Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

One word: YUM! I made these a over the weekend and they were so delicious!  I modified a recipe from Martha Stewart, which you can find here.   I didn't have cake flour and also didn't need 28. I frosted these cupcakes in cream cheese frosting, because that's my favorite.  Martha did hers in 7-minute frosting.  I would imagine 7-minute frosting would make it taste more like a snickerdoodle, because it's a little bland. However, I kind of hate 7-minute frosting, so I did cream cheese.  So, here's how I did mine:

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
Makes 20 

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp corn starch
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup butter, room temp
1 1/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs, room temp
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 20 muffin cups with liners.  Sift/whisk together all dry ingredients in large bowl.

Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy and light.  Add in eggs one at a time, beating until just combined. Add in vanilla and almond extract. Alternate beating in dry mixture and milk, ending with dry mixture.  

Fill each liner about 3/4 way full.  Bake cupcakes for 16-20 minutes until tooth pick comes out clean.  

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 1/2 sticks butter, room temp
8 oz cream cream cheese, room temp
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Beat butter and cream cheese until fluffy.  Add in vanilla.  Gradually beat in sugar, scraping down the bowl in between.  Add milk, 1 tsp at a time, until desired consistency is reached. 


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  1. Ashley... those look wonderful!!

    I'd totally do the cream cheese frosting too, that's my favorite!

  2. I love cream cheese frosting. Yours turned out so cute!

  3. They look gorgeous, I love all things snickerdoodle so Ill have to try these asap.

  4. om my these look amazing, thanks for sharing

  5. Ashley these sound fantastic. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I can't wait to try them. I just became a follower.

  6. Oh my! Those look delicious. I am not a huge fan of Snickerdoodle cookies in general, but my boyfriend is. I think these would make a great Valentine's Day treat for him. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. They look great! Thanks for linking to TMTT.

  8. They look just beautiful...wonderful job!

    Stay Cozy, Carrie

  9. I'm familiar with Snickerdoodles, so it only stands to reason that the cupcakes would be delish, too, correctamundo? I'm going to try these...thanks!

  10. Hmm... I have some cream cheese frosting sitting in my fridge at this very moment! Thanks for the idea :).

  11. Yum! Snickerdoodles are a big hit in our house. Would love for you to link up to Cupcake Tuesday either this week or next.

  12. Oh yummmmmm. Those sound divine!

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