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 TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makesabout 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 Facts2 each: 205 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
Originally published as Mini Cherry Muffins in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2005