Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodle Muffins
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
A flashback to my childhood, these Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodle Muffins were a staple in my lunchbox and a favorite of mine and my brothers.
A few months ago, Hamilton Beach reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing their 6 Speed Stand Mixer and offering a giveaway to my readers. (Uh, hello!) Of course I would be! I immediately thought it would be fun to do a recipe from that I remember from my childhood and offering the giveaway just in time for Mothers Day was a no brainer! What better way to do a childhood favorite and Mothers Day giveaway than to include my own Mountain Mama.
I asked my mom to be part of this post and invited her over for an afternoon of muffin making and doing motherly things. We’d been brainstorming for weeks about recipe ideas and ultimately settled on these snickerdoodle muffins. We both have fond memories of these. Mine in my lunch box and her most likely with a cup of hot tea after she’d put me and my brothers to bed. Don’t let the simplicity of these muffins fool you- it’s precisely that, that makes them so satisfying. You can’t go wrong with cinnamon and chocolate. Just saying. Plus their a breeze to make and freeze beautifully. Win, win.
We’d made plans to get together yesterday to bake these and give the new mixer a whirl since the last week was uber busy for us both and yesterday was literally the last day we’d be able to pull this post together since I wanted to do the giveaway today. For the record, I don’t get leaving things to the last minute from my mom. She is WAY more organized than I am and procrastinate is not in her repertoire. I did get my full head of hair and love of reading from her so it’s all good!
But you know what? We didn’t end up getting together because like I said before, my mom has a lot on her plate. So apologetic, she called last minute and asked if we could do this baking day another time because she wanted to go visit with a friend of hers who has recently been diagnosed with Cancer (again). Of course I told her to go. I’d be more than ok on my own. But you know what? She didn’t get to go sit with her friend after all because my almost 90 year old grandma slipped and fell coming home from church yesterday morning and broke her wrist and a few bones in her face. My mom had to rush to the hospital to navigate the doctors and her care. It was an unplanned very long day and one I’m sure she’d rather have spent baking muffins.
My mom wears a lot of hats. Mom, daughter, friend, grandma, wife. In a split moment she switches hats and goes to where she’s needed most. And she does it with so much grace. She is a giver through and through. I decided to go ahead and make the muffins without her. Not only did I have a very willing helper to step and take her place but I also wanted to take her a sweet treat to enjoy after her long day- nothing like eating your emotions, am I right? Ahem.
ps- granny is going to be just fine and my mom was able to carve out time to go sit with her friend this week. I made an extra big bag of muffins so she could take a few to share with my grandma as she too has a sweet tooth- I guess that’s where my mom and I get it!
Alrighty, enough of the heavy stuff, let’s give a mixer away! All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me your favorite thing to bake that reminds you of your childhood. Giveaway runs until midnight MST on Saturday, May 10th. I’ll announce the winner on Sunday the 11th (Mother’s Day)!!!!! Good luck!Print
Chocolate chip snickerdoodle muffins are great anytime- breakfast, brunch or an after school snack!
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- Line 2 standard 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine brown sugar and oil. Mix until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix thoroughly. Add vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients, alternating with buttermilk, and mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide batter into the pans to make 24 muffins.
- In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Sprinkle a scant teaspoon over each muffin.
- Bake muffins in preheated oven for 18-22 minutes until puffy, golden and cooked through. Remove from oven and cool completely.