Marzipan Muffins

I was messing around in the kitchen this weekend trying to figure out a way to use up the tube of almond paste that had been sitting in my pantry for, oh, a year or so. I decided to try and make marzipan muffins. Much to my surprise (since I relied on no recipe), they came out quite delicious. I was too lazy to take photos-also, they're just sort of beige and boring looking. You could sprinkle some sliced almonds on top to jazz them up if you chose.

Ingredients:

1 stick butter, softened.
1 tube almond paste
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1tsp baking soda

1. Preheat oven to 350. Cream the butter and sugar. Break almond paste up into small pieces and add to butter mixture. Blend as much as possible. If your almond paste is stiff like mine, you'll probably have small pieces that won't blend. That is A-OK.

2. Add the eggs and beat with a mixer til well blended. Now add the milk and do the same thing.

3. Add the flour and baking soda, mixing til just combined.

4. Spoon into lined muffin cups (fill about 3/4 full). Bake until just starting to brown on top and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

This made about 16 muffins.

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