Muffins and The Importance of Being Earnest

My son was in a drama production recently. They did The Importance of Being Earnest. It was a great show! This production was actually a dessert theater affair, and since muffins were a major topic in one scene, the cast decided to serve muffins as the dessert. This is the muffin recipe I prepared, taken from Taste of Home magazine.

Chocolate Cookie Muffins


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/3 cup cold butter or margarine

1 egg 1 cup milk

16 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies coarsely chopped


3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar

5 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies finely crushed

2 tablespoons cold butter or margarine

1 cup vanilla chips

1 tablespoon shortening

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chopped topping, combine flour, sugar and crushed cookies. Cut in butter until crumbly; sprinkle about 1 tablespoon over each muffin. Bake at 400° for 16-18 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt vanilla chips and shortening until smooth. Drizzle over cooled muffins. Yield: 1 dozen.



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