can i use my microwave to soften butter for sugar cookies?

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    alicia bustosposted 8 years ago

    can i use my microwave to soften butter for sugar cookies?

  2. ncmonroe1981 profile image61
    ncmonroe1981posted 8 years ago

    One would think so, huh? But unfortunately, even with the "defrost" setting, I have never managed to do better than softening half of the butter and melting the other half...even with incredibly short cooking periods. Of course, I don't know how your microwave is, but I recommend just doing it the old-fashioned way, as time-consuming as it is, you'll get a better result, and a lot less hassle.

  3. Silver Poet profile image75
    Silver Poetposted 8 years ago

    I have always had good luck softening butter in the microwave.  The key is to keep the setting low and to keep the time short, repeating at several intervals, such as 30 seconds, rest a minute, 30 seconds, rest a minute, etc.  If the butter separates you can stir it to a nice consistency.

 
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