Country Crock Created a Buttery Stick You Don’t Need to Soften

Meet your new baking BFF that will make life a whole lot easier.

Butter; Stick Of Butter; Country CrockPhoto: Taste of Home

‘Tis the season for Christmas cookie baking galore! You love the tradition of mixing, rolling and, of course, taste testing, but between the office holiday party and Christmas shopping for the kids, you barely have time to breathe, let alone whip up a batch of Peanut Butter Blossoms. And that annoying step of waiting for the butter to soften is precious time you just don’t have.

There’s a New Baking Ingredient in Town

Fear not, busy bakers. Country Crock just released a new butter-like product that, gasp, doesn’t even need to soften. That’s right…it’s ready to go straight out of the fridge. How exactly does it work, though? Simple: The new Country Crock Buttery Sticks are made with some sunflower oil. Plus, they’re available in both salted and unsalted versions so you have an option for any recipe you want to make.

How to Use It

You can use it just as you would a regular stick of butter (it’s a 1:1 ratio) and it has the same creamy texture you need for that perfectly baked Christmas cookie. And we promise it tastes just as delicious. Same taste in half the time? Yep, we are all about that, especially when your annual holiday party starts in less than an hour and you haven’t even started baking!

It may not seem like much but using the Country Crock Buttery Sticks could save you a half hour that you can now spend on wrapping that big pile of presents. Plus, we all know the struggle of getting all your ingredients out and starting to mix everything together, only to realize your butter is still rock hard.

Bring Buttery Sticks to the Table

It doesn’t just have to be for baking, either. Why not put out one of the rich and creamy Buttery Sticks with some warm homemade rolls for your Christmas Eve dinner? It’s super spreadable, super tasty, and superior to that tub of margarine you always resort to.

Christmas should be a time of happy memories and delicious treats, not stress and ruined cookies. And thanks to Country Crock and its ingenious Buttery Sticks, your holiday season just got so much easier (and sweeter!). We can’t help but wonder why no one thought of this sooner…

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Amanda Tarlton
As both a freelance lifestyle writer and editor for a national teen magazine, Amanda spends most of her time creating #content. In those (rare) moments when she's not at her desk typing furiously, she's likely teaching a hot yoga class, reading the latest chick-lit or baking a batch of her famous scones.