5 Genius Butter Hacks Everyone Should Know

Get a (better) grip with these tricks.

1

Cutting

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Photo by Melinda Josie

To chop butter into small pieces quickly (for pie dough or dotting on vegetables), place about 4 tablespoons of cold butter in an egg cutter. Slice, rotate a quarter turn, and slice again.

2

Measuring

When you unwrap a new stick, cut the entire thing into tablespoons. That way, you’ll know exactly how many tablespoons you have left for cookies and cakes.

3

Spreading

To make cold butter spreadable for toast, sliver pieces off the stick with a Y-shape vegetable peeler.



4

Greasing

For mess-free greased pans, rub a butter wrapper around the inside. (Save your empty wrappers folded in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.)

5

Softening

To soften cold butter quickly, place it in a plastic bag and smack it with a rolling pin until it’s malleable.