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Twin Mountain Muffins

Yield 1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; add egg, beating just until mixture is blended.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, ending with flour mixture. Spoon into greased muffin pans, filling two-thirds full.

  3. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Remove from pans immediately; cool on wire racks.

  4. Pepper-Cheese Muffins: Reduce sugar to 2 tablespoons; stir in 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers with flour mixture.

  5. Bacon-Cheese Muffins: Reduce sugar to 2 tablespoons; stir in 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese and 3 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled, with flour mixture.

  6. Herb Muffins: Reduce sugar to 2 tablespoons; stir in 1 teaspoon instant minced onion, 2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper with flour mixture.