How to Soften Butter Quickly

How to Soften Butter Quickly

Hello! It’s Kimberly from Night Owl and I’m back this month with another simple and helpful family tip! Last month, I shared my tried-and-true tips on how to prevent windshield cracks from spreading, and this month we’re moving into the kitchen: How to Soften Butter Quickly!

Now I love to bake. This is one thing (well, a lot) that my mother passed on to me. I don’t have much time to bake, but I know if you hang out at Lil’ Luna, you probably love baking too! So it’s important that you know this trick on how to soften butter fast! I always bake at the last minute. My kids want cookies, or I’m dying to whip a cake together, and of course I have butter (rule 1 is always have a staple on hand, right?), but of course the butter said above is icy cold . Almost every recipe I use calls for room temperature butter.

what to do? When the butter has a chance to warm up, will you call it quits or plan to cook for an hour from now? no way! First, grab the butter and I’ll share how to get it to room temperature in an instant. Because you won’t even notice you’re starting with cold butter! are you ready?

You cut it out. Yes, that’s it. Slice a stick or sticks of butter into thin slices, place them on a plate or plate while you gather the other ingredients, and after a few minutes it’s soft when you’re ready to use it in your recipe, Ready to go!

Now I know there are other ways to soften butter quickly. I’ve tried them all, I’m sure. You can also throw a stick in the microwave and heat it in 5 second increments to defrost, which also works great. Or you can try heating on a double boiler. But I personally find that I often use those methods to melt the butter a bit, for most recipes you want to avoid! So the real secret to quickly softening butter I’ve tried is this – cut it!

So next time you’re on the table with cold butter and 30 minute cookies, try it! You’ll be amazed at how quickly the butter softens and how perfect your baking will turn out!


This is awesome, Kimberly! I can’t tell you how many times I need to use room temperature butter quickly. This tutorial will come in handy! !

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