Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Not to make my snicker doodle cupcakes feel bad about their place in the culinary world or any such thing, but today I had really, really wanted to post my insanely delicious recipe for lobster bisque.  If only I could find the recipe.  Seriously, if you all saw how crazy I ran this blog you’d wonder how anything gets done.  A recipe stashed here, one written down over there (on the back of my child’s homework notebook no less)… my organization skills need some genuine guidance if any ever did.

So in the interim of searching, I’m putting up a filler (and a pretty tasty one at that) to cover for my lack in management prowess.  Feel free to oogle over these fantabulous cupcakes and pay no attention to the crazy lady in the corner rifling salaciously through random paper files in search of her prized seafood soup recipe.

I also need to mention that Sam over at Pacific Foods contacted me yesterday to inform me of two new prizes being offered over at the Pacific Foods Everyday Chef Challenge.  In addition to the first prize Le Creuset cookware, there is now a second and third prize for people’s choice – a $500 gift card to Williams Sonoma for 2nd place and a $250 gift card for 3rd place.  I don’t know about you, but I could do some serious damage with money like that.  So I say let’s ban together and help one of the Mommie Cooks readers win a little dough (no pun intended) in time for Christmas!  If you have entered a recipe into the contest (or plan on entering one), go ahead and leave a link to your edible masterpiece in the comments section below.  I’ll add it to my sidebar along with a vote banner and as a team, we’ll support each other and get it done.  What do you say?  Who’s with me?

Ok, all that rah rahing made me hungry.  Snickerdoodle cupcake anyone?

Cream up a little butter and sugar and then add in an egg, a splash of vanilla, and a scoopful of yogurt.

In a separate bowl stir up a few puffs of flour, some cinnamon, a little ginger, and a few other baking minded accoutrements.  Finish up the batter by mixing the dry into the wet.   Spoon a hearty bit of batter into your muffin tins and cook ’em up.

For frosting I like to stick to a simple butter cream.  They’re easy, they’re tasty, and if you like to pipe, they hold their shape perfectly.

Grab up the basics; butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and cream (you can sub milk, I just had cream on hand so that’s what I used).  Add a little cocoa powder and cinnamon and let it swirl.

Frost the cooled cupcakes and ready yourself to dive into pure cinnamon sugar (and chocolate) nirvana.

What is it they always say?  Life’s short, eat dessert first?  Lobster bisque will just have to wait.

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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Yield: Makes about 18 Cupcakes

Total Time: 45 min


For the Cupcakes:

2 Sticks Butter
1 Cup White sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Plain Yogurt
2 Cups Flour
3 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Ginger
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt

For the Frosting:

6 Tbsp Butter
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Tbsp Heavy Cream (Can sub milk)
1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon


For the Cupcakes:

Cream together the butter and the two sugars.

Add in the eggs, vanilla, and yogurt.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, and salt.

Add the dry to the wet and combine.

Pour into prepared cupcake tins and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

For the Frosting:

Cream together the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and cream.

Beat in the cocoa powder and cinnamon.

If necessary, adjust the consistency of the frosting by adding a bit more powdered sugar if too wet or a few drops more cream (or milk) if too dry.

Spread over cooled cupcakes and enjoy.

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22 Responses to “Snickerdoodle Cupcakes”

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    Jenna — November 4, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    Though the lobster bisque sounds divine, these cupcakes are certainly no runner-ups!

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    sue — November 4, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    those look great, I sort of want to eat the icing with a spoon, it sounds so good.

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    Rita — November 5, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    What a fun read; I can almost see you running around with a handful of recipe; this looks wonderful.
    Hope you find that lobter bisque recipe; would love to try it.

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    anne Alesauskas — November 5, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    oh yum, i love anything snickerdoodle!!! anne

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    Sophie — November 5, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

    MMMMM,…Your rich cupcakes with that tasty frosting look so adorable, pretty & fabulous even!

    I can’t wait to try them! thanks! 😉

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    Sophie — November 5, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

    MMMMM,…Your rich cupcakes with that tasty frosting look so adorable, pretty & fabulous even!
    I can’t wait to try them! thanks!

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    grace — November 6, 2011 @ 4:07 am

    …and i swoon. i haven’t tried these with chocolate frosting–fabulous idea!

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    Monet — November 6, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    I’m all about cinnamon flavored treats! Thank you for sharing another batch of sweetness with me. I hope you are having a restful and happy Sunday! I’m going to share one of my favorite holiday recipes…my chocolate breakfast rolls. Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.

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    Beth — November 6, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    Your cupcakes look amazing, and they’re a great consolation prize. But I share your frustration. Is there anything worse than losing a recipe you love?

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    Tessa — November 6, 2011 @ 7:42 pm

    Not to disagree, but I think these seem WAY better than any lobster bisque!

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    Ameena — November 6, 2011 @ 10:18 pm

    This recipe is far from a filler…that’s for sure! I would take a cupcake over a bisque any day. And these are beautiful too – your piping skills are impressive!

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    HilLesha — November 7, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    Looks yummy!

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    Kristen — November 7, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    I’m going to make these tomorrow – so excited! Did you use light or dark brown sugar?

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    Terri — November 7, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    Just pulled these out of the oven. What an amazingly tender texture. II need to learn my oven a bit better – I pulled them out at 23 minutes and the bottoms were a bit browner than I’d like. Next up…my first time making a buttercream icing.

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    Cookin' Canuck — November 7, 2011 @ 11:12 pm

    Snickerdoodles are some of my favorite cookies, so I can imagine these cupcakes would be fantastic.

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    malia — November 11, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    This look gorgeous Julie! Happy Weekend my Friend!

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    Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} — November 12, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    Can I say I was happy you didn’t find the recipe for the lobster bisque on time. Now I have to try these cupcakes or they will haunt me! We all love snickerdoodles!

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    Reem | Simply Reem — November 15, 2011 @ 12:51 am

    these cupcake looks so so good..
    Snickerdoodles can never go wrong…
    Beautiful pictures…
    I am seriously craving these now.

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    Mari — November 18, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Julie I love this cupcake recipe!! I have to try these!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a wonderful Weekend! I am on FB now. Will go check out your page :)

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    Christina — December 1, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    Just made these for a girls lunch! They are really fabulous! I didn’t have plain yogurt so I ended up using some vanilla Greek style yogurt…mmmm…extra yummy! Only problem is that I ran out of frosting!! Going to have to make more to pipe it on the rest!

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    jessica — December 14, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    I made these at Thanksgiving for the children and I have to say that the cake batter was delicious! It was wonderful. Probably would be good in a bundt pan with a glaze. I wasn’t a big fan of the recommended frosting. Wouldn’t make it again. Would probably put a cream cheese frosting on it. Otherwise, these were great! Thanks for the recipe

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