Snickerdoodle Muffins with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting for #MuffinMonday

Dec 3, 2012 by

I don’t get many requests from my husband like this, but he asked if he could take some muffins to work to share with his colleagues. He is well aware of my #MuffinMonday fix, and knows that unless the week is lost due to an extremely hectic schedule, muffins shall be made! He and his co-workers work really hard, and for long hours on rotating shifts. It’s very hard on their bodies and affects their sleep pattern. I was more than happy to send this weeks #MuffinMonday goodies for a break time treat! It’s the least I could do for such hard-working guys :-)

Today’s #MondayMuffin recipe is adapted from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. This is my first time making snickerdoodle anything. The ingredients looked great but rolling the batter in cinnamon sugar seemed hilarious to me. Couldn’t wait to give it a try! I didn’t make too many changes as I really wanted to keep it simple. I did however, add a topping that somehow just went so well with these muffins. I also believe that this topping made this muffin “a cupcake in disguise”. This has got to be one of the best muffins I’ve tried. (Do I say that every #MuffinMonday?) Seriously, this muffin is moist, delicate, and needed more frosting! I purposely made a small amount of frosting to adorn these muffins. It’s all about control, especially during the holiday season!

Snickerdoodle Muffins with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting


Snickerdoodle Muffins with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting for #MuffinMonday

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Using standard sized paper liners, this recipe yields 21 muffins


  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 3/4 Tsp Allspice
  • 1 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour, Unbleached
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • For rolling (see steps 4 & 9):
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon Powder
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 Package Cream Cheese (4 oz), softened
  • 2 Tbsp Confectioners Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line 2 muffin trays with 21 paper liners (or grease the muffin cups)
  3. In a medium bowl, sift all purpose and whole wheat pastry flours along with allspice, baking soda, baking powder, and cream of tartar. Set aside
  4. In a shallow bowl, add 1/2 Cup Sugar and 1 Tbsp cinnamon. Combine and set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until well combined.
  6. Add vanilla, mix to combine
  7. Add one egg at a time, mixing after each addition until fully incorporated
  8. Add the flour mixture and the sour cream to the wet ingredients. Combine well, scraping the batter from the sides with a spatula into the mixture when needed
  9. Using an ice-cream scoop, add batter into the cinnamon sugar mix and roll until completely covered
  10. Place covered batter into each paper liner
  11. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  12. For the frosting: Place chocolate and cream in a bowl and warm on 30 second intervals. I did this 3 times, stirring every 30 seconds until fully melted and smooth. In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add the chocolate mixture. Transfer into a smaller bowl. This yields about 1/2 Cup of frosting
  13. When the muffins are cool, add about a tablespoon on frosting and spread in a circular manner, just to cover the top


Wonderful smell, very delicate texture!


Snickerdoodle Muffins


Very visually appealing. The tops really do look like cookies! Or do I just have cookies on my mind…

I realized after I put these muffins in the oven that I used pretty pink muffin liners for my husband and his co-workers. Hopefully it will make them smile, before and after the first bite.


Snickerdoodle Muffins


The white chocolate cream cheese frosting was just an experiment and I’m glad it worked out. I’m sure semi-sweet would work just as well. I’m tempted to try it with dark chocolate.


Snickerdoodle Muffins with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting


A very moist muffin. Not too sweet. Seriously addictive.


Snickerdoodle Muffins with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting


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  1. Love that white chocolate cream cheese frosting! Delicious! The rolling around seemed like too much of a faff for me so I just sprinkled the cinnamon sugar on the top. Well done for following instructions! I am sure your husband’s coworkers were extremely appreciative.
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  2. Greg Jackson

    These were fantastic!

    A great way to start the shift. Thanks from all of us in the OCC!

  3. You know what’s funny?! I was just thinking that there needs to be more cream cheese for these holiday muffin mondays! Last year it seemed like everyone was always adding cream cheese to everything! Well done – they look great. I’m sure your hubby and his colleagues enjoyed these muffins (pink wrappers and all!)
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  4. I’m not much into muffins generally. But if they tasted like snickerdoodles, I’d probably be won over. Speaking of snickerdoodles, my boss made pumpkin snickerdoodles recently, and they were really good.
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  5. Oooh, snickerdoodle in cupcake form! What a beauty! And the white chocolate frosting puts them pretty high on my to-bake list. :)
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  6. I’m a complete novice and have no idea what “snickerdoodle” is or means, but these muffins have made it to my must make list … as a muffin lover myself!!
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    • A Snickerdoodle is a cookie rolled in cinnamon and sugar! Never had one but if its based on this muffin? Its probably pretty awesome :-)

  7. These are gorgeous. There is nothing like a warm, yummy muffin in the morning. This is a breakfast I can sink my teeth into.
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  8. This recipe actually bowls me over it looks too good :)

    Choc Chip Uru
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  9. ONE word: “Delicious!” Looks amazing Lyn, and I love your images..yummy!
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  10. Liz

    Amazing muffins! I think a lot of that frosting would take a detour into my mouth :)

  11. Audra Sheehan

    I am going to try the recipe, but I have one issue. In the ingredients you don’t list ANY sour cream, but in the instructions, you say to add the flour and sour cream to the wet ingredients. How much sour cream do I need? These look so good, and healthy enough for my son to eat for breakfast during the week.

    • Hi Audra! Thank you for showing me that little error I made. I’ve corrected it! These muffins are delicious and kid-friendly. I hope you get to make it soon :-) I appreciate your visit and your comment!

  12. can I use all purpose flour? I don’t have whole wheat flour.