Have you ever decided to bake cookies and then realized that you need “room-temperature” softened butter? Of course you didn’t pull the butter out ahead of time because you just decided to bake cookies.
This happens to me all the time. I used to try to microwave the butter but it would either almost melt or not be soft enough.
Then I heard this awesome tip for how to quickly soften butter. It’s one of those this-is-so-easy why-didn’t-I-think-of-this-myself kind of tips.
Put your stick of butter with the wrapper still on in the microwave.
(Just make sure it’s not a foil wrapper!)
Heat for 4 seconds on high.
Flip it to the next side and heat for 4 more seconds.
Do this for each side for a total of 16 seconds. The time ma vary ever-so-slightly depending on your microwave power.
The result will be a slightly squishable stick of butter that is softened just right!
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— Erika (@Erika105) March 10, 2012