Royce’s dad gave these muffins along with the recipe to us as a Christmas gift. They were SO good I just had to share. They are very dense and very rich, so I suggest making them in the “mini-muffin” tins because I think if they were big “normal sized” muffins, they wouldn’t really be as good.
There’s a funny story behind this recipe. A long time ago, Royce’s dad’s neighbor made this recipe up herself. She shared it with a friend. The friend liked it so much, he took the recipe to his friend who was a baker. Together, the friend and the baker cooked up some muffins and took them to Macy’s department store and Macy’s – when it was a glorious store like Neiman Marcus – actually contracted with the baker to carry the “Country Club Muffins” in their department store for a time. The little “mini muffins” cost $10.00 for a 1/2 dozen. If I remember the story correctly. The owner of the recipe found out and was MAD that her recipe had been stolen and sold and profited by her friend, but since she never copyrighted te recipe – there was nothing to be done. Since then, she’s released the recipe to whomever and told everyone the story. Now I hope I told that story correctly. BTW – the recipe originated in Waco, Tx.
This recipe is also available online in various locations – but we got it from the original creator! On a handwritten index card no less. So cute! Enjoy! I love serving these for breakfast with fresh fruit and raw, organic milk! YUM!
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons melted butter
Mix ingredients by hand and pour in greased and floured muffin tins. **I used Baker’s Joy**
Bake at 300°F for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Makes 2 dz. muffins.