Snickerdoodle Bread Recipe

In this post: Snickerdoodle Bread Recipe…the perfect homemade baked good for holiday gift giving. Packaging ideas included along with the recipe. 

loaves and slices of snickerdoodle bread


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Last year when I shared some Easy Hostess Gift Ideas during the holidays, I included a link to this Snickerdoodle Bread recipe. I never published the recipe as an actual post because I ran out of time…so here it is! I made this bread several times last year and everyone I gave it to thought it was delicious. I made little loaves in my mini loaf pans from Williams-Sonoma. They were easy to package and a fun gift to give.

snickerdoodle bread recipe batter in mini loaf pans

loaves and slices of snickerdoodle bread fi

Snickerdoodle Bread Recipe

Snickerdoodle Bread Recipe. The perfect homemade baked good for holiday gift giving. Packaging ideas included along with the recipe.
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4.82 from 11 votes
Servings: 5 mini loaves
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Hershey's cinnamon chips
  • 1 tablespoon Flour


  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine butter and sugar until well mixed.
  • Add eggs, vanilla and sour cream. Mix again very well. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  • In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in two increments.
  • Toss cinnamon chips in 1 tablespoon flour. Gently fold them into the batter.
  • Pour into 5 prepared mini loaf pans.
  • Mix the 1/3 cup sugar with the 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of batter.
  • Bake for 30 - 35 min. Watch closely at the end so the outside doesn't get too done.


Pan measurement:
mini = 5 1/2 x 3 x 2 1/4 inches
I prepare my baking pans with Baker's Joy.
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Snickerdoodle Bread Recipe Tips:

  • Cinnamon chips are hard to find. Sometimes it’s downright impossible. They usually appear around the beginning of October. My grocery store had them one week and the next week they were gone. Don’t let that stop you from making this bread. I’ve made it without the cinnamon chips and it’s just as good! Or you can get them {HERE.}
  • When filling the loaf pans, it’s helpful to use a 2 inch scoop. Three heaping scoops in each of the five pans works beautifully. Size of loaf pans I used: 5 1/2 x 3 x 2 1/4 inches.
  • To freeze: wrap each cooled loaf in plastic wrap. Place loaves in a resealable freezer bag. Will last in the freezer for up to two months.

loaves of snickerdoodle bread on cooking rack


For those of you who think ahead…this is a great recipe to make now and throw in the freezer. Even though it is still October, Christmas has arrived in most bigger retail stores. Start watching sales and perhaps you’ll get some good deals on the gift wrap items. My mantra for the upcoming holiday season is “Keep it Simple.” Nothing is simpler (or better) than a home-baked gift made in your very own kitchen.

loaves of snickerdoodle bread on cooking rack

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  1. I could not find cinnamon chips anywhere. So I made my own. I dont think Hershey Cinnamon chips would be better. This recipe (with home made cinnamon chips) rocks!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Vicki…oh my gosh. How did you make the cinnamon chips?

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious, Ann! Giving most of the 10 I made to neighbors for Christmas. Thanks for another yummy gift idea!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Blessings, Karen

  3. Hello! What (if any) adjustments would be made for higher altitudes?
    Thank you in advance

  4. Made this today! It is Soo good. I was not able to find the cinnamon chips, but think it tastes delicious. Plan to give some as gifts.

  5. Laura Engelhardt says:

    Hi Ann,
    I think I might be having an OSP themed Christmas this year with all of your amazing ideas! I’m thinking of making this for Christmas Day breakfast, so it will be all ready to go and stress free before the busy-ness of the day. Thank you so much for all your amazing work, this is easily my favourite blog and I find myself coming to it daily x

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Thank you so much Laura…and Merry Christmas!

  6. Can this be made in a regular loaf pan? Temperature changes or time to bake changes? Thanks!!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Kim! I wouldn’t recommend baking this in a large loaf pan. I had a few readers tell me that they had a very hard time getting it done in the middle. If you decide to try it, keep the bake temperature the same. As far as time in the oven, I’m not really sure. You may have to watch it closely towards the end. Happy Holidays!

      1. Thanks so much! I decided I’d better get the mini loaf pans! Gonna make them soon. Happy Holidays to you, too! ❤️

  7. Delicious but stuck in my small pans. How do you prepare your pans? Thank you as they made such nice little loafs for giving to friends & family.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Terry…I prepare my pan’s with Baker’s Joy. It’s with the Pam at your grocery store. Nothing sticks. Ever!

  8. I am going to make this bread! Sounds delicious! My husband loves cinnamon and I am enjoying your posts! Glad I signed up!

  9. I made this last week and it was so yummy! Each bite leaves you wanting more. I’ve stocked up on cinnamon chips for the holidays. Thanks for sharing another great recipe!

  10. Hi Ann! This looks and sounds great. You said you made this in mini loaves, would the baking time be the same using the standard loaf size pan?

  11. Oh my, Ann, this sounds so yummy….I think I’ll try it.
    Thanks so much for sharing!


  12. This sounds wonderful, I can’t wait to bake some loaves of this bread. Thank you for sharing.

  13. This looks delicious, Ann. I haven’t tried the cinnamon chips yet, so I’m looking forward to trying your recipe. Pinning!

  14. Ann,

    I made this last year after seeing your recipe. I got several compliments on it.
    I had to go to 5 grocery stores to find the chips so this year I am stocking up early.
    It is an easy delicious gift and I plan to make several batches.


  15. Barbara B says:

    I made this bread the 1st time I saw the recipe on your site. I do a lot of baking for the holidays and I must say this is everyone’s new favorite!!! Cinnamon chips aren’t always easy to find but most stores have them during the holiday season.

  16. Rachel Keeth // Lavender & Honey says:

    It looks easy and delicious! Thank you for sharing.

  17. Ann,

    This bread sounds so good. I love the touch of cinnamon chips throughout the batter. Yummy for a cup of tea and great as gifts for the gals at the office. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  18. Laurie Galloway says:

    I’m going to make a batch of these cakes today! One of my favorite memories is making snickerdoodle cookies w/my beloved gramma as a kid. My job was rolling the dough balls in the sugar-cinnamon mixture, of course. So I’ll get a double dose of love as I make and share this special recipe. Much quicker, too, than the cookies. Thanks, Ann!

    BTW, where did you get the red&white string? That makes these treats even more special!

  19. Pamela @ says:

    I can’t wait to try this, I made your Peach Shortbread and it was heavenly. I am sure this is just as good. Thank you for the recipe. I had never heard of cinnamon chips before. I will have to ask at my local grocery store about getting them for me.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Pamela the cinnamon chips are a seasonal thing…they are available right now.

    2. Peggy Zortman says:

      I just made an extra shopping list for some holiday baking. Now to add cinnamon chips. I am a snickerdoodle lover from the days my Grandma J let me roll cookies in the cinnamon sugar. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you!

  20. Sounds wonderful! Where do you find “cinnamon chips”??

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Dana! The cinnamon chips are made by Hershey’s and are in the baking aisle of my grocery. They are a seasonal item but should be available right now. Last year I found them clear until Christmas at Walmart.

      1. Thanks Ann! I should’ve checked walmart first!

  21. Kathleen G says:

    I love quick breads. Easy and a perfect gift. This looks delicious!

  22. Thank you for sharing! It sounds delicious, I can’t wait to bake them!

  23. Those look sooooo good! Thanks for the recipe! ;)

  24. Lindsay Eidahl says:

    Yep! Makin’ this one this weekend! YUMMO

  25. Penny @ The Comforts of Home says:

    That sounds wonderful Ann, and it is a great gift! Where did you get the wonderful red and white string?

  26. This would make a great gift for my neighbors wrapped in a simple tea towel. Thanks for the recipe! P.S. Give Kelly a kiss from me :)

  27. These look delish! Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    Can’t wait to make some for the upcoming holidays! Lovely.

  28. Oh they look delicious, Ann! I love cinnamon and I can just imagine how yummy these are.