December Daily : Day Three + a recipe.

And it looks like Cottage Living does not have the recipe up for the Coffee Cake Muffins yet. Here you go:

Coffee Cake Muffins from Cottage Living (12/2007)
Makes: 12 Muffins
Prep: 10 Mins
Bake: 20 Mins
Cool : 10 Mins

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 t ground cinnamon, divided
14 T unsalted butter, cut into pieces, softened and divided
1 T baking powder
1/2 t kosher salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature (remove from fridge + set in bowl for 30 mins)
3/4 cup milk
1/2 t vanilla extract
powdered sugar (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a muffin pan with paper baking cups.

2. Combine 1/2 cup flour, light brown sugar, and 1/2 t cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in 4 T butter with a pastry blender until streusel is crumbly; set aside.

3. Sift together remaining 2 cups of flour, remaining 1 t cinnamon, baking powder and kosher salt in a medium bowl. Mix sugar and remaining 10 T butter in a separate bowl at a medium speed with an electric mixer until well combined. Beat eggs, one at a time, into butter mixture until blended. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, mixing until smooth. Add vanilla, and mix well.

4. Divide batter evenly among baking cups, filling about 3/4 full. Sprinkle evenly with reserved streusel topping.

5. Bake at 350 for 20-25 mins or until springy and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 mins on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

30 thoughts

  1. Dawn Sela

    2007-12-03 15:42:28 -0500

    you're the best!
    i went looking for it and it wasn't there.
    come back and viola!

  2. gabbe

    2007-12-03 15:50:31 -0500

    thanks for the yummy recipe! We're going to try that one this week 8)
    & as always- thanks for the ongoing holiday inspiration- The daily posts are just so great! I can't wait to see what you come up with each day! Can you please tell me about the red brad/embellishment at the bottom of your journaling card? It's lovely! Thanks!
    I also have to thank you for the link to Shimelle's online Christmas journal class- it's fantastic too & I'm really enjoying it.
    Happy Holidays!

  3. Leslie

    2007-12-03 16:24:52 -0500

    Thank you SO MUCH for posting the recipe. Your picture sent me a-hankering for some coffee cake muffins, and I had to settle for a sub-par recipe. ;) This one looks like what my mom used to make. Yummy!
    We made our own advent calendar (based on your/Martha's idea) out of wedding favor boxes. My girls stamped the dates along with winter/Christmas images on the tops, and we filled them with scheduled and unscheduled activities (and the TV listings for all the faves like Charlie Brown, too!). We are loving it, especially me because I'm not worried we'll do too much or miss something we want to do. Whew.
    Also, thanks for the December Daily idea & link. I've been taking lots of pictures, doing a digital layout, and have posted three of three days on my blog. Good way to stay grateful. :)

  4. Tess

    2007-12-03 16:54:58 -0500

    Thank you Ali! I'm making the muffins tonight! :-)

  5. kristina

    2007-12-03 17:25:49 -0500

    what a cool way to capture a time of year that always comes and goes so quickly! love it! thanks!

  6. Liz Ness

    2007-12-03 18:15:47 -0500

    LOVE your awesome!

  7. Jude

    2007-12-03 22:58:53 -0500

    I really love your day by day holiday album. You are totally communing with you inner Mrs Claus this year Ali!

  8. Steph H

    2007-12-03 23:19:43 -0500

    Okay so here is me trying to wrap my brain around the clear album thing-- I don't see any adhesive peeking through on the back of your journaling for day three.
    Is there a super cool adhesive I don't know about?

  9. Michelle

    2007-12-03 23:50:36 -0500

    Yummy.....thanks for the recipe Ali. I'm going to make these for Christmas morning (and maybe a try-out batch too).

  10. vanessa

    2007-12-04 00:48:17 -0500

    I love your December Journal, started my own this weekend. Every where I seem to read I see a link to your site for this project. So I add one on my site too.
    Thanks for sharing that recipe.

  11. alyssa

    2007-12-04 01:07:31 -0500

    Mmm, that recipe! Turned out wonderfully, and I got a great magazine as a bonus. :) A link to some my fave crumb cake recipes for you: . I've made almost all of them over the years, but the cinnamon is especially good & easy & wintry.
    Love #3 - so pretty and warm. Those fabric brads are just awesome, aren't they? Thanks for spreading your cheer!

  12. donaB

    2007-12-04 01:19:47 -0500

    It isn't really 14 tablespoons of butter, is it? :)
    No wonder they're tasty!

  13. suetreiber

    2007-12-04 02:33:34 -0500

    wow, it's looking so festive and you are only three days in!
    truly awesome Miss Ali!

  14. Cyndi Hoehn

    2007-12-04 03:09:34 -0500

    Thanks for muffin recipe! I, too, looked for it on the website and didn't find it =( Loving the albumn and I really enjoy coming to this site! Thanks, again!!!!

  15. Missy

    2007-12-04 04:08:50 -0500

    Well I sent a link for the stamp kit to my sweetie in hopes of having those stamps under the tree...sold out already! Any ideas if there will be more??? I'm so sad :(

  16. Patricia

    2007-12-04 04:33:00 -0500

    Love the album you're making ~ what a great way to capture the everyday happenings of life around Christmas time. Thanks for sharing the muffin recipe & if they taste even half as good as your picture makes them look ~ they'll be delicious!! Blessings, Patricia

  17. sarah

    2007-12-04 04:37:04 -0500

    oh, thank you for the recipe - i think i am going to make them today , what a perfect addition for my "bake a gift a day" this month. (we are baking something everyday and delivering it to a neighbor as a way to share some holiday cheer)....

  18. Stacy

    2007-12-04 05:05:39 -0500

    You included Prep Time, Cook Time and Cool Time but you didn't include Stuffing Your Mouth Full of These Yummy Muffins Time. Haha - Thanks for the recipe! Guess what I'm making this weekend??

  19. Angi smith

    2007-12-04 05:09:38 -0500

    Thank you so much for doing the daily album for us, Ali. It is such a beautiful thing and gives me so many ideas for things I can do. I am still reading your book, bits at a time, and I am your newest fan. I am gradually switching over from digital scrapping to hybrid scrapping and I found you through someone else's blog. Now I can't seem to find enough of your stuff to read. I have ordered your other books through the CK sale and can't wait for them to get here. Is a fourth book underway?

  20. Ruthie

    2007-12-04 07:59:19 -0500

    It is so wonderful that so many of us are getting into the holiday spirit and sharing so much cool stuff. I am writing down 10 things I'm grateful for every day and then I will make a piece of art with it later. So far it amazes me that just 10 things are so easy to think of. I realize my life is much more amazing that I had actually thought before... mad eh? Cool. LOVE your album. So exciting to see snippets posted regularly, and I bet you are glad the prep is out of the way and just filling in the fun stuff is all that is needed. I like that idea a lot.

  21. Angela

    2007-12-04 09:21:17 -0500

    I just tore out that recipe from Cottage Living last night. Can't wait to try it out. Come by my blog sometime. I'm posting a new recipe and Christmas tip each day until Christmas. I even borrowed your felt/button Christmas tree idea to share with my readers. Of course, I gave you total creative credit :)
    Have a Blessed Christmas Season...

  22. MamaSheg

    2007-12-04 09:47:38 -0500

    What a gorgeous album, thanks for sharing. Your work is so inspiring!

  23. Shel

    2007-12-04 11:08:10 -0500

    Love the album...just wondering what you are using for the adhesive? I have my album pages..the numbers are ready, but I haven't attached anything..fear of the unknown. Can you give me some hints or do you just hide the adhesive with another item on the backside? It's hard to tell from teh photos

  24. Crystal

    2007-12-04 14:35:01 -0500

    Your album is absolutely gorgeous - and I haven't even seen it all yet!! I love all the clear places where you can see more stuff coming up. And you have totally inspired me to document something about each day of this beautiful season. Thank you for all of your inspiration every day :))

  25. T-Wan

    2007-12-05 05:52:52 -0500

    Thanks so much for posting the recipe for the muffin. I'll be trying it this weekend for sure.
    I am also inspired by your calendar but I haven't tried making one yet.

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