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Glazed Snickerdoodle Muffins

These Glazed Snickerdoodle Muffins are moist, tender, and deliciously decadent.

Let the Christmas countdown begin–only 22 more days! I have so much to do and not enough time to get it all done. There’s cookies to bake, holiday treats to create, gifts to wrap, and a 15-page research paper to complete. Wah, wah! I’m knee deep in research and can’t wait to dig myself out. If anyone would like to deliver some donuts to my house, I’d greatly appreciate it.

The one thing I was able to get done was my Christmas decorating. My mom and aunt were nice enough to come to my house and help me deck the halls. The tree is up, the snow babies are in their rightful place, my kitchen tree is glowing with food ornaments (yup, I have a tree in my kitchen), and the nativity set is assembled. It’s darn right festive in my house!

My kitty, Watson, believes the tree to be his own personal jungle. He sleeps under it, runs in circles around it, and drags the tree skirt out from under it. I’m waiting for the day that I come home from work and find him perched in the tree. I even found one of my cupcake ornaments on the ground by the trash can the other day. The cat is out of control! I even tried buying him a new catnip toy in hopes that he would stop playing with my toys, but it just made the situation worse. He gets his catnip high on and gallops around the house like a drunken race horse.

Anyone want a kitty for the holidays?

Today is week 3 in our #MuffinMonday holiday series. An gave us a decadent snickerdoodle muffin recipe to adapt this week. I made it even more decadent by adding cinnamon chips and a gooey glaze. These are the bomb! That’s right, I’m bringing back the phrase “the bomb.”

Just look at them in all of their glazed glory. And that sugary cinnamon coating- drool!

I couldn’t contain myself when they came out of the oven, wafting that enticing cinnamon scent throughout my house. That smell that makes your heart go pitter patter. I gobbled one up as soon as I removed them from the muffin tin. Gulp. Gone!

Cinnamon is the star of the show in this muffin, and I took cinnamon to a new heights by adding gobs of cinnamon chips to the batter. You get double the cinnamon, and who doesn’t love that?

These muffins are one of the lightest muffins I have ever made. They’re like fluffy cinnamon pillows that melt in your mouth.

Wipe the drool from the corner of your mouth.


Glazed Snickerdoodle Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Total Time: 37 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 22 minutes



  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room-temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cream of tarter
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 and 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 1 and 1/4 cups cinnamon chips
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 muffin tins.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter and 1 cup of sugar. Cream for 3-5 minutes or until fluffy and pale in color. Add the vanilla. Add the eggs one a time, mixing after each addition.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, and nutmeg.
  4. Add the flour mixture and sour cream alternately to the butter mixture, starting and ending with the flour. Scrape down the bowl as needed. Fold in the cinnamon chips.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon.
  6. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and roll around to coat completely, making sure not to press your fingers into the batter while you roll. Place the coated muffins into the prepared tins.
  7. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pans for 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth.
  9. Drizzle the glaze over the warm muffins with a spoon or a fork.
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27 Responses to “Glazed Snickerdoodle Muffins”

  1. #
    Baker Street — December 3, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Gorgeous clicks, Jennie! Love the glaze dripping down the sides. Watson is soooo adorable!


  2. #
    Lyn @LovelyPantry — December 3, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Ha! Your cat is adorable and apparently very entertaining :-) Good for you to have your home fully decorated! I’m just about to get on that. LOL! And yes! Don’t you love how light and moist these muffins are! Your muffins are gorgeous and the glaze…*licking lips*


  3. #
    Stacy — December 3, 2012 at 4:52 am

    You did have me drooling over the muffins with glaze but I laughed out loud at Watson galloping around like a drunken race horse. That can’t be pretty. But these muffins: beautimus!


  4. #
    movita beaucoup — December 3, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Cinnamon pillows?! Yes, please.

    Also, we have three Watsons here. So, Christmas is… interesting.


  5. #
    [email protected] — December 3, 2012 at 8:57 am

    These are pretty much amazing, Jennie! Love the idea of a snickerdoodle in muffin form!


  6. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — December 3, 2012 at 10:35 am

    3 things:
    1)Umm I love that you have a kitchen tree. That sounds like the best idea ever.
    2)Your cat is hilarious.
    3)These muffins look so cinnamon-y and yummy!!!!


  7. #
    Jenn and Seth — December 3, 2012 at 11:01 am

    i love your cat!! and these muffins, oh my god these muffins! they look soooo amazing!


  8. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — December 3, 2012 at 11:07 am

    OMG! I am pretty sure I have never seen more gorgeous muffin in my life! And the glaze – wowza! Well, I’ll take a dozen :)


  9. #
    Julia Marks — December 3, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I just want to thank you. Every week I bring my daughter (who lives in the next state over) some muffins (or a loaf). (She prefers muffins.) So I was just sitting her wondering what to make next. She’s had recently pumpkin chocolate chip, orange strawberry, and a spice muffin. I wanted something different. And here it is. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.


  10. #
    [email protected] & Trinkets — December 3, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I’ll take the fluffball. Or we could switch. Mine keeps attacking the garland.

    And double the cinnamon is never a bad idea. Ever. In fact, I think it’s the best idea in the history of ideas. These gorgeous muffins are going on my to-bake list RIGHT NOW.


  11. #
    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — December 3, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Lol you can keep the cat for Christmas, Jennie ;) These muffins look so beautiful and I can totally tell that they’re super light and fluffy from the one with the giant bite taken out of it! I love snickerdoodles – I first had a snickerdoodle cookie a few years ago and fell in love. I can’t wait to try this recipe.


  12. #
    Betsy Muse — December 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Those look simply amazing. They go on my “to do” list.


  13. #
    Stay-At-Home-Chef — December 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Great photos – love the lighting! It’s funny because I just bought a bag of cinnamon chips and was wondering what to bake with them. Now I know…THESE MUFFINS! Yum :)


  14. #
    Ashley — December 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I love love love cinnamon chips. These muffins look delicious!


  15. #
    CCU — December 3, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Mmmm I imagine waking up on Christmas morning to these muffins :)

    Choc Chip Uru


  16. #
    sara — December 3, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    These muffins look wonderful – so delicious! :) A great way to wake up in the morning!


  17. #
    Laura Dembowski — December 3, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Good luck with your paper! Your cat is sooooo adorable :). These muffins loik fantastic! I love snickerdoodles and am posting some killer snickerdoodle cupcakes on my blog tomorrow, so snickerdoodle muffins are bound to be in my future.


  18. #
    what katie's baking — December 3, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    oh my gosh, jennie, you just got me so excited for Christmas!! and your kitty Watson is precious.
    these muffins look AWESOME!


  19. #
    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — December 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I am on board with anything involving glaze. These look so yummy!


  20. #
    Carla — December 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Mmmm love these glazed muffins! Murray doesn’t mess much with the tree now. I really miss that, so maybe I will borrow Watson…


  21. #
    shannon — December 6, 2012 at 7:55 am

    In my family, snickerdoodle cookies are like, HOLY. Because we all love them, and we love them so much that we almost can’t make the cookies, because it’s unnerving how fast they dissapear.
    I fear these muffins will be the same. That’s not going to stop me from making them, though. I’m going to alert the family that these may be waiting for them upon arrival in a few weeks.


  22. #
    Meghan — December 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Swooning over all the cinnamon goodness & the glaze! They look awesome!


  23. #
    ChareB — December 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    These muffins look simply sinful! I’ve always loved snickerdoodle cookies and never thought to make them into a muffin. Thank you for the great idea!


    • Jennie replied December 22nd, 2012 at 8:51 am

      These are by far one of my favorite muffins. Thanks, ChareB!


  24. #
    Kelly H. — February 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Cinnamon chips are hard to find here. Should I just put chocolate chips in their place or leave the chips out? Is there something else I should substitute like nuts or dried fruit? Come to think of it though, the chocolate might be good with the cinnamon . . . :)


    • Jennie replied February 20th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Hi, Kelly. I bet mini chocolate chips would be a great substitute. Chocolate and cinnamon go well together. If you dont want to use chocolate chips, you could add toasted pecans to the batter or 1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon (or both). Happy baking and thanks for visiting!


      • Kelly H. replied February 21st, 2013 at 8:58 am

        Ooh!! I hadn’t thought of toasted pecans! Those would be delicious too. We always put pecans in our chocolate chip cookies and brownies. We’re just a bunch of pecan lovers. :)

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