Wednesday, March 19, 2008

cinnamon heaven...

3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup shortening (Crisco)
2 eggs
1 cup milk


1½ cup sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 sticks butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease muffin cups. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside. In a different bowl, cream together 1 cup sugar and shortening, then add eggs and mix. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until golden. In a bowl, melt 2 sticks butter. In a separate bowl combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. Dip baked muffins in butter, coating thoroughly, then coat with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

These are to die for...they taste like a cinnamon sugar doughnut, seriously...I made them into mini muffins (cuz, you don't eat as much or feel as guilty if they are smaller, right?) This would make a fantastic Easter morning breakfast. You could make the batter the night before, then the next morning just let it get to room temp before baking. There is an obscene amount of butter and sugar used...just don't think about it. Work out extra hard at the gym the next day...whatever.

recipe adapted from the Pioneer Woman


diane said...

My mouth is watering!!

Anne said...

Those look amazing! I was just reading about how great for you Cinnamon is so I will have to make them. :) And yes, I used to live in Utah... good cooking there!