Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
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I decided on the name “snickerdoodle” because I thought it sounded so fun. Snickerdoodle is a good, rustic cookie flavored with cinnamon. My cupcakes have the same flavor but with icing on top. These cupcakes go well with any occasion—especially the Christmas season. Copyright Roy Fares and Skyhorse Publishing
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
  • 1¼ cups (180 g) all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cups (180 g) sugar
  • 1½ tsp (7 g) baking powder
  • 1½ tsp (3 g) ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp (1 g) ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp (3 g) salt
  • ½ cup + 1 tsp (120 g) room temperature unsalted butter
  • ½ cup (100 g) sour cream
  • 2 (110 g) eggs, room temperature
  • ½ tsp (1½ g) vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (60 g) room temperature unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup (200 g) cream cheese
  • 2½ cups (360 g) powdered sugar
  • ½ tbsp (5 g) vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp (2 g) ground cinnamon
  • Sugar and ground cinnamon for sprinkling
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (170 degrees Celsius), convection function.
  3. Place the cupcake wrappers in a cupcake pan or use two wrappers at a time on a regular sheet.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients in a stand mixer using the beater blade attachment, or use an electric beater and bowl.
  5. Add the butter and mix for a minute.
  6. Stir in the sour cream, vanilla extract, and eggs and work together to make a smooth and fine batter.
  7. Fill the wrappers just about three-quarters with the batter and bake in the middle of the oven for about 18 minutes.
  8. Use a toothpick to test that the cupcakes are baked through.
  9. Let cool completely.
  11. Whisk together the butter and cream cheese with electric mixer in a bowl, scraping the sides with a spatula in between.
  12. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon and whisk for a minute on low speed. Then whisk again at maximum speed until the frosting feels nice and solid.
  13. Pipe frosting on each cupcake and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over them.
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