In my latest blog post I talk about sharing your story. This recipe was given to me by a neighbor when I lived in Indiana. She brought them to my house as a ” welcome to the neighborhood ” gift. They were delicious and just what I needed to feel like I could begin a new chapter of life. For two years we shared stories and recipes. Kathy is no longer with us but her stories and generosity live on. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

INGREDIENTS

3 cups  all-purpose flour

 1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 stick butter, softened

2 eggs

1 cup milk ( can substitute with soy or almond milk)

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups mixed berries ( blueberries, strawberries and raspberries )

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 1/2 tablespoons sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 12 -18  muffin cups with paper liners ( depending on if you want small or large muffins)

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then add the softened butter and mix with an electric mixer. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Mix well. Gently fold in the berries.

In a small bowl, mix together softened cream cheese and 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar until smooth. 

Scoop a heaping tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup. Add a small amount of cream cheese (about a teaspoon)  – Top cream cheese with another spoonful of batter. Sprinkle with coarse sugar or pink colored sugar if desired.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy!

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