Cookie Conversion

Of all the homemade cookies out there, I would have to say that the Snickerdoodle is my favorite. Now my mom’s snickerdoodles were just a little different than everyone else’s, for she adds nutmeg to the batter. A secret she would most likely get angry at me telling, but since she is hardly on the computer, I may have escaped a lecture. Anyway, I saw a while back and event called Muffin Monday, which I missed but put muffins on my mind. I created these awhile back but haven’t made them for years. What is so great about them is that they are rolled in cinnamon sugar just like the cookie so the top gets nice an crunchy while the muffin is nice and moist. In fact looking down at it, you would think you were just looking at a Snickerdoodle cookie(see below).

Snickerdoodle Muffins

2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
¾ tsp baking soda
¾ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp cream of tarter
¾ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1 and ¼ cup sour cream
2 and ¼ cups all purpose flour

1 cup sugar and 2 TBSP cinnamon mixed together for rolling

1.Cream the butter and sugar until soft about 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the vanilla. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix until each is incorporated.
2.In a separate, mix together the flour, nutmeg,baking soda, and baking powder and cream of tarter.
3.Add the flour mixture and the sour cream alternately to the egg-butter mixture in the additions. Start with the flour and end with the flour. Scrape the bowl occasionally.
4. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out  muffin batter one at a time and drop into a shallow bowl filled with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll the muffin around in the mixture until it is covered completely in cinnamon sugar.. Place muffin into a greased muffin tin.. Depending on the size of your tins, you should get about 12 to 14 muffins. Bake them for approx. 20-22 minutes in a 350F oven or until they are golden brown.

And yet another reminder that this Saturday March 17th(St. Patty’s Day) all entries for HHDD#10 Cheesecake are due! So get those entries in if you haven’t already done so!!!




  1. i just printed this out cause i defintely am making these lovely and yummy looking muffins…oh! i missed that muffin monday event too…

  2. i am definitely making them right now! sorry about that..:)

  3. Now THERE’S an idea – a muffin/cookie hybrid! Mmmm, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! Love the close-up of the top :D


    Okay its official, I love you, marry me!

    My favorite cookie in muffin form. Holy moly.

  5. I’ll take 3 dozen :) Those look fantastic!

  6. A muffadoodle? very clever!

  7. I’ve yet to try Snickerdoodle Cookies let alone the muffins but my husband loves them so I might give either/or a go this weekend…

  8. Excellent! I’m all about the crunchy topped muffins!

  9. Oh yum! These are definitely going into my muffin collection and marked to be made right away. I so love snickerdoodles as cookies and I will surely love them even more in muffin form!

  10. I love snickerdoodles, Peabody!! I’ll bake these muffins soon!

  11. They do look like the cookie from above! hehe Snickdoodles are one of my favorites too. =)

  12. Snickerdoodles are about my favorite cookie as well. I rank them right up there with shortbread. I never thought of trying them in a muffin. This recipe looks soooo good. I am going to have to try it!

  13. I love this “kicked-up” version of snickerdoodles. Snickerdoodles are a hit regardless of party crowd – everyone loves them – me included. Thanks!

  14. Maybe Mom won’t find out. I know the feeling of not being able to keep up with my kids on the computer~ I’m sure they got some over on me as well.
    These are an absolute Must Do!

  15. these look delicious! what temperature do you bake them at?
    thanks for all the wonderful recipes and pictures!

  16. You know I never used to like nutmeg but I seem to be acquiring a taste for it! Must try these …

  17. Ok – can I get away with making these for breakfast?? They seem too much like the cookie, but aren’t muffins a breakfast treat? My kids would be in heaven! I’m making these tomorrow… thanks for sharing this recipe!

  18. Your muffins look delicious, but snickerdoodles just aren’t my favourite cookies. They’re too plain, they don’t have chocolate in them, or armagnac and prunes…

  19. My first boyfriend’s mom made great snickerdoodles, but these look even better. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  20. Oh my goodness this is a brilliant and unique muffin idea! I’m definitely making these. Snickerdoodle was the first cookie I learned how to make in home ec. Oh the memories… :)

  21. I just want to bite into these photos, they look so good. I see they made it onto Tastespotting too – go you! :)

  22. Peabody!!! Snickerdoodles are my FAVORITE and are such a great childhood memory. Snickerdoodle muffins just may be the most perfect muffin ever. :)

  23. A snickerdoodle muffin…yes the muffin top does look like a snickerdoodle! I say fantastic.

  24. I’ve never had snickerdoodles but I’m seeing it a lot in other blogs. This muffin looks awesome!

  25. It is amazing how much the top of the muffin looks like a snickerdoodle. I love anything rolled in cinnamon sugar!

  26. My lovely wife just put out a batch of snickerdoodles the other day. (Fabulous!) I’ll be sure to pass this along to her so she can give ‘em a go. They look a-May-Zing

  27. Never had a snickerdoodle before but I already dig the name. Makes me wan to bake both the cookie and the muffin! Yummy pics as always!

  28. Looks so light and fluffay!

  29. I made these over the weekend and they are delicious! This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  30. Peabody – You should absolutely put together your beautiful pictures and recipes and publish a book. You do the most scrumptious, inviting food pictures I have ever seen. I cant wait each day to see what you have put on. Just adore your blog. Sincerely, Sydne

  31. I have never seen anything like this. Snickerdoodles are one of my top 3 homemade cookies. I have not totally perfected my recipe, so I’ve never blogged it. I love these things. Is your snickerdoodle recipe in the archives…I’ll check. If not, please blog it!!

  32. I’ve got a recipe for Snickerdoodles, but have never made them. Your muffinny version looks quite tempting…I’m adding it to my “to try” pile…


  33. Julie- the Snickerdoodles are not in the archives…that is a family recipe that probably wont make an apperance…sorry.

  34. I think that is possibly the loveliest muffin I’ve ever seen! I love snickerdoodles and translating it onto a muffin makes me feel a bit faint!!! :):)

  35. Snickerdoodle Muffins! I am all in for that!

  36. My girlfriend emailed me the receipe then I got on your site. OMG your an angel. My husband will love these and so will my grandchildren. They are there favorite cookie, and when they see then can now make muffins also. To die for. Pic are Great. Thanks for sharing.:)

  37. I understand, but I just had to ask! There are a lot of recipes out there. I just enjoy trying different variations:)

  38. I made them three days ago, and they were a hit. You’ve won a devotee.

  39. My girlfriend made these last weekend and they were amazing!

  40. I made the muffins last weekend and they were awesome. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  41. I just made these tonight – YUM! Thanks for sharing :)

  42. VallartaTiffany says:

    I have a batch in the oven right now! I can’t wait – I made them as minis for a team potluck tomorrow.

  43. Stephanie says:

    mmmmm i couldn’t resist, and i made your snickerdoodle muffins today! the result was delicious, but a little problematic. i was wondering if you could offer some advice. my dough was very very soft, too soft, in fact, to properly roll in the cinnamon sugar and get out in one piece into the muffin tin. but they were ABSOLUTELY delicious. any suggestions on how to make them more doughy? was i supposed to chill them before rolling in the cinnamon sugar?

  44. These are cooling as I type. I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the recipe.

  45. I’ve made these muffins so many times from your wonderful recipe and they’re so popular that I’ve been paid to make them. I feel that you should receive part of the proceeds too. Where should I send your present to?

  46. Pea, these were great. You are such an inspiration! I just wish I knew how to take better pictures and that I had better lighting!!!
    ” i wanna bake just like PEA!”

  47. Pea,

    I made these this morning. I’d talked to my mother about them yesterday evening and, at 2 AM, decided to wake up and bake. Nuerotic, eh?

    Anyway, they are beautiful! They felt slightly crunchy from the sugar and got beautifully golden. They smelled amazing as well. I have a gluten sensitivity so I couldn’t eat any, but I am certain my sister will love me for these!

    I ended up with 2 dozen standard sized muffins. Putting the batter back in the fridge while dozen #1 was baking. That helped making rolling in the cinnamon sugar easier.

  48. I cannot believe I missed this!!! I’ve made Nigella Lawson’s snickerdoodle cookies, and really loved them. ‘Upgrading’ them to muffins would be such a great idea. Thank you soooo much for the recipe, Peabody!!!

  49. Wonderful recipe, I just made a batch of snickerdoodle muffins tonight. They smelled incredible while baking, and they are delicious! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

    Quick Question: After baking the muffins, they looked exactly like snickerdoodle cookies, as in the photo. I let them cool for 5 minutes in the tins, and then once I tried to remove them, the tops of the muffins broke into bits and pieces! They were a mess, but still tasty…My question is: should I put MORE batter in to make the muffins rise higher, past the rim of the muffin tin? Or, should I use less batter?? Any thoughts anyone???

    ….Thanks again!!

  50. I have long eyed the very popular “cinnamon donut” muffin recipe, which is the same recipe minus the nutmeg and cream of tartar. But those two ingredients are going to force me to get out my muffin tins…. My homemade snickerdoodles have always been my sister’s favorite cookie — like your family, I use nutmeg, but I think that is a standard ingredient, not a secret!


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