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Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Cranberries add a bright color and flavor to this tender sparkling-topped muffin.

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30 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups fresh whole cranberries  


1/4 cup coarse grain white sugar


 *Substitute whole frozen cranberries.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper or foil baking cups into 12 muffin pan cups. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter and cream cheese in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add sugar and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until just combined. Stir in cranberries.

  3. STEP 3

    Evenly divide batter among prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle coarse grain sugar over top of each muffin. Bake 21-26 minutes until tops begin to brown on edges and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 2 minutes in pan; remove to cooling rack.

  4. STEP 4

    Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tip #1

- For a festive look, use shiny red foil liners to complement the cranberries.

Tip #2

- Use an ice cream scoop to fill muffin cups easily.

Nutrition (1 muffin)

220 Calories
12 Fat (g)
60 Cholesterol (mg)
190 Sodium (mg)
27 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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