Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Imagine my surprise when I came to the blog today and discovered it has been a month since I posted anything. My apologies and I will try and do better. I haven't been either cooking much lately or felt creative. My husband has been doing most of the cooking lately. No, nothing wrong. He loves to cook as much as I do and it's nice to be able
take a break from it.

A few weeks ago, we had a little luncheon at work; mostly snacks and my contribution was Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins. It was a late minute decision to have this luncheon, so I had to go with what I had on hand at home. This recipe is very easy and quick to make. These are mini muffins so you'll need to have a mini muffin baking pan and papercups to go with it. The muffins were a big hit and it's something that I will definitely keep the ingredients for on hand for any other spur of the moment snacks.

Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. shortening
1 egg
1/2 c. milk
1/2 t. vanilla
1 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2/3 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375° f. Cream together sugar and shortening until fluffy. Add in egg and mix well. Add vanilla and milk to mixture and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Put about 1 Tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup in the pan. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes and then remove for further cooling. This makes about 3 dozen muffins.

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