Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Spice of Life

Snick-er-doo-dle. Snicker-doodle. No matter how you say it, to a person who has never had a snickerdoodle cookies, it just sound down right WEIRD. I admit, I never had a snickerdoodle cookie until last year. I was the one who cringed at the sound of a snickerdoodle cookie.

Why would anyone want to eat a SNICKERDOODLE cookie?

Because it's the favorite cookie of one of your loved ones.

...Oh, wait is that just me?

Ok, no really, you want to eat a snickerdoodle cookie because they're delicious. And what's more delicious than a cookie? A cupcake, of course!

Before you can start daydreaming of cupcakes. I'm sure you're wondering, what the heck is a snickerdoodle?

Snickerdoodle is simply a sugar cookie with a twist. Cinnamon gave the sugar cookie a whole new make over. Instead of frosting a sugar cookie, it is rolled in cinnamon sugar (cinnamon is also incorporated in the cookie dough)

So why such a weird name for a simple delight? No one knows for sure, although it is rumored to have German or Dutch origins. Where ever the name came from it sure is fun to say!

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes Recipe via Stephanie's Kitchen

Listed are the ingredients for cupcakes and the frosting. Cupcakes: 1 1/2 cake flour, 1/2 tbsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tbsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup butter, room temp, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 2/3 cup milk. Frosting: 4 oz cream cheese, room temp; 4 tbsp butter, room temp; 1/4 cup milk; 4 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, halved; 1 tsp vanilla; and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Plus cinnamon sugar to sprinkle on top

In a large bowl mix together flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder.

Then build upper arm strength by creaming the butter and sugar in another bowl. Shout out to everyone with a Kitchen Aid mixer who can do this much easier and faster than I can. Alas, at least it wasn't by hand this time!

Add the eggs and vanilla.

Now slowly incorporate flour and milk. Alternating between flour and milk.
Line a muffin pan with pretty pastels colors, in hopes that Spring will soon arrive.

Fill cupcake liners. Stick in oven and bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes. Frost with cream cream frosting.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream butter and cream cheese. Add half of the sugar, milk, vanilla and cinnamon., mix well. Add the rest of the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Then decorate until your heart's content!

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