Eggnog Snickerdoodle Muffins

These Eggnog Snickerdoodle Muffins are a holiday twist on one of my most popular recipes. Snickerdoodle fans will love them.

Eggnog Snickerdoodle Muffins

Long time readers of this blog might recognize these muffins.

These are a take on the once famous Refund Muffins.

Which were really Snickerdoodle muffins.

While many food bloggers have gone on to take my idea for a Snickerdoodle muffin, I don’t think theirs compares.

Mine are special.

Special because they get a cookie top and then have a very light and fluffy muffin base.

They are a comfort food for me which I need right now.

We are waiting on results to see if one of our dogs has oral cancer or not.

Won’t find out until Monday or Tuesday and so I need to stress eat.

Since I was making them I decided to give them a holiday twist…eggnog.

Eggnog Snickerdoodle Muffins

Technically I don’t like eggnog.

To drink.

But I really like it in baked goods.

A lot.

If you are not a big eggnog fan you can still eat these.

They do not have an over the top eggnog flavor.

If you do want more eggnog flavor I suggest adding a few drops of eggnog flavoring to the batter.

For my Eggnog Snickerdoodle Muffins you see them lined.

But I actually prefer them not in a cupcake liner.

I find it makes the outside more crunchy.

It’s all preference at this point.

If you need me I’ll be stress eating all weekend.

P.S. It’s a great day to buy my cookbook Holy Sweet!

Eggnog Snickerdoodle Muffins

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Eggnog Snickerdoodle Muffins


  • 2 (8 ounces) sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 2 and ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar and 2 TBSP cinnamon mixed together for rolling


  1. Cream the butter and sugar until soft about 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the vanilla.
  3. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix until each is incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and baking powder and cream of tartar.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the sour cream and eggnog.
  6. Add the flour mixture and the sour cream/eggnog mixture alternately to the egg-butter mixture in the additions, starting with the flour and ending with the flour.
  7. Scrape the bowl occasionally.
  8. Let batter sit in fridge for 30 minutes covered in plastic wrap, this will help it to roll in cinnamon sugar easier.
  9. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out muffin batter one at a time and drop into a shallow bowl filled with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  10. Roll the muffin around in the mixture until it is covered completely in cinnamon sugar.
  11. Place muffin into a greased muffin tin.
  12. Depending on the size of your tins, you should get about 14 muffins.
  13. Bake them for approx. 20-22 minutes in a 350F oven or until they are golden brown.

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