My sister’s and I took a holiday baking class last week.

I ate a lot of sweets. But that’s beside the point.

About 15 of us were together (not all my sisters, clearly) in one class armed with an instructor, a very nice large kitchen and a whole lot of vanilla. Three hours later, we all came home with a to go box full of goodies and 7 new recipes. Not bad for 25 bucks. (I highly recommend you take a cooking class here or find one in your community. They are fun! Ours was at a local community college.)

I wanted to share the recipe my sister Lindsay and I attempted to make. We had a few issues with the baking process. (Didn’t bake long enough at first.)  But when they were finished, we had one batch of seriously good muffins. Our instructor said they would taste even better the next day.

True. So true. Enjoy!

Snicker Doodle Muffins

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspons cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 package cinnamon chips (found in the chocolate chip aisle)


  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon

How to make:

Use the creaming method – mix the dry ingredient together and set aside. ream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, add the eggs and scrape the bowl down. Add sour cream and vanilla and scrape the bowl again and mix thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients and the cinnamon chips.

Place into prepared pans (we used muffin tins) and top with cinnamon and sugar. Bake until done in a 350 degree oven. This was the tricky part. You need to watch your muffins – it will likely take at least 20 minutes. Place a toothpick in the center to find out if they are done. If the toothpick is clear, they are done.


Leslie Means

Leslie is the founder and owner of Her View From She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well. She is married to a very patient man. Together they have three fantastic kids.  When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.