easy to make), too!

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