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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)


  • 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
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • 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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  • nightskystar
    Apr 26, 2020

    these were great!! everyone loved the bite sized muffins..such fun in the morning! And the cinnamon now a staple in my fridge!!

  • kimspacc
    Jan 25, 2015

    Very moist.

  • brmollen
    Nov 5, 2014

    Make with vintage cinnamon and spices

  • Jennistar
    Dec 31, 2011

    I have been making these muffins since Christmas of '97 when they first appeared in the Country Living magazine. These are my family's favorite muffins. Not too sweet and easy to make a batch...or two for a quick Saturday morning breakfast.

  • farmalllady
    Nov 21, 2011

    Great Sunday Morning before Church treat!