Christmas Cranberry Muffins
This recipe was written to give as a gift mix. I have made it as muffins and Mary (photosister) makes it in loaves. I add more orange zest because I love it.
1 csugar or splenda
1 tspbaking soda
1/2 cchilled butter cut into pieces
1 csweetened dried cranberries
1/2 cpecans or walnuts toasted (optional)
1/2 Tbsporange zest chopped fine
2 csour cream
How to Make Christmas Cranberry Muffins
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cranberries, nuts and orange zest.
- Divide mix into 2 resealable plastic bags. Store in refrigerator. Give with baking instructions.
- TO BAKE:
In a medium bowl, combine 1 c sour cream and 1 bag muffin mix (2 1/2 cups) just until moistened. Fill paper-lined muffin cups full of batter. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake in a 400 degree oven 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean and tops are golden brown.