I’m back with another Crumbl copycat with these copycat Crumbl snickerdoodle cupcake cookies! These cookies are soft, cinnamon and sugar cookies topped with a smooth cream cheese frosting, dusted with cinnamon and sugar!
Crumbl started in my home state of Utah. I remember when there were only two locations and now there are hundreds of locations across the country! It is crazy how much they have grown, but they have accumulated quite the dedicated following. But, Crumbl rotates through many flavors, so if you are craving a certain flavor, it is unlikely you’ll be able to get it on demand, unless it is one of their flavors of the week! So, I am recreating their flavors so you can make them anytime, for much cheaper, at home!
This snickerdoodle cupcake flavor was the most requested flavor on my TikTok. And if you didn’t see my first recreate, I made Crumbl’s cornbread cookies! You can always request your favorite flavor on my TikTok, Instagram, or in the comments of this post!
The base of this cookie is a cinnamon and sugar cookie. It is a simple, thick dough rolled in cinnamon and sugar before baking. The cookie does not have cream of tartar in it. I don’t think Crumbl’s version of this cookie has cream of tartar, so I didn’t include it in mine. The frosting is a standard cream cheese frosting made with butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Then of course, we top everything off with a dusting of cinnamon and sugar!
If you try these cookies, I would love to see it! If you share a picture on Instagram, please tag me @thepalatablelife so I can see!
copycat crumbl snickerdoodle cupcake cookies
cinnamon sugar cookies
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
cream cheese frosting
- 1/2 cup butter at room temp
- 8 oz cream cheese at room temp
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350. Add butter, brown sugar, and white sugar to a stand mixer. Mix for 2-3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla, and mix again.
- Add flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined.
- Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. For Crumbl sized cookies, scoop 1/2 cup of dough and roll into a ball. Drop the dough into the bowl with cinnamon and sugar and roll to coat the entire ball.
- Add up to 6 cookies on a normal sized cookie sheet. Flatten the dough balls slightly. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Cookies should look just set, possibly still slightly doughy. This is perfect. Let the cookies cool completely.
- While the cookies cool, make the frosting. Combine butter and cream cheese in a stand mixer and mix for 2 minutes. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix another two minutes.
- Pipe frosting onto each cookie and dust with extra cinnamon sugar. Enjoy!
Gia Makhlouf says
These were amazing! I live in Australia and always wanted to know how crumbl tasted. If this recipe is accurate than it is great!
Yay! I am so glad you enjoyed these! I think they are quite accurate 🙂
These turned out absolutely amazing!! Do you have to refrigerate them with the cream cheese frosting?
Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! And yes, if you are not going to eat the cookies for a while, I would stick them in the fridge to keep them fresh!
So good and so easy to make!! I ended up making a dozen smaller cookies rather than six and they turned out amazing!
Amazing! Thank you! And yes, sometimes the Crumbl size is a little too big. 🙂
Catherine Maynard says
Perfect! Better than Crumbl!! Yum!!
Thank you!! So glad to hear it.
These were SO good, but a little rich. Is there a way I can cut that? I don’t make frosting much, and we’ve never had crumbl. As long as I’ve got a hankering for something sweet, this is a keeper!
Hey! I’m so glad you loved them! Crumbl cookies are all quite rich. You could add less powdered sugar to the frosting, so the frosting would be less sweet! Or, you could just not make frosting and have plain cookies.
So delicious! The texture is perfect, the taste not too sweet and the frosting make these next level!!!
Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed them!
First try total failure. Second try 100% These are amazing!
Yay I’m so glad they worked out the second time!!
Does the cookie dough freeze well? I plan to make these for a work party but would like to make the dough ahead of time this weekend and take it out to bake towards the end of the week.
hey! yes, the dough does freeze well! i would scoop out the dough first, then freeze it. then when you’re ready to bake, just put them on a baking sheet and you’re good to go! you’ll probably need to add 1-2 minutes on the cook time since the dough will be so cold.
Best cookies I have ever made. Super easy recipe and they turned out amazing! I had multiple people tell me that these cookies were the best cookies they have ever had. I will def be saving this recipe for the future 🙂
YAY this makes me so happy. so glad they were enjoyed!!
I made these cookies tonight – just the dough alone is amazing! Still waiting to put the frosting on but so far these are delicious.
YAY i hope you enjoyed them!!
The cookies look awesome What size tip did you use to pipe on the cookies?
thank you! i actually didn’t have a large enough tip, so i just used my piping bag with no tip on the end.. that’s not very helpful so i’m sorry about that!
Best cookies I’ve ever had – even better than Crumbl! I halved this recipe and it made 6 huge (Crumbl sized!) cookies! Perfectly soft and sweet and stayed moist for days!
yay! so glad you enjoyed these!!
AMAZING!!! These were honestly the first cookies I ever made from scratch and they turned out incredible. I could eat all of these. Thank you for such a delicious and simple recipe!
yay i’m so glad you enjoyed these and that the recipe was easy to follow!
Sophia Almasri says
Is it supposed to be crumbly after u add the flour or is it supposed to form together while you mix it?
its supposed to form a dough when you mix it! it should be a soft dough. how did they turn out for you?
After trying THREE different Snickerdoodle recipes and NONE of them turning out good, I thought I would give this one a try and WOW! They came out so beautiful! I wish I would have started with this one!! This is the perfect recipe and I 100% would recommend this to anyone who wants to try it. Thank you so much!!! You helped this baker out more than you know!!!
amazingggg. this makes me so happy!! i’m so glad you finally found the winning snickerdoodle recipe!!
These were the BEST! I have made them numerous times. Great recipe!
Ashley V says
I’ve made these from your recipe twice now and they came out amazing every time! My family is now requesting I make them regularly. ?? thank you so much for all of your hard work developing the recipe!
YAY this makes me so happy!! so glad they’re getting added to the regular rotation!
My dough is sooooo floury, is this normal? I only put in 3.5 cups.
Thanks for the recipe
hi! the dough definitely should not be super floury… i’m sorry this happened! most often this is because the flour hasn’t been measured correctly. when measuring flour you should never pack it into the measuring cups, and for most accurate goods i would recommend using a scale! i hope this helps!
I cannot bake very well, at least I think. But i have people every couple of months BEGGING for me to make these, and they always turn out amazing!!! this recipe is perfect for sharing too if you just make the cookies super tiny (compared to crumbl sizes anyway). super easy and even more tasty, 10/10!!!
YAY i’m so glad!! this makes me so happy!! and yes i’m glad the smaller size is working out cause it is perfect for sharing!
for the dough, do you usually use room temp butter or cold?
i usually try to use cold butter! room temp will work ok too, just make sure to not use melted.
Hi! I would love if you would consider a recipe for the peppermint cupcake cookie from Crumbl cookie. Thanks:)
ohh i haven’t tried that flavor! i need to try it out so i can recreate it!
Robert Mayer says
How many cookies does this recipe make? Surely more than six, right? I expected this information to be provided in the Instructions section.
hi! it says on the recipe card that this recipe makes 12 large cookies.
Gretchen Rucker says
Hi! What kind of butter do you use? Salted or unsalted butter? Thanks.
hi! i use whatever i have on hand, usually salted. i don’t think it makes a huge difference which is why i don’t specify!
Dalete Lima says
Made these for myself and some friends that love crumbl. They each said that it tasted better than crumbl’s version!
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe to the public and working so hard to make it come together! You are very talented!
YAY this makes me so happy! and AAH flattered your friends said it was better than crumbl! soo glad you enjoyed <3