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


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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


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