Gingerbread Muffins with Egg Nog Glaze

This post was contributed by Tasting Kansas City.

No matter your age, you have to admit that there is something truly magical about the holiday season! Lights hung about, cheerful music playing in the stores, and time spent gathered with family and friends. In our opinion, the best part about the holiday season, by far, is the food! So many rich flavors and aromas that in just one taste or smell can instantly transport you back in time to a special memory. One of our favorite memories, and a great tradition, consists of long afternoons spent in the kitchen preparing special holiday goodies to share with our neighbors. We never stuck to just one treat but a couple of our all-time favorites were puppy chow and pumpkin bread. While this holiday season may look different, you can still spread holiday cheer by whipping some delicious holiday treats to share with your loved ones!

If you have been searching for the perfect Christmas treat, these gingerbread muffins, with a delightful Hiland Dairy Egg Nog glaze, are sure to be something everyone will enjoy. Nothing can get you more in the Christmas spirit than the aroma of gingerbread filling the house. Topped with a decadent brown sugar streusel and a Splendid egg nog glaze. The Hiland Dairy Egg Nog is smooth yet creamy and simply the most delightful holiday beverage. It definitely is the secret ingredient to making these muffins as scrumptious as they are.

These muffins are a great way to bring everyone together! They are easy to make and even more delicious to eat! You can take your baking game to the next level by visiting HilandDairy.com/Holidays to enter for a chance to win a year’s worth of Hiland Dairy products and a baking kit, recipes, and savings for your holiday meals at HilandDairy.com/Holidays.

Gingerbread Muffins with Egg Nog Glaze

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 1-3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
  • 1/2 Hiland Dairy Egg Nog
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg

Streusel Topping

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Egg Nog Glaze

  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp Hiland Dairy Egg Nog
  • Dash of pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

Muffins

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Line muffin one muffin tin (make 12 muffins)
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice – Mix
  • In a smaller bowl, combine melted butter, egg nog, and molasses – Mix
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix until slightly combine. Add the Egg. Mix until well combined
  • Scoop into liners, filling each one about 3/4 full. Set aside. (We thought it was easiest to this with an ice cream scooper)

Streusel

  • In a small bowl add flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter
  • Stir until crumbly
  • Sprinkle on top of each muffin
  • Bake muffins 18 – 20 minutes – Muffins will appear slightly darkened from molasses
  • Allow to cool for 5 – 10 minutes

Egg Nog Glaze

  • In a small bowl add confectioners sugar, egg nog, and pumpkin pie spice
  • Mix until well combined
  • Drizzle over each muffin