Snickerdoodle Bread

Snickerdoodle Bread tastes just like my favorite cookies

I’ve tried so many recipes since I started blogging 4 years ago, many good and some not so good, and every so often I try one that I know will become a family favorite that I bake over and over.  We love snickerdoodles so I was overjoyed to find this bread recipes at Barbara Bakes.  If you  visit Barbara’s blog you know what a great baker she is and if you haven’t met her you are in for a treat.   This bread tastes just like its cookie  namesake, keeps well, and is great as a breakfast bread, mid-day snack or dessert.

Snickerdoodle Bread

Cinnamon chips are difficult to find in the markets in my town so I stocked up last Christmas when they were plentiful.  They are made by Hershey and I recommend you buy some if you see them because they are so delicious in so many recipes such as Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Chips and Walnuts.  If you can’t find them in your stores you can order them at King Arthur Flour.      

I still have a stash of vanilla beans that I bought at Costco last Christmas so I substituted a bean for the vanilla extract in this recipe.  I keep a jar of granulated sugar in the cupboard and bury the scraped pods in it.  Even after the seeds have been removed the pod is strong enough to add big vanilla flavor to the sugar.

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Snickerdoodle Bread
  • 2-1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (I used the seeds from 1 vanilla bean instead)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups cinnamon chips
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  1. Combine 2-1/2 cups flour and baking powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, cream butter and 2 cups sugar, salt and cinnamon until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla and sour cream and mix to combined. Add flour mixture, stirring until just combines. Coast the cinnamon chips with2 tablespoons flour and stir into the batter.
  2. Spoon batter into 4 or 5 floured and greased mini loaf pans (5-3/4 x 3-1/4 x 2-1/4 inches) or 2 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Don't fill more than ⅔ full. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of batter in the pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into a crack in the center of the loaf pan comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool 5 minutes before removing from the pan.

If you love the flavors of cinnamon, sugar and vanilla as much as we do I can almost guarantee that this delicious bread will become one of your favorites as well.  I hope you try this recipe and stop by to say hello to Barbara at Barbara Bakes.    She just posted a recipe for Cinnamon Swirl Brioche that I can’t wait to try.

Snickerdoodle Bread

This post is linked to Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm and Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper.


  1. says

    Oh, my! I love snickerdoodles (though my husband says he doesn’t…but I can change that). LOVE this bread. I have cinnamon chips that I order from King Arthur Flour. I’m in a bread baking mood, so I’m queuing this one up!
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  2. says

    I could not copy down this one fast enough! I love to bake bread…we’re still enjoying Easter bread around here, with its sugary topping. This one will be next on the list to make, just as soon as I get the cinnamon chips….like TODAY!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe & telling us how good it tastes.
    LOVE that photo with the sliced strawberry beside it.

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  3. says

    Snickerdoodle cookies were one of the first things I made when I got married. This bread would be perfect for a brunch buffet. Now I just need to find the cinnamon chips. Just placed on order with King Arthur and wish I had known about them sooner.
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  4. deb says

    I’d never heard of (or seen) cinnamon chips, so after reading this, I checked online. You can order them from (look to be their brand) and the Hershey’s cinnamon baking chips from Thanks, Cathy – looks great!!

    • says

      Thanks, Deb. I have never visited the Hershey store and am on my way right now to their website. I’m very happy to have a source for these yummy chips other than at the holidays. They are a hit in my house year around.
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    • says

      Hi Kris – They look just like chocolate chips but have the most wonderful cinnamon flavor. I have substituted them many times for the chocolate and it’s like I have created a whole new recipe. I hope you try them.
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  5. says

    My dad (89 y/o) has one big cup of coffee and 3 cookies for his breakfast everyday, so I make him a batch of homemade cookies once a month or so and ship them. Next time, I’m going to send this bread. I think he’ll love it. I can’t find the cinnamon chips, so it will be without, but I’m betting it’ll still be good!
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  6. says

    Snickerdoodles are one of our favorite cookies too.I saw this recipe on Barbaras site and bookmarked it too, but haven’t gotten to it yet. Now I wil.
    Your bread looks fantastic Cathy, and I imagine it was extra tasty with the fresh vanilla bean.

  7. says

    Oh must make this one. Maybe even today. Just a little info, you can get also get cinnamon chips from the Prepared Pantry most months of the year. (They don’t ship them when it is very hot.) The chips are very good, and the price is usually reasonable.
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  8. TAMMY says

    Has anyone tried brown sugar in place of the white sugar? Sara Lee Bakery Outlet sells a Brown Sugar Cinnamon Bread and I’ve tried to find a recipe for it. They never stock enough of it to suit me, lol. Gonna have to try this recipe both with plain sugar and then try it with brown sugar. Will let you all know how it turns out. GOD BLESS!!

  9. Deanna says

    Winco foods sells Hersheys cinnamon chips year round, 2.xx bag, daily!!! I cant imagine not having these always having these available. Life IS good! O:-)

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