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Glazed Lemon Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.


about 2 dozen

Offer these at Christmas— and watch folks come back for more! The topping and glaze complement the lemony muffin.


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 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


  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 zest. 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 in 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 441 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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