Valentine's Day Strawberry Muffins

These muffins get their name from the sliced strawberry on top that resembles a heart. Perfect for Valentine's Day or when you have too many strawberries.

Ingredients

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Mix lemon juice with as much milk as needed to measure 1 cup; let the soured milk stand for 5 minutes before using.

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Line 24 muffin tins with paper liners.

  • Cream together the butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar in a large bowl.

  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time; add the lemon extract.

  • Gradually stir in the lemon zest and soured milk.

  • Gently fold in the chopped strawberries.

  • Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in another bowl.

  • Stir the butter mixture into the flour mixture until dry ingredients are just moistened.

  • Fold in the chocolate chips.

  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups to about 2/3 full.

  • Place a strawberry slice atop each muffin and sprinkle with some of the 1 tablespoon white sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes before serving warm.


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