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snickerdoodle cookie cupcakes~robynne

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Robynne Glenn
Lake Arrowhead, CA

Sugar and Spice and Everything you ever wanted in a cupcake + a little more. I never thought I would hear the words "Mom, I love these more than your Snickerdoodle Muffins!" If you are a Snickerdoodle fan, be sure to give these a try. Disclaimer: I have always used recipes as a guide and use my instincts and experience to alter or omit ingredients as I cook. Therefore, it has always been a challenge when sharing recipes with others. I doubt I make dishes the same way twice. So, I advise you to use my recipes the same way. Trust your experience and adjust to your personal taste~Robynne

(1 rating)
yield 24 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For snickerdoodle cookie cupcakes~robynne

  • 8-10
    snickerdoodle cookies, crushed and made into crumbs
  • 1/2-3/4 stick
    melted butter
  • i always have extra cookies and butter on hand, if needed.
  • 1 box
    butter cake mix
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    half & half
  • 1 tsp
    clear vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    butter flavoring
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom to taste **cardamom is very strong, so be careful*
  • cookie piece and fresh nutmeg (optional)

How To Make snickerdoodle cookie cupcakes~robynne

  • 1
    CRUST Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Mix cookie crumbs with melted butter and mix together thoroughly, either using a food processor or crush with mallet in large ziplock bag. The mixture should stick when you pinch the crumbs but still stay light a fluffy when broken apart. Place one tablespoon of cookie crumbs in each cupcake liner and press down, forming a compact crust. Bake for 4-6 minutes until the crust turns a slight golden brown.
  • 2
    CAKE Prepare cake mix as directed. Fill cupcakes liners 3/4 full with cake batter, on top of the crust. Bake as directed. Cool completely.
  • 3
    FROSTING Add all of the frosting ingredients to a large bowl and mix until fluffy. I recommend you adding the spices a little at a time, to achieve your desired flavor preference.
  • 4
    GARNISH (optional) I sprinkled some cinnamon sugar, fresh grated nutmeg, and topped with a piece of Snickerdoodle Cookie. Enjoy!