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glazed muffins packaged in a gift box with a jar of glaze wrapped in red twine

Eggnog Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Serve these simple eggnog muffins with a sweet eggnog glaze at your next holiday brunch, or package them up for a thoughtful homemade gift.

Ingredients
  

Muffins:

  • 3 cups flour 360 grams
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 12 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup eggnog (full fat)

Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup eggnog

Instructions
 

Muffins:

  • PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
  • WHISK together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, BEAT the butter on medium-high speed until creamy, scraping down the sides. ADD the sugar and beat until creamy and light in color, again scraping down the sides as needed.
  • ADD the vanilla and the eggs one at a time. MIX until the batter is smooth.
  • ADD about a quarter of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined. MIX in a few tablespoons of the eggnog. CONTINUE ADDING the flour mixture and the eggnog alternately, ending with the flour mixture. The batter will be thick.
  • DIVIDE evenly between 12 paper muffin liners, filling close to the top.
  • BAKE at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Glaze:

  • In a small bowl, MIX the powdered sugar, nutmeg, and about half of the eggnog until smooth. Slowly ADD the rest of the eggnog to the desired consistency.
  • DIP muffins in the eggnog glaze, or SPREAD with a small, offset spatula. The glaze will firm up within 10 minutes.

Notes

The muffin batter can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Refrigerate in a covered airtight container until ready to bake.
Do not glaze the muffins if you are packaging them up to mail. You can opt for a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top instead, along with a note including the eggnog glaze recipe.
If gifting the muffins to a local friend, consider wrapping them up in a festive tea towel before boxing and including a small container of extra eggnog glaze.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Author: Katrina Bahl
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, christmas, eggnog, glaze, muffins