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Peanut butter & pecan cookie sandwiches

Vegetarian

Refrigerated

1 Egg

Condiments

1/2 cup Peanut butter

Pasta & Grains

1 1/4 cup Oats

Baking & Spices

1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1 cup Brown sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 cup Flour
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 cup Powdered sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla

Nuts & Seeds

24 Pecan, halves

Dairy

11/16 cup Butter
2 tbsp Milk
  • Faye Grounds

    Baking trick: When you need softened butter - grate the butter while it is still hard, then mix with other ingredients as normal. It will soften quickly and perfectly and give an even dispersal of butter throughout the dough.(This link is actually for a recipe using grated butter*)

  • Pamela Burke

    Ready for a stroke of genius so intense it will make your head hurt? Take one of those hateful sticks of frozen butter and create the best recipe you’ve ever made. Bear with me. MY NEW FAVORITE BAKING TRICK: grate the butter while it is still hard, then mix with other ingredients as normal. [...]

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NEW BAKING TRICK: When you need softened butter - grate the butter while it is still hard, then mix with other ingredients as normal. It will soften quickly and perfectly and give an even dispersal of butter throughout the dough..

BAKING TRICK: When you need softened butter – grate the butter while it is still hard, then mix with other ingredients as normal. It will soften quickly and perfectly and give an even dispersal of butter throughout the dough.

How to soften butter quickly - for all those recipes that call for room temp butter!!

How To: Soften Butter Quickly

[grate butter instead of softening] I didn't pre-soften enough butter today for a batch of cookies and finally tried this method. And... it works perfect! I love a day when I can learn something new :) Use a rubber spatula to scrap any bits remaining on inside of grater to save your fingers. This method may even blend better than the "whole" softened stick. [The cookies turned out perfect!]

Can't wait for butter to soften? Grate it.

How to Soften Butter Recipes often call for softened butter, which mixes well with the other ingredients. Butter at this stage is also ideal for spreading on bread or stirring in seasonings to make flavored butter. Here's how to soften butter.

How to Soften Butter Quickly: Not with a microwave which may over soften or cause melting, but roll it between sheets of wax paper for perfectly pliable butter.

Softening Secret -- When you're ready to bake, waiting for cold butter to soften can seem to take forever. Here's how to hurry the process along: Over a mixing bowl, shred the amount of butter you need on a grater. The little pieces will soften faster than a solid stick. In no time, the butter will be bake-worthy.

Put your stick of butter with the wrapper still on in the microwave. 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. This may vary ever-so-slightly depending on your microwave power. The result will be a slightly squishable stick of butter that is softened just right!