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Mini Cherry Muffins

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.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 205 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • FirstluvJesus
    Nov 26, 2019

    I made these for the first time today and they are absolutely delicious - more like a cupcake than a muffin, though. They have a very buttery, tender crumb and great almond flavor from the extract. I will be making these again!

  • demahi
    Dec 9, 2012

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