Monday, July 19, 2010

Chocolate Chip Muffins

I think the reason I love muffins so much (besides the obvious...cake for breakfast!) is because they make great snacks, leftovers and take anywheres. I found this recipe at Annie's Eats and just couldn't resist. And then I couldn't resist them all day yesterday and even this morning. There is just something about a little bit (or a lotta bit) of chocolate in the morning that just gets me going!

Chocolate Chip Muffins
(about 18 muffins)

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
12 T butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pan with liners

In a bowl combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the vanilla until well blended. Add half of the flour mixture to the bowl and mix on low speed just until incorporated. Add the milk and mix until combined. Mix in the rest of the flour mixture, beating just until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips using a rubber spatula.

Divide the batter evenly between the prepared muffin liners. Bake for 21-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer the muffins to a wire rack and allow to cool completely. This made 18 muffins for me.

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