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 

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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

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

Directions:
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. 
 

Enjoy!!!!!


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Have a great day!!

14 comments:

  1. Ashley... those look wonderful!!

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

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

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

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  4. om my these look amazing, thanks for sharing

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

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  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!

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

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

    Stay Cozy, Carrie

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  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!

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

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  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.
    ~Liz

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  12. Oh yummmmmm. Those sound divine!

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