These pretty muffins from our Test Kitchen are perfect for Christmas morning. Make them the night before and keep on the counter in an air tight container.
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup red candied cherries, chopped
- In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, yogurt and extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in cherries.
- Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Mini Cherry Muffins in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p8
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