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Gingerbread Muffin Tops Recipe

Gingerbread Muffin Tops Recipe

We came up with this unique recipe for muffin tops that don't require a special baking pan. The flavor is similar to mouthwatering molasses cookies.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:7 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sugar


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until set. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 7 muffin tops.

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin top equals 365 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 437 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.