You’d really like to whip up a dozen chocolate chip cookies after work, but you’re short on time and softening the butter slows your roll. Not anymore, thanks to this time-saving idea from The Kitchen.
What you need: A cheese grater and a frozen stick of butter.
What you do: Grate the butter just as you would a block of cheese. Let it sit for about 30 to 60 seconds, then proceed with the recipe.
This really works? Yep. The grated butter softens almost immediately. Not only that; it makes it super easy to combine with other dry ingredients like flour and sugar. (Yay, cookies.)