Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

When I was growing up, there were some things that were just common knowledge  in our kitchen regarding dessert: my dad was known for buttermilk pie, my mom known for her cakes and snickerdoodle cookies. Snickerdoodle cookies were (and are) her favorite and so that’s what we ended up baking when we wanted to make cookies. They’re also more fun to make as kids because you have to roll them and toss them in cinnamon sugar. Fast forward to the present and my favorite cakes tend to be spice cakes. When I was picking my “flavor of the week” last week, snickerdoodle cupcakes seemed like a good choice. Apparently my family are not the only ones who enjoy snickerdoodles. There was a huge response to these! These are perfect if you want something a little different from plain vanilla, but not anything too out there. Also, spell check does not seem to be familiar with “snickerdoodle” so there are a lot of red squiggly lines as I’m writing this…get with the program spell check.

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes (~2 dozen)

  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 c. butter, room temp.
  • 1 3/4 c. sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temp.
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/4 c. buttermilk, room temp.

Preheat your oven to 350* and line your cupcake tins. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs to the butter mixture one at a time. Add the vanilla. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Fill the cupcake tins about 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes, or until they pass the toothpick test.

Cinnamon Buttercream

  • 1/2 c. butter, room temp.
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. milk (may need more or less depending on desired consistency)
  • 8 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Cream together the butter and shortening. Add the vanilla. Gradually add the powdered sugar, adding the milk as needed, to reach the consistency you want. Add the cinnamon. I sprinkled a mixture of cinnamon and sugar on top of the cupcakes so they would be like the cookies!

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
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