Snickerdoodles are soft, slightly chewy cookies with a buttery flavor surrounded by a sweet sugar-cinnamon coating. Thanks to their perfect texture and indulgent ingredients, snickerdoodles can be transformed into a wide variety of different dishes. You can mimic the cookie’s many great qualities in the form of cheesecake, whoopie pies, cake, and bread. We suggest heading to the kitchen immediately to whip up these seven recipes that do snickerdoodles the justice they deserve.
1. Snickerdoodle Bread
This dish perfects classic, sweet snickerdoodle flavors. You’ll love the subtle crunch of the cinnamon-sugar topping and the sensational cinnamon chips scattered throughout this vibrant bread. This recipe even uses sour cream to help imitate the hint of tang that’s typically found in the popular cookie; this also helps create a loaf of bread that’s marvelously moist and fluffy.
You might not be able to keep your hands off this beautifully baked bread. Averie Cooks warns that the “bread freezes well and it makes great gifts, but the heavenly smell that permeates your entire house while it bakes will cause you to devour the first loaf and you’ll be onto the second loaf in no time.”
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2. Snickerdoodle Cheesecake
If you’re in the market for a treat that is light, fluffy, and creamy, this lovely cheesecake is a must. Recipe Girl is even able to make this dessert gluten-free, and explains that “while this is not a low-calorie dessert, devouring a small slice of it will totally satisfy your craving for sugar.” We couldn’t agree more — everything from the crunchy cinnamon topping to the fabulous filling is designed to entice your tastebuds.
The recipe calls for gluten-free shortbread cookies, but you can also substitute it with a different sugar cookie or even animal crackers. With only 25 minutes of prep time and ten fairly common baking ingredients, this dish is as easy to prepare as it is delicious. It has certainly made our must-bake list!
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3. Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies
You can’t go wrong when combining warm pumpkin flavors with the toasty taste of cinnamon. It is, in fact, a recipe for dessert perfection. Curly Girl Kitchen makes a fluffy, creamy filling that’s folded between two crumbly cookies, creating a plate full of sweets “that are a wonderful holiday treat for parties, game nights, or cozy evenings of watching movies and drinking hot apple cider.”
Whoopie pies may seem like an intricate dish to prepare, but this recipe is anything but difficult. Basic ingredients and a beater ensure your cookies come together wonderfully, while a mixer, egg whites, milk, vanilla, powdered sugar, and butter create the rich filling. One thing to keep in mind: The cookie dough must be refrigerated for two hours before you can bake it, so don’t wait until last minute to make these toothsome treats.
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4. Snickerdoodle Cake with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream
Does dessert get any better than a cinnamon vanilla butter cake covered in a thick buttercream frosting? Foodie with Family creates a heavenly, four-layer treat that perfects the cookie’s flavors to a tee. “This is the well-loved snickerdoodle cookie rewritten as a moist cinnamon vanilla butter cake layered and surrounded with a smooth, decadent buttercream laced with sweet ground cinnamon and brown sugar.”
Ready to head to the kitchen? Keep these useful tips in mind when making this dreamy dish: Rotate your pans from front to back and side to side midway through baking; make sure the cakes are completely cooled before cutting them into layers; create even frosting layers before moving on to the next level; and refrigerate for at least an hour before slicing your cake into wedges. Happy baking!
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5. Bakery-Style Snickerdoodle Muffins
This recipe has you go the extra mile and create your own homemade cinnamon chips to include inside these moist muffins. These bakery-style sweets are so delicious that upon making them, Tastes of Lizzy T’s was blown away, saying that “the only way to really know how good they are is to taste them yourself, but if there was one word to describe these muffins it would be: truly amazing. I guess that’s two words, but these muffins deserve two words.”
Cinnamon lovers, be warned. It may be hard for you to stop eating these jumbo-sized, streusel-covered creations. With an unbeatable texture and bursts of zesty flavor, this is the perfect treat for mornings when you’re craving something sweet, and afternoons when you need a warm, sugary pick-me-up.
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6. Brown Butter Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles
These cookies take snickerdoodles to a whole new level. The real surprise comes when you bite into these buttery treats and are welcomed with floods of gooey caramel. Two Peas and Their Pod’s recipe, which was adapted from Ambitious Kitchen, adds another unique element to this recipe, which we are certain your tastebuds will appreciate. “I love salted caramel so I increased the salt in the recipe and added a sprinkle of sea salt to the tops of every cookie. Salted caramel, meet brown butter snickerdoodle-love at first sight!”
This dish calls for caramel squares, and we recommend adding another homemade element by preparing your own. The Kitchn’s easy-to-follow guide will have you whipping up your own in no time, and it’ll be well worth it. Let’s face it: Homemade almost always beats out store-bought products.
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7. Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow
Puppy chow is great for those who like to get creative in the kitchen. It’s a flexible treat that works well with a wide variety of fantastic flavors — including snickerdoodle. Charming on the Cheap sets out to recreate the beloved cookie with this recipe, and “this puppy chow incorporates all that cinnamon-sugary goodness I love.”
If you’re baking on a budget, look no further. There are only four ingredients in this snack, all of which are quite cheap. It may be hard to believe but corn chex, white chocolate chips, powdered sugar, and cinnamon, along with five minutes, are all you need to make Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow.
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