Spike Bakes. This yummy snickerdoodle recipe was a favorite among my friends. They had all liked the cinnamon-y goodness that exists in this snickerdoodle.
I had made some changes to the recipe itself. I added one more teaspoon of cinnamon, added 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract [I used imitation since I'm a college student and that's basically all I had on hand.] I bake these for 11 minutes instead of the 12 suggested in the book. I also sprinkled some extra cinnamon sugar on top of the cookies.
Being me, I could not just stop at just making these cookies regular cookies. I decided for the 24-hour service-a-thon to make some cupcakes to go along with it. It's just a regular cinnamon cupcake with a honey-cinnamon frosting. On top, I garnished with part of the cookie.
Recipe for the cupcake:
[taken from here]
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup whole milk [instead I used 1/2 cup of soy milk]
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temp.
2 large eggs
3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar [I had subbed one tbsp of sugar for cinnamon sugar]
1 tsp. grated orange zest [I omitted this]
1/2 tsp vanilla extract [I added 1 tsp of imitation vanilla]
Preheat oven at 350. Line your cupcake pan with paper liners.
Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl.
Stir milk and butter over low heat until butter melts.
Add in sugar and eggs. Mix.
Beat in vanilla.
Add in the flour mixture; beat until just blended.
Divide among the cupcake pan. [I just used 2 tbsp per cupcake]
Bake until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, mine took about 12 minutes.
Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes and transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
Recipe for the honey-cinnamon frosting:
[taken from here]
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar [I used approx 1 1/2 cups]
1 tablespoon honey [I ended up putting 2 tablespoons in]
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon [I added 1/2 teaspoon instead, I like my cinnamon]
[I also added 1 teaspoon of vanilla]
Beat all the ingredients until smooth, 4-5 minutes.
Recipe for the snickerdoodles here! Make sure to check out the rest of the SMS bakers on the blogroll!