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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

October 5, 2010

Yesterday was busy.  It was my mom’s birthday and I had my whole family over to celebrate.  My brother made a surprise appearance with his family from Arizona and we ended up with 18 for dinner.  I made beef stew, chicken tortilla soup, cornbread and cupcakes.  See, busy afternoon.  Thankfully Creamie took an epic three hour nap and I didn’t have her help for anything but the cupcakes, which is her favorite part.
snickerdoodle cupcakes

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

recipe from my sister Heidikins

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tea vanilla

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy, add eggs, one at a time mixing well between additions.  Add vanilla, and scrape down sides of bowl, mix again.

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 tea cinnamon
  • 1 tea baking powder
  • 1/2 tea salt

Sift together the above ingredients.

  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk

Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk, mixing well after each addition and regularly scraping down the bowl.  Begin and end with the flour mixture.  Line cupcake tin with papers (I used foil wrappers) and fill each cup 2/3 full.  Bake for 20 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.  Let cool 5 minutes in pan before removing to a wire rack.  Makes about 30 cupcakes

Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

(I only made a half recipe and it was plenty to lightly frost my 30 cupcakes.  I don’t like a tophat’s worth of frosting on them though.)

  • 1 cup butter, soft, but not too soft
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1 tea vanilla
  • 1/4 tea rum flavoring (I left this out because I forgot to add it to my grocery list)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or you know, two.)

Cream butter and 1 cup of sugar until fluffy, add remaining sugar slowly or it will puff out all over your kitchen.  WHen butter and sugar is well combined, add the rest of the ingredients.  You might need more whipping cream to get the consistency you like.  When the cupcakes are cooled completley  frost and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

I can’t decide if I like Snickerdoodle cookies or cupcakes more.  This morning we voted for cupcakes and lots of cold milk.

cupcakes in there

Look Mom!  There is cinnamon in there!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 5, 2010 10:41 am

    Yum. :3 It looks really good. I’m going to try and bake some when I can get a hold of a kitchen and ingredients. 😀

  2. October 5, 2010 12:39 pm

    Mmm, sounds like a delicious evening. Thanks for the recipe. I made some snickerdoodle muffins a while back, and they were good, but just not quite the same. I’m giving these a try, and soon.

  3. October 5, 2010 12:56 pm

    These look fantastic! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. October 5, 2010 3:39 pm

    Yummy, yummy, thank you!!!

  5. October 5, 2010 10:19 pm


    I totally have to try these! YUM! Oh, and I don’t like a tophat’s worth of frosting either. Definitely kindred spirits.

    Give Creamie a squish for me and let me know when you want to have another playdate.

    xo -El

  6. October 7, 2010 12:39 am

    I will be making these! Hopefully this weekend.

  7. Susan Twilley permalink
    October 21, 2010 10:10 am

    OH MY HEAVENS !!!!!!!!!
    These are so delicious. So fun to bake with the kiddos too. Or maybe it is just fun to hear them try to say snickerdoodle. Thank you. But now, seriously, someone come and get them out of my house because when you are home with sleeping babies they call to you. (LOUDLY) And I could eat them all but, shouldn’t.

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