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“Churros-Style” Mini Muffins
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon Mexican vanilla
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cube butter (1/2 cup)
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place shallow pan of water on bottom rack of oven.
Cream the sugar and shortening together in large bowl & set aside. Sift together, flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Add eggs & vanilla to sugar mixture. Alternate adding 1/3 of the flour mixture and 1/3 of the milk, mixing well after each addition until all ingredients are well incorporated. Be careful not to over mix.
Spray or butter 2 mini muffin pans and then fill each cup 2/3 full using a small cookie scoop. Bake for 16 – 18 minutes until tops are just beginning to brown.
While muffins are baking, melt butter in a shallow bowl (big enough for dipping muffins). In separate bowl, mix together cinnamon & sugar. Increase amount of cinnamon to taste.
Immediately shake muffins out of pans onto a wire rack. Dip each muffin in butter and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture. You may need additional melted butter and cinnamon-sugar mixture depending on how much or little coating you prefer.
Makes approximately 3 ½ dozen.
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