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November 13, 2012

Cookin' Librarian: Cranberry Almond Muffins...

I mentioned in the Sunday Social post from this weekend that one of the family traditions that we have in my house is my mother, sister and I baking all the desserts the night before Thanksgiving. One of those desserts is the Taste of Home Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake (I make muffins instead of the cake) and I thought I'd share the recipe with all of you because I love it.
INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup almond paste
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
DIRECTIONS
  • In a small bowl, cream almond paste (grate it into the bowl), butter and 1/2 cup sugar until fluffy. Add two eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine 1 cup flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture. Beat in the remaining egg and flour. Stir in extracts. Gently fold in cranberries.
  • Spoon batter out into lined muffin/cupcake tins and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 325° for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
If you'd like to try it as a cake use these directions...
  • Spread evenly into a greased 8-in. square baking dish; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 325° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
If you end up trying this recipe lemme know!

4 comments :

  1. These look so delicious, perfect for Thanksgiving and I love anything almond flavored!!

    x Ellie @ Ellalogy 

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    1. They are! They are the perfect combination of sweet and tart.

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  2. Hi! Those look yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier via the GFC blog hop! I'm following you back now, have a great week :)

    Ilda
    http://www.ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com/

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    1. No problem! Thank you for returning the favor!

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