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Glazed Lemon Muffins Recipe

Offer these at Christmas— and watch folks come back for more! The topping and glaze complement the lemony muffin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • MUFFINS:
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Beat in the sour cream, lemon juice and peel. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture just until moistened.
  • 3. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle with reserved crumb topping. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  • 4. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over muffins. Serve warm. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 441 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 235 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.