Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Most weekend days it takes me like a minute to pick something out to wear.

Weekdays it takes like 20 seconds.

Yesterday was different.

I stared at the clothes in my closet for a full five minutes and just didn’t find anything I really wanted to wear.

I didn’t feel like wearing a dress, which is my go-to weekend outfit. Mostly because wearing a dress during the week is just not gonna happen when you’re  a SAHM.

I didn’t feel like wearing my SAHM uniform either.

And although I love my T.A.R.D.I.S. and Éowyn costumes, they aren’t really meant for going to the Farmer’s Market and watching a football game at my sister’s house. (Congrats to the 49ers and Ravens!)

Think I need to save money and pick up some new clothes later.

Blergh. I know I’m being super complainy. I apologize. Here’s some cupcakes. They’re really good. Promise.

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes


  • Cupcakes
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Frosting
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 (8oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Topping
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


    For the cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 350? F.
  2. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream butter and sugar together for about 2 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Add egg mixture to butter mixture. Beat until combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
  5. Pour into lined cupcake tins and fill about ? of the way full. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool cupcakes completely before frosting.
  7. For the frosting:
  8. Cream butter and cream cheese for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Add powdered sugar a little at a time while mixing with a hand mixer. Once all sugar is incorporated, beat for 1-2 minutes more.
  10. Add vanilla and milk. Beat for another minute.
  11. For the topping:
  12. In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon for topping. Sprinkle evenly over frosting.

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