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Mini Holiday Muffins

No recipe image available.Yummy, mini muffins with a 'pecan crust', and topped with a whole maraschino cherry.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs, separated
1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
24 maraschino cherries
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
Powdered sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cream butter and sugar together. Mix in beaten egg yolks, cherry juice, flour and baking powder.
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into mixture.
  3. Grease mini muffins tins and sprinkle bottom with chopped pecans. Place 1 teaspoon dough in each and place cherry on top. Add another teaspoon full of dough and sprinkle top with pecans.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from muffin tins and roll in powdered sugar while still warm.

Makes 24 mini-muffins.

Recipe provided courtesy of Iowa Egg Council.