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Cinnamon Mini Muffins and Cinnamon Butter

Tuck little muffins inside a recycled foil container decorated with pretty paper for a cute and delicious gift. The cinnamon butter takes it over the top! —Phyllis Kelley, Gainesville, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen (1/2 cup butter)

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Additional sugar
  • CINNAMON BUTTER:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until lightly brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, cream butter and cinnamon until fluffy. Spoon into a 1/2-cup serving dish; smooth top. Serve with muffins.

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