Sunday, December 16, 2007

Snickerdoodle Muffins


Last Friday I finished my exams and was planning on coming home and having a baking extravaganza, but then I tripped on my cat and fell down the stairs. We're both fine, though I think he's a lot more fine than me because as soon as I felt his soft body under my foot I took all my weight off of him and slid down the stairs. Which has left me with a swollen foot. But since I was so looking forward to baking, I made a couple of more simple things, chocolate pots de creme and eggnog cheesecake bars. Unfortunately I'm not posting about those right now as I have this delicious snickerdoodle muffins that I made weeks ago but haven't had a chance to write about yet.


I recently discovered the insane deliciousness of snickerdoodle cookies. And then Peabody 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.


As for how they turned out, the muffins were incredibly moist and a great sour cream muffin texture. They were slightly tangier than the ones I made before, though I wonder if that's because I used low fat sour cream instead of regular. While I did enjoy these muffins, I think I'll stick to snickerdoodle cookies, but keep this recipe on hand for other sour cream muffin based concoctions.

Snickerdoodle Muffins
slightly modified from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

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*

1.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.

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

3.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.

4. 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.

*The original recipe calls for 1 cup sugar and 2 tbsp cinnamon, but this was way way too much for me. I ended up dumping maybe more than half of it.

74 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness gracious I'm terribly sorry to hear about your fall!! Glad to read though that you and your cat are alright - stay safe!!

mmm, these snickerdoodle muffins look great - Peabody's recipes seem to always be "no-fail," so I'm glad that her cookie-turned-into-a-muffin recipe worked out for you!! :0)

looking forward to seeing those other sweet treats that you've been making! and congratulations on finishing up your final-examinations!

bittersweetblog said...

Ack, I feel you pain- My dog is always under foot, so she's been known to trip anyone nearby who isn't looking. Hope you feel better soon!

(Those muffins look so good, by the way. I just might have to try veganizing them...)

Nico said...

So sorry to hear about your fall, glad that you and your kitty are o.k. I actually tripped up my stairs this morning, and cracked my hubby up.

This is such a great blog, and all of your recipes look so yummy! I love making any type of muffins, and I'm going to have to try these out.

Get well soon- nicole

Gretchen Noelle said...

What fun muffins! I almost made snickerdoodle biscotti for the cinnamon event instead of the manjar! I have a trip coming up and need to pack muffins along, maybe I will try these. Oh, and *please* post the eggnog cheesecake bars!!! Soon!!!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

oh wow! how overwhelming! the first sentence of your post caught me off guard and i just want to say i'm so sorry! i hope your foot feels better.

oh. my. your snickerdoodle muffins look amazing! they do directly remind me of a snickerdoodle - puffy, pale, sugary coating. i'd have to second on the veganizing comment. they look too good to pass up!

Claire said...

Glad you're not injured too badly. These look so good...I have thought about making them several times but didn't have all the ingredients. Some day! BTW, if you ever have extra cinnamon sugar mix, don't throw it out. Keep it around for cinnamon toast or some other baking adventure...it won't spoil!!! ;-)

Patricia Scarpin said...

My goodness! These are sinful!
I tried them once, but since we don't have sour cream here, my substitution didn't work well.
After exchanging emails with Pea, I will try them again!

Deborah said...

These muffins are really good - I made them awhile back as well.

I hope that you are ok and healing quickly!!

Lyrically speaking said...

These look delish, sorry to hear about your fall, hope you're feeling better :)

kickpleat said...

those muffins look great!! if you are still looking for those mini-loaf paper pans, i got them at the diaso-like store in tinseltown. they were 4 for 2 or 3 dollars.

Carla said...

Who hasn't tripped over their own cat? Sorry to hear about your injury, but at least you didn't have to go to the emergency room. If it makes you feel better, I burnt my finger while making caramel sauce yesterday, so that makes two injured bloggers lol

I'll have to try your muffins. I made snickerdoodle bars the other day, but I need to upload the pictures. I too finished finals and on a baking extravaganza.

Take care of your foot!

Evie said...

Rock On! The tops of these muffins totally look just like snickerdoodles.
Can't wait to see your eggnog bars.
I added you to my list of links on my blog, happy baking!

katiez said...

I think the muffins sound and look great!
I know that feeling well - I think I'm stepping over the dog and then there's something soft and yelping under foot.... It's amazing we don't do more damage to each other!

Helene said...

Hi from Vancouver Island. Hope you're doing better. Those muffins looks so tempting.

eatme_delicious said...

veggiegirl: Thanks (for all those nice things you said)!

bittersweetblog: Thanks, and good luck veganizing them! I look forward to seeing that.

nico: Thanks! That's very sweet of you to say. :)

gretchen: Oh snickerdoodle biscotti sound delicious! I've posted the eggnog bars. :)

ruby red vegan: Thanks and thanks. :)

claire: Thanks! Yea I've thought about keeping the cinnamon sugar mix but because I'm rolling something in it that has raw eggs, I'm scared to keep it.

patricia: Hope they turn out better for you next time Patricia!

deborah: Thanks!

lyrically speaking: Thanks. :)

kickpleat: Thanks and thanks for letting me know about the mini-loaf paper pans. I checked out Daiso in Richmond but didn't find them there.

carla: Haha well I hope your finger feels better! Mmm snickerdoodle bars sound like they'd be delicious. Hope you enjoy your baking extravaganza!

evie: Aw thank you. :)

katiez: Thanks! Yea animals are always everywhere!

helene: Thanks. :)

Peabody said...

Yes, the low fat sour cream tends to make them tangier.

Molly Loves Paris said...

Those are positively inspiring looking muffins.

How scary to fall down stairs! I bet your cat will get out of the way from now on. Mine does.

eatme_delicious said...

peabody: Good to know that that's the reason why!

molly: Thanks! And I doubt he will but I'm glad yours has learned. :)

bellagrey said...

First, thanks for the comment about my Aunt Rasie's Crunch Drop Cookies. I hope you give them a try!

And second, oh my goodness, I have to try these Snickerdoodle Muffins!! Snickerdoodle cookies have always been one of my favorites (the recipe from the old Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook)so I have to try these. Thanks!

eatme_delicious said...

bellagrey: I plan to! :) Snickerdoodle cookies have become one of my favourites too and this recipe is quite good!

Cooking Dad said...

Cats always like to walk right in front of my feet as well...

The muffins look great, I can almost smell the cinnamon!

Jude said...

That is beautiful stuff. It even has the craked tops of the cookies!

Deborah Dowd said...

I guess it is true what they say about most accidents being close to home (especially when kids or animals are underfoot!) Your muffins look wonderful and I love this unique twist on an old favorite!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't wait to try this recipe! I did notice though that the ingredient list included nutmeg but was not included in the instructions.

I made them this evening and took them to a friend's for our little New Years get together. They don't stand a chance to make it to midnight. They are soooo good!!

beverlyz said...

These muffins look awesome, I can only imagine how good they are!

Avaloon said...

i stumbled upon this and literally started to make them within fifteen minutes. they just came out of the oven and i tried one.

you may have shown me the path to God.

eatme_delicious said...

Avaloon: Haha glad you like them. =)

Helene said...

I just can get my eyes out of these beautiful muffins. Can't wait for the review of chocolate pots de creme and eggnog cheesecake bars.

Anonymous said...

That. Is absolutely genious

EdaBy said...

Beautifully and apparently tasty. Thank you.

Kristina said...

These look incredible! I love snickerdoodles, and I love muffins. They remind me of a recipe I saw online not long ago for jelly donut muffins, which sounded quite similar except that they had a filling inside, and really it was the filling that pushed it over the edge for me to "too much work for something I'm not sure I'd like better." These don't have that problem, so I think I will try them indeed!

Sylvia said...

Mmm... I didn't think there was anything better than snickerdoodle cookies until I made these muffins! YUM! I think they have made the Christmas morning menu... can't wait to do them again.
-Sylvia
Deep Fryers

Kaori S. said...

Goodness they are looking so delicious! I would love to try but I am not a big fan of tanginess...
Is there any option to make it just plain sweet?

eatme_delicious said...

Kaori: I think it was probably tangy because I used low fat sour cream instead of regular, so you could try using regular. :)

Kaori S. said...

Thank you so much! I will definitely give it a try!
I found your blog today and I'm so excited to know that you also live in Vancouver! Baking is my passion too, I'm going to be very busy trying your recipes :)

eatme_delicious said...

Kaori: Let me know how you like them. :) Yaey I'm always happy to meet fellow Vancouver bloggers! Especially ones that are bakers haha.

Christy said...

Just made these with my daughter! I substituted greek yogurt for sour cream. The batter tasted amazing. Can't wait to see how they turn out!

eatme_delicious said...

Christy: Yumm great idea to substitute Greek yogurt. :) Hope you enjoyed them!

Lindsey said...

Just baked them. They are yummy, and very rich. And I totally overfilled my muffin tins, I think I could have easily made 18 muffins.

eatme_delicious said...

Lindsey: Glad you liked them! Mmm I love overfilled muffin tins and giant muffin tops!

Shelly said...

I wonder how these will turn out using Cake Flour instead of All Purpose... will have to try it... Thanks for sharing this recipe

Katy said...

I haven't read through all of the other comments to see if anybody else tried this, but I only used half as much cream of tater, since you said they came out a little too tangy, and they came out amazing. I made mini muffins and got about 30 of them out of this recipe. But they only lasted a day. My family couldn't stay away from them. Thanks for the great recipe!

eatme_delicious said...

Katy: Yaey glad you liked them! I think mine were tangy because I used low fat sour cream.

Andrea said...

I tried to make these, but mine were a disaster! Well, as far as looks are concerned. They still taste great, though. I overfilled my muffin tins so they ran out everywhere. I felt like my batter was a little sticky/runny for rolling in the cinnamon sugar mix. I followed the recipe, but I'm not sure where I went wrong.

eatme_delicious said...

Andrea: Sorry to hear these didn't work out for you. :( I'm not sure why either.

Andrea said...

It hasn't deterred me from trying again in the future. They're definitely still delicious! My boyfriend and I can't stay out of them. We don't care if they're pretty or not!

Anonymous said...

OMG.......I am so excited, I looooove the cookie version!!! I will be making these tomorrow, well today since it's past midnight already!! Thanks for sharing! Hope your healing well. Smiles, Katherine

Anonymous said...

I made these last night & they are delish!! Mine were a little to sticky for rolling in sugar. I will definatly make again though. Very good flavor. Thanks for sharing

Anna said...

Oh my SOUL. I cannot wait to try these! Thanks for the recipe!
-Anna
theconfessionsofanewlywed.blogspot.com

Anita Wright said...

I have these in the oven as I type. If the taste of the muffin mixture is anything to go by these will fast become a member of my "must do often" list

Flight Training said...

OK, seriously, my mouth is watering. I am going to have to give these a try! I am a snickerdoodle fanatic! Thank you!

Just another random thought said...

Is there anyway to make these lower fat and with less sugar? I am on a diet and one of these muffins would completely blow it for me. I love snickerdoodle cookies! I can imagine that these muffins are just as sinful. Then I would want to know what the nutritional values are to the lower fat and lower sugar make over muffins would be....

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am not a huge sour cream fan so I usually don't buy it.. do you think greek yogurt could be a substitute? thx!!

eatme_delicious said...

Just another random thought: You could try reducing the sugar and swapping out some of the butter for applesauce. Maybe use yogurt instead of sour cream. I haven't tried it though so I'm not sure how it would work out. Good luck!

Anonymous: Probably but I haven't tried it so I'm not sure how it would work out. Probably would be tangier? Hope it works out for you! :)

Jo F. said...

I got 4 dozen mini muffins by using a cookie scoop, and the tops look exactly like snickerdoodle cookies! We love them!

Suzanne said...

My batter was too sticky to roll in the mix too. I tried two and gave up and just sprinkled it on the top instead. I thought about rolling the muffins in butter then rolling it in the mix after, but since I'd already put raw dough in the mix, I didn't. When I took them out, the tops came right off, and I ended up spooning the rest onto a plate. Not sure what I did wrong, but these didn't work for me at all :(

Anonymous said...

yum! i want to make these now but i dont have sour cream! will greek yogurt work do you think?
I hope you are by now recovered from your fall. I've come so close to tripping over my cat down the stairs. i swear he does it on purpose lol.

Anonymous said...

My daughter made a batch of these for an end of the year school party and they were delicious! Thanks for the awesome recipe! We made two batches. The first batch we just sprayed the muffin tin pan but they still stuck to it. The second batch we used the paper muffin cups and that was easy although they didn't rise as much. Not sure if that had any effect. Anyway....delicious! :)

Nancy Nelson said...

Sorry about your fall, these look wonderful, but, how could you mention those other deserts and not post the recipe? I'm dyin' here!

Ambre Winfield said...

Absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for this great recipe!

Anonymous said...

I've been dreaming about making these and finally did last night. Unfortunately, I felt like the flavor fell flat. The cake part didn't seem to have a strong flavor. Much more like coffee cake, but not nearly as sweet. I did use light sour cream, could that have been the issue? One suggestion, if you put the batter in the fridge until it gets cold/stiff, it is significant easier to roll the dough in the sugar/cinnamon mix.

Sandy said...

Why are mine falling?

Anonymous said...

I have a banana bread recipe that calls for sour cream. I was out one day & used vanilla yogurt instead and it was more awesome than ever! I think vanilla yogurt would be a great substitute here as well!

chilliliefde said...

This is very unique and I will give it a try!

Novi said...

HI.. these muffins look really good. I have a question though.. when you said 2 sticks of butter.. is that 1 cup or 2 cups of butter? Thank you.

Serena -Green said...

What can be used in place of sour cream? My youngest is allergic. :( But these look amazing!!

I'm Just Trying to Find My Way said...

When I seen this recipe I knew I had to try these out since we LOVE the cookies. So I made them tonight and they are delicious!! I Even had a Great idea to add a filling I had found that compliments it well. It's a "Cinnamon-sugar Cream Cheese Filling" by Walton and it goes pefect.
Thank you for this wonderful treat.

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, these are yummy!! I used the medium pampered chef scoop and got 18!!!! Oh wait, my family thinks I got 12...yeah, that's it, 12... ;-)

Anonymous said...

Tried these....cal you spell failed. The were almost hollow. Too delicate to even touch....any idea where I went wrong?

Anonymous said...

Failed at this....almost hollow....any idea where I went wrong?

Laura Dembowski said...

Those muffins look like they came straight from the bakery! I hope you and your cat both are okay!

nash4343 said...

I just made these and I am not sure I will evere make them again. I don't know what your trick was for rolling them in the sugar and cinnamon but it was a nightmare. Some taste good but then there are others that taste like to much cinnamon that did not get melted. I think I will stick with the cookies as well.

nash4343 said...

I just tired these and I am not sure I will ever try them again. I don't know what your trick was for rolling them in the sugar and cinnamon but it was a nightmare. Some tasted good but then others tasted of the cinnamon that didn't get melted. I think I will stick with the cookies as well.

Julie Goode said...

I just made these and they turned out perfect! I used cupcake liners in my pans. I used a medium cookie scoop and got exactly 24 muffins in regular sized muffin tin pans. Thanks for the excellent recipe!

Julie - Eagle River, Alaska