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Cream Cheese Cranberry Muffins

Soft muffins made with cream cheese and fresh cranberries. Perfect for breakfast, brunch for Christmas and the holidays.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 package 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  •  In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. 
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in cranberries.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. 
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the muffins comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely.