Cranberry Orange Muffins

Where did all this snow come from?!  With last week being a sunny 40 degrees this week was surely not expected.  With the snow teeming over the balcony and the cars buried deep, this snow day gives me a perfect chance to whip up some tasty muffins with the ingredients already on hand; no grocery shopping today people!  It is definitely a pajama and Cranberry Orange Muffin kind of day.

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Ingredients:

1 egg

3/4 cup plus 2 tbs orange juice

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups flour

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

4 tbs cold butter

1 cup cranberries

brown sugar to top

First, to show you the ridiculous amount of snow we have.

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Second, mise en place!

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Beat the egg in a small bowl and then mix in the orange juice and vanilla extract.

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In a larger bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

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Cube up the cold butter and work it into the flour mixture with your fingers until it looks like wet sand.

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Fold the orange juice mixture into the dry ingredients.

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Gently fold in the cranberries.

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Spray your muffin pan with Pam and pour in the batter.  Top each cupcake with a few extra cranberries and brown sugar.  Everything is better topped with brown sugar!

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Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.

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Let them cool on a cooling rack.

Time for my slippers, tea, and a good book!

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