Chocolate, Chocolate chip Muffins
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6 Jumbo muffins or 12 regular size muffins
½ cup granulated sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
½ cup of semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips for sprinkling
2 tablespoons powdered sugar, optional
1 teaspoon cocoa, optional
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease and flour a jumbo muffin pan (6 muffins), or line with large paper liners to pan.
In a mixing bowl, beat Crisco and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into the butter-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed while adding the milk. Scrape sides of the bowl and mix thoroughly.
In a small bowl, add the teaspoon of flour and toss with the chocolate chips to coat; fold into the mixture.
Sprinkle a few mini chips over the tops of muffin batter.
Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire racks.
(Optional: Mix together cocoa and powder sugar and sift mixture over muffins after they have cooled.