Snickerdoodle cupcakes make for a great addition to any party. Smoky cinnamon makes them especially good for fall parties and tailgates.
In life, I feel like the simple pleasures are the biggest ones. A brisk autumn night sitting by a fire. Kids gleefully running through a sprinkler. Warm cookies fresh from the oven. I can never resist the urge to take a bite from those soft cookies before they've properly cooled, even at the risk of burning my tongue. The burned tongue is so worth that first bite of a freshly baked cookie.
Cookies can be a simple or complex as you'd like. Classic chocolate chip cookies are a favorite of mine. Simple. But sometimes I like to jazz them up a bit maybe with bacon and a maple glaze or perhaps by using brown butter and coconut. Snickerdoodle cookies are another classic and probably my all-time favorite cookie.
Snickerdoodles are cookies that I like un-messed-around-with. Simple, classic. I always feel they need no improvement. Those little cinnamon sugar cookies are perfection. But just because I don't want to change those tempting little cookies doesn't mean I can't translate that flavor into a new form. Cupcake form to be exact.
These Snickerdoodle cupcakes are fluffy cinnamon-kissed delights. Topping them off with a brown sugar cinnamon frosting is the finishing touch that made these cupcakes a favorite of mine, just like the classic cookie.
I definitely couldn't get enough of them, so I'm kind of glad the recipe only makes 12. Perfect for sharing with friends at a tailgating party or when getting together for Sunday football.
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