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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes- – – Soft cinnamon cupcakes topped with a creamy cinnamon buttercream frosting and crunchy cinnamon-sugar mixture. AKA: The classic snickerdoodle cookie taste combination 😉

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes | Big Green House #snickerdoodle #cupcake #cinnamon #sugar #dessert

I have to apologize for these photos. The sun has not been showing it’s shining face in my neighborhood for the last 3 days. Therefore, these aren’t has bright as I would like them. When my natural light is limited, things don’t always work out...photographically. (is that a word?)

BUT…these cupcakes are amazing, so, no worries there. 👍

Soft cinnamon cupcakes topped with a fluffy cinnamon buttercream frosting. These are then topped with a delightful cinnamon sugar mixture. If you like snickerdoodle cookies, these will fit your bill perfectly!

Here is your ingredients list:

  • Flour
  • Baking powder + salt +ground cinnamon
  • Butter flavored shortening
  • Sugar
  • Egg whites
  • Vanilla
  • Milk

Additional ingredients for frosting: Powdered sugar and butter.

Want to replace the butter flavored shortening with butter or oil? See this link for conversions.

Why do your cupcakes have divots in them? I used parchment paper to line my pan. The divots are from the paper. If you use regular liners, yours will look a little less “divoted”.

What size frosting tip was used in these cupcakes? I like to frost my cupcakes with a 1M tip from Wilton & these silicone pastry bags.

To Make Cinnamon Sugar Mixture for topping: Mix 1/4 cup of sugar with 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon.

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Yield: 12 cupcakes

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes | Big Green House #snickerdoodle #cupcake #cinnamon #sugar #dessert

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes- - - Soft cinnamon cupcakes topped with a creamy cinnamon buttercream frosting and crunchy cinnamon-sugar mixture. AKA: The classic snickerdoodle taste combination 😉 

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 1 cup + 6 TBSP flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • dash of salt 
  • 6 TBSP butter flavored shortening 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tsp vanilla 
  • 1/2 cup + 2 TBSP milk 


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 3 TBSP butter flavored shortening 
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar 
  • Cinnamon sugar mixture, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 count muffin pan or line with parchment or cupcake liners.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat shortening, then, add in sugar and vanilla. Add in egg whites, on at a time. Beating well after each addition. Add in milk and flour mixture, alternating between the two. Beat just until fully combined.
  4. Divide batter evenly into pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and shortening until fluffy. Then, add in ground cinnamon and vanilla. Gradually, add in powdered sugar and beat until fully combined and fluffy.
  2. Frosting on cooled cupcakes, then, top with cinnamon sugar mixture.


  • for cinnamon sugar mixture: Mix 1/4 cup sugar with 1 TBSP ground cinnamon.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 159mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 2gSugar: 56gProtein: 2g

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  1. These cupcakes look delicious. I love that there is cinnamon in the cakes and in the icing too!

  2. Beautiful re-invention of a classic treat!

  3. Looks yummy!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 5. Shared.

  4. I have a friend that is in love with Snickerdoodles. This recipe looks so fun, and I can’t wait to make them for her. Thanks!

    1. Thanks Sarah! Hope she enjoys them 🙂

  5. These cupcakes look so simple & tasty. Would you mind if I shared your post in my Friday Finds Newsletter & corresponding blog post? Everything would link back to you. You can check out a sample on my website to see if we are a good fit. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I can’t wait to try them.

    ps. I found you through the #InspireMeLink

    1. Hi Gina! Yes, you can share them..thanks so much 🙂

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