Honey cinnamon butter is the perfect way to add a little bit of fancy to the holiday table. All that’s required is 5 minutes and a mixer!Jump to Recipe
For The Holiday Table:
Honey cinnamon butter is the fastest way I know of to add a little bit of fancy to the holiday table. Slathering some on a dinner roll is a fast track to deliciousness. Serve in a little bowl all whipped up like my pictures or if you’re feeling ambitious, scoop some into a silicone mold and chill for a few hours for some fun shaped butter. (I’m thinking leaves for Thanksgiving but there’s always the classic lamb at Easter).
As A Food Gift:
Flavored butter makes an excellent food gift. It takes just a few minutes to whip up and then put it in a pretty glass jar with a ribbon and you’re good to go. You can pair it with some homemade bread or muffins if you’re feeling extra. It’s really nice because you can make big batches with the same amount of effort as a small batch.
Can I freeze my honey cinnamon butter?
Yes! That is one of the wonderful things about butter-you can freeze it and it’s just as good. This way you can make a big batch to give away as gifts or simply prep ahead of time so you don’t have to add ONE MORE THING to the holiday to do list at crunch time.
Freezing for an extended period of time: if you’re going to freeze your butter for more than a couple days, you want to wrap it really well. Butter has a habit of picking up odors from the freezer which become off flavors in your butter. I like to spread my butter out on a piece of wax paper and roll it up. Then, twist or tape the ends to create a nice seal. I then put the wax paper covered butter into a new zipper freezer bag. When you’re ready to thaw it, remove from freezer several hours before you need it.
Freezing butter for a short period of time: If you’re simply freezing your butter for a few days, you can just put it into a freezer safe container.
Freezing shaped butter: If you’re feeling fancy and you’ve shaped your butter (I once piped 400 roses out of butter for my sister’s wedding…) you’ll want to take a little more care when freezing. First, lay out all your butter shapes on a cookie sheet. Then flash freeze them (freeze them for 15-30 minutes uncovered. Next, place them in a freezer safe container with layers of plastic wrap between. When you get them out to thaw, immediately remove them from the container and spread them out in a single layer to thaw, do not let them thaw stacked on top of each other.
Honey Cinnamon Butter
- stick salted butter softened
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- If using a stand mixer, fit with paddle attachment. Beat butter until light and fluffy.
- Add in tablespoon of honey. Beat to combine.
- Add in teaspoon of cinnamon. Beat to combine.
- Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides of bowl and re-mix to be sure all the honey and cinnamon is incorporated.
Enjoy making fancy butter? Try my whipped orange honey butter for a citrusy twist! Need something to spread it on? I like to slather it on honey wheat bread or pumpkin cinnamon bread. (I’ve actually been eating this week on potato bread!)
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