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Ingredients

Muffins:
1-1/2 teaspoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups dried cranberries, rinsed

Muffin Sauce:
1 cube butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Muffins: Cream butter and sugar with mixer. Mix water and evaporated milk and add to butter mixture. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Fold into wet mixture. Add cranberries. Fill paper lined muffin tin 1/2 full for each muffin. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Makes 8 muffins.

Muffin sauce:

Melt butter in double boiler. Add sugar, evaporated milk and vanilla. Heat but do not boil. Drizzle over muffins.

Debbie O'Connell
LeClaire, Iowa



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