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Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Friday, October 28, 2011

Cream Cheese Cranberry Muffins

When I saw this recipe in a blog hop a few months ago, I knew I had to try it. The combo of these two ingredients just sounded so good. I knew these muffins would be moist and delicious, and I was right! They turned out just as I imagined they would. I wasn't the only one who loved them. My boys gobbled them up. It made a lot but they still didn't last long.

Thanks to Anita at Aunt Nubby's Kitchen, these muffins will now make a regular appearance in our house. Anita is a wonderful baker and her blog features one delicious recipe after another. When you're done visiting here, I hope you will go take a look for yourself!

Cream Cheese Cranberry Muffins

Makes ~ 20 muffins

1 cup butter, softened
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped pecans

2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 350 -F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper baking cups.

In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.  In a smaller bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and pecans.

Fill muffin cups with batter. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until tops are golden brown and spring back when touched. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

For glaze, combine powdered sugar and milk, and drizzle over cooled muffins.

Happy Baking!


  1. OK, that makes 20. I am the only one in the house that will enjoy them, so if I make half a recipe, that should be a reasonable amount for me to eat this weekend, right?

  2. LOL!

    Your family doesn't like cranberries?

  3. Your muffins look so good! This is one of my all time favorite recipes, so glad your boys enjoyed them too!

  4. Thanks, Anita! My drizzle didn't look as nice as yours :-) Oh yes, they were VERY popular in this house. Thank you again!

  5. Michael Ann: how do you bake like this so often and not gain 1000 pounds??

  6. Those DO sound really good! It's time to start making some stuff with cranberries!

  7. I am a HUGE muffin fan! These look fantastic!

  8. Just took them out of the oven-they are as good as you said they would be!

  9. Oh boy! Thank you for letting me know, mamawolfe!

  10. Those look yummy! I usually make Cranberry Orange muffins after Thanksgiving- it's a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce.

  11. OH MY!!!! Gotta run Darling... I'm off to the store to buy some fresh cranberries... Ooooh, do you think there's a lipstick in that particular shade? lol xoxo

  12. These sure look wonderfully tasty. (Those carbs GET me every time!=) I'm having a giveaway at my blog and would love for you to pop over and enter. Hope you have a terrific week. http://www.thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/2012/05/its-time-for-giveaway-yall-come.html


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