Saturday, November 5, 2011

Snickerdoodle Muffins

The world knows my favorite cookies are snickerdoodles.  I've also tried snickerdoodle ice cream and cupcakes, both of which are delish. I was on Pinterest and saw this recipe for muffins. Of course I had to try them out. The finished product is fantastic. A semi-crispy outer shell of cinnamon sugar and a sweet & fluffy inside. Top it off with a mug of apple cider and breakfast is served. Thank you Eat Me, Delicious for this excellent recipe!

Recipe (slightly modified):
2 sticks unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 C. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. & a pinch nutmeg
1 1/4 C. sour cream
2 1/4 C. flour
1/2 C sugar & 1 TBL cinnamon (put in shallow bowl)

Pre-heat over to 350 degrees and grease a muffin pan with baking Pam.

Cream the butter and sugar until soft. Add vanilla and eggs one at a time and mix well.
In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.

Add half of the dry mixture to the egg mixture and mix. Then add the sour cream and mix. Pour in the remainder of the flour mixture and mix well.

Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out dough and drop in the shallow bowl full of cinnamon-sugar. Roll the dough in sugar until completely covered and drop into the muffin pan.

Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown

Like I said the end result was so scrumptious. We stood around the kitchen eating these and drinking apple cider for breakfast.


alli said...

These sound awesome!! But how are they compared to the snickerdoodle cupcake?

B&K said...

They're very different. The cupcake was moist and fluffy but with a bread/cake texture. Plus, the cupcake was sweeter with the added sugars and icing. The muffin was fluffy and similar to Kyle's scones. The cupcakes had cinnamon inside the cake where the muffin only had it on the outside. The muffin batter taste similar to sugar cookies. Both are delicious and can definitely stand on their own:-)