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Spiced Raisin Mini Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + cooling Bake: 15 min.

Makes

about 4-1/2 dozen

These flavorful moist muffins don't crumble when you bite into them. So you may want to take them into the living room for munching while opening gifts.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chopped raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add raisin mixture; mix well. Stir in walnuts. Fill greased or paper-line miniature muffin cups two-thirds full.
  3. Bake at 350° for 12-16 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  4. For glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled muffins.

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