Lemon Muffins

I just noticed my last three posts have all had a citrus-y ingredient. So I'm a bit obsessed...

This one is a favorite of mine. My mom made these growing up and they would be inhaled before they had even cooled down. They are best hot out of the oven.

Lemon Muffins

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, separated
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tsp lemon rind (optional)
additional sugar for topping

Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in egg yolks and beat until light.

Mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture alternately with lemon juice.

Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into muffin mixture along with lemon rind, mixing just until ingredients are blended.

Fill greased muffin tins about 3/4 full. Sprinkle each muffin with a bit of sugar if desired. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until muffins are golden.

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