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Herb Butter Cut-Outs Recipe

Herb Butter Cut-Outs Recipe

Add this flavorful herb butter to your holiday spread for an adorable festive look. It's easy to make using your favorite holiday cookie cutters, and its unique shape is sure to spark conversation. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons fresh minced chives
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Spread butter to 1/4-in. thickness on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; refrigerate until firm.
  • 2. Cut out butter using a 1-in. cookie cutter; gently transfer to another waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. Yield: about 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 butter cut-out equals 67 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.