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
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.
Why This Blog?
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!