Saturday, December 24, 2011

Eggnog Muffins

We made these for our Christmas weekend. The eggnog flavor was perfect!! Don't skip the icing...it is the best part :) My one son that LOVES eggnog was super thrilled with these!

Recipe from: Two Peas and Their Pod

1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 2/3 cups all-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup eggnog

For the Glaze:
1 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1/4 cup eggnog
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease mini muffin pans (for 36 muffins). Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, using a mixer, cream together the butter, canola oil, and sugars till smooth. Add the eggs, beating to combine.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla.

4. Add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture alternately with the eggnog, beginning and ending with the flour and making sure everything is thoroughly combined.

5. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared pans, filling the cups nearly full. (I used my purple scoop and put one full scoop in each muffin cup) Bake the muffins for 10-12 minutes, or until they're a pale golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the middle of one of the center muffins comes out clean. Remove muffins from the oven, and let them cool for a couple of minutes.

6. To make the glaze, combine butter, sugar, eggnog, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl VitaMix. Mix until smooth. Dip the tops of each muffin into the glaze and let cool on a wire cooling rack until glaze sets up.



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