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How to Soften Butter

Many cookie recipes call for softened butter, but no one has time to wait for butter to soften. We'll show you an easy trick for how to soften butter in no time.

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Wanna know how to soften butter in a jiffy? We've got an easy trick. Use the defrost setting on your microwave. First, place your stick of butter in the microwave and set your microwave to defrost or 30% power. Turn your butter once at 8 seconds. When time is up, check that your butter is soft but not melted. If it is melted, just re-chill that stick and start over with another stick using less time. Microwaves do vary. And that's it. In just seconds, you've got Perfectly softened butter you can use to make cookies and you didn't have to sit around all day waiting for your butter to soften.