Maple Glazed Snickerdoodle Muffins

Snickerdoodle muffins drizzled with a maple glaze. The sour cream in these muffins makes them super soft and fluffy! The cinnamon chips also add the perfect touch. My kids lit up when they saw these!

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I love sending the kids off in the morning with full bellies, and freshly made muffins are always a huge hit! These are full of flavor with tons of cinnamon and a hit of sweet. The maple glaze send them over the top!

You can make them them the night before, or in the morning. My kids are always more easy to wake up when they know they’ll have something delicious to start off the day. :)

Looking for a yummy snack/treat to make for your kids on the first day of school? They will love these anytime of the day!

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Maple Glazed Snickerdoodle Muffins

Snickerdoodle Muffins drizzled with a maple glaze

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 17-20 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 TB cinnamon
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips

Maple Glaze

  • 3 TB salted butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1/2 TB 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1-2 TB water, if needed

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1-1/2 TB cinnamon and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 muffin pans or line with paper baking cups.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter, 1 cup of sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Cream for 3-5 minutes or until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each one. Mix in sour cream and stir just until combined.
  4. Add one tablespoon from the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, and nutmeg.
  6. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Scrape down the bowl as needed. Fold in the cinnamon chips.
  7. Place batter in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes.
  8. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and roll around to coat completely, making sure not to press your fingers into the batter while you roll. Place the coated muffins into the prepared tins.
  9. Bake for 17-20 minutes (17 with no liners, 20 with liners), or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pans for 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the glaze:

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in maple syrup. Add powdered sugar and vanilla - it will be thick and sticky. Add water until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the warm muffins with a spoon or a fork.
  3. Enjoy!

 

The dough is a little thicker than your normal muffin batter and is somewhat like cookie dough. Definitely just as yummy. ;)

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After they are baked, you can add the maple glaze or enjoy them plain! We love them both ways!

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Looking for more easy, delicious muffin recipes? You’ll love these, too:

 

Pencil jar teacher gift idea with free printable

Pencil jar teacher gift idea with free printable – what teacher wouldn’t love a freshly sharpened bouquet of pencils on the first day of school?

With just a couple more weeks of summer, I’m starting to finally think about back to school. It’s been such a fun summer but I’m ready for school to start and I think my kids are, too.

Whenever I’m trying to come up with post ideas, I try to think of cute, easy and inexpensive ideas. Because let’s be honest… who has the time these days?! Well, this teacher gift idea is just that. I’m always looking for a little something to bring for the teachers on back-to-school night. I remember last year the teacher asking if parents could help sharpen pencils, so I knew they must have a need. Then I spotted these ADORABLE jars in the dollar spot at Target and knew with a cute tag and some twine they would make the perfect teacher gift!

Pencil jar teacher gift idea with free printable -so cute and EASY!

These teacher gifts were so simple to put together and I had my kids do all the hard work (aka sharpen the pencils). They actually loved sharpening the pencils, especially with the electric sharpener.

Pencil jar teacher gift idea with free printable -so cute and EASY!

Supplies needed:

  • Glass jar with lid removed
  • 2 dozen sharpened pencils
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch (I love my small one)
  • Free printable download HERE

Instructions:

Download the printable to your computer. Print out on cardstock paper with a colored printer. You can take the file to a copy store if you’d like as well.

Cut around the pencil outline with scissors. Add a hole punch to the top corner and then tie the tag around the jar with twine. Fill jar with sharpened pencils.

Pencil jar teacher gift idea with free printable -so cute and EASY!

You could also attach the tags with tape to a bag and fill it with pencils, candy or a gift card. Use these however you’d like. :)

Pencil jar teacher gift idea with free printable -so cute and EASY!

Hope you enjoy these free printables! Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

Looking for more teacher gift ideas? You’ll love these too:

Link Party Palooza #104

Welcome back to the Link Party Palooza! I hope you all had a wonderful week! I can’t wait to see your ideas and feature YOU! Check back next Friday night to see if you were featured!Link Party Palooza Header

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Bev from Flamingo Toes has outdone herself with these Kate Spade Inspired Key Fobs! I want all of them! They would make such amazing gifts for friends.

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This Easy Watermelon Gazpacho from Pancake Warriors would make a delicious light summer meal, especially if you have a garden full of fresh vegetables.

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 Here are some favorites from I Heart Naptime this week:

Chocolate Strawberry Dessert Kabobs

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Fig and Brie Appetizers

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S’mores Mason Jar Gift

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Kids’ Surprise Birthday Breakfast

Hello, I Heart Naptime readers! We are Alicia and Betsey with Happy Wish Company, an online party supply shop. We’re so excited to share with you today some fun ways to surprise your child on their birthday morning.
We are all about creating traditions for our children, and birthdays are the perfect opportunity to start! We love the idea of throwing a kids’ surprise birthday breakfast as a way to kick-off your birthday boy or girl’s special day! Kids of all ages will be excited to wake up to a bright, colorful celebration.
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It’s smart to invest in some quality birthday decorations that can be used and reused, year after year, with every child in your family. Here you’ll see we found an adorable, fabric “Happy Birthday” pennant banner, a fabric birthday hat (required breakfast attire!), a set of “Happy Birthday” dishes, and a sweet little chair backer that can be personalized. All of the celebration items coordinate and can be used for both boys and girls.
Kids' Surprise Birthday Breakfast by Happy Wish Company for iheartnaptime.com
Kids' Surprise Birthday Breakfast by Happy Wish Company for iheartnaptime.com
Kids' Surprise Birthday Breakfast by Happy Wish Company for iheartnaptime.com
The chair backer is extra special because has a pocket that you can fill with the birthday child’s favorite treats. Our celebration is for an eight year old, so we filled it with his favorite candy, a gift card and silly string. The neat thing about the chair backer is that even when the kids are older and into their teenage years, they’ll still wake up on their birthday morning and get excited about the fun treats waiting for them!
Kids' Surprise Birthday Breakfast by Happy Wish Company for iheartnaptime.com
Kids' Surprise Birthday Breakfast by Happy Wish Company for iheartnaptime.com
Another must-have element to any surprise birthday breakfast is balloons. They’re so inexpensive and just scream “PARTY!” We used brightly-colored polka dot balloons that coordinate with the colors and dots in the banner. We filled some with helium and tied them to the chairs and others we blew up and floated in the kitchen. We also included a mega, foil number balloon with the birthday boy’s age. This adds so much to the personalization and certainly increases the “special” factor.
Kids' Surprise Birthday Breakfast by Happy Wish Company for iheartnaptime.com
Kids' Surprise Birthday Breakfast by Happy Wish Company for iheartnaptime.com
Last but not least is the birthday breakfast menu. How fun is this donut cake?! Simply stack donuts on a cake plate and stick some candles on the top. We went with sprinkled donuts (of course!) and a number eight sparkler candle for extra pizzazz. If donuts aren’t their favorite, you can also do the same thing with pancakes, waffles or cinnamon rolls. Just don’t forget to add the sprinkles!
Kids' Surprise Birthday Breakfast by Happy Wish Company for iheartnaptime.com
Kids' Surprise Birthday Breakfast by Happy Wish Company for iheartnaptime.com
A few other sweet ideas to celebrate the birthday child include a visit from the balloon fairy where you fill their room up with balloons (helium or regular) while they are sleeping so they wake up in the morning to a fun surprise!
Another neat tradition is to keep track of the funny things your child says and all of their “favorites” at each age with a birthday questionnaire. Read it to them on their birthday morning and then store it away as a memento.
Thanks so much for reading along. We hope we’ve provided some inspiration for your own surprise birthday breakfast! We’d love to have you stop by and visit us at Happy Wish Company!
Happy Wish GalsHappy Wish Company is an online shop that offers fun and fabulously-styled children’s parties and coordinating products for your most treasured celebrations! The goal of creators Alicia and Betsey is to make party planning and styling easy for busy parents by providing inspiration, hand-selected products and one-stop shopping to create a beautiful themed party. Check out all their fun goodies at www.happywishcompany.com, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

 

 

 

Huge THANKS to Alicia and Betsey for sharing this adorable birthday idea during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.

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BBQ Secret

 

My name is Kara, from Life With Fingerprints, where I blog about my love for building projects, throwing parties and spending time in the kitchen. I’m happy to be here sharing my favorite BBQ secret: Spiral cut hot dogs.
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And before you think – the way you cut your hot dog can’t possibly make a difference in the taste – let me tell you it totally does.

With very little effort – your hot dogs will taste better than ever before.

The supply list is pretty short: Hot dogs, skewers (metal or wooden) and a knife.

Start with your favorite brand of hot dog (mine happens to be the Kirkland All Beef hot dogs from Costco) and a skewer.
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Skewer your hot dog down the middle.
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Starting on one end, take a knife and cut at an angle all the way to the skewer. Rotate your hot dog until you reach the end.
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Remove the hot dog from the skewer and barbecue.
Barbecue Secrets: Spiral Cut Hot Dogs on iheartnaptime.com
Barbecue Secrets: Spiral Cut Hot Dogs on iheartnaptime.com
The hot dogs plump up real nice and the edges of the spiral get nice and crisp. Not to mention the spiral edges give more room for your favorite condiments. Nothing beats a condiment bar with your spiral dog – we’ve even thrown a party with a hot dog bar and everyone walks away happy. Happy summer grilling!
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Huge THANKS to Kara for sharing this awesome BBQ secret during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.
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