“This is an 80's recipe from the Mattel toy Cherry Merry Muffin. I had the lunchbox and was excited when I found this so I thought I'd add it for safe keeping. I tweaked it, as the original recipe was measured in grams. I intend to make these for the tea parties I have with my nieces. *COOK TIME & YIELD ARE APPROX, I have not yet made these! ** You could also add some cream cheese pieces to each muffin and/or place a vanilla wafer cookie at the bottom of each tin to make them extra special!”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
6-9
YIELD:
1 Dozen Muffins
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Line muffin cups with paper or foil liners or spray 2 muffin tins with cooking spray.
  2. MAKE THE MUFFINS:Mix the butter, sugar and eggs until smooth.
  3. Add the vanilla sugar and mix.
  4. Add the flour and the yeast and mix again.
  5. MAKE THE CRUMB TOPPING: In a medium bowl, combine the flour with the brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in the melted butter, then pinch the mixture until it forms pea-size clumps.
  6. Spoon the batter into greased muffin tins filling each about two-thirds full and add cherries to each muffin tin.
  7. Sprinkle the crumb topping on top of each one and bake until the muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.
  8. Bake approx 20 minutes.
  9. When the muffins are ready, top each with a cherry.

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