Christmas Cranberry Muffins

Melanie B


This recipe comes from a little paperback cookbook I picked up called Family Living Our Favorite Mixes
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.


★★★★★ 3 votes

12 muffins total
15 Min
20 Min


  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    sugar or splenda
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    chilled butter cut into pieces
  • 1 c
    sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 c
    pecans or walnuts toasted (optional)
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    orange zest chopped fine
  • 2 c
    sour cream

How to Make Christmas Cranberry Muffins


  1. 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.
  2. Divide mix into 2 resealable plastic bags. Store in refrigerator. Give with baking instructions.
  3. 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.

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About Christmas Cranberry Muffins

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #cranberries

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