Do you have room for some honey butter on your holiday table? Let’s make some! Honey butter is creamy and utterly irresistible. It’s sweet and a little bit salty, which always sends me back for more. It looks dazzling on the table, and it makes everyone’s eyes light up.
In fact, honey butter is so easy to make that you can whip it up for a special dinner any time of year. Start with softened butter and it’s ready in five minutes or less.
This recipe tastes extra-special thanks to a little sprinkle of cinnamon. Finish it with a little drizzle of honey and a light sprinkle of salt for bonus points in flavor and visual appeal.
I’m telling you, if you’re looking for a last-minute holiday meal menu item, definitely bring honey butter. It’s not a cop-out contribution; it’s a revelation!
Honey Butter Tips
Honey butter is super simple to make. You’ll find the recipe below, but here are some quick tips before you get started.
Softened butter is key
Start with softened butter and your honey butter will be ready in 5 minutes! Softened butter is key to your honey butter’s success because hard butter won’t blend and melted butter won’t whip. Leave a stick of butter on the counter to warm up to room temperature for a half hour or longer.
How to soften butter in a hurry
If you need your cold butter softened now, take advantage of your microwave—place a stick of butter, still in its wrapper, on a plate. Microwave for 10 seconds, turn it over, microwave another 10 seconds. Repeat if necessary, turning each time, just until your thumb leaves an impression on the butter. Then it’s ready! (I wouldn’t suggest this method for a baked good, but honey butter is forgiving enough.)
If you have salted butter…
This recipe is designed for unsalted butter. If you have salted butter, no problem, just don’t whip additional salt into the butter. Finishing the honey butter with a light sprinkle of salt is still a good idea.
Watch How to Make Honey Butter
Honey Butter Serving Suggestions
Honey butter makes these treats taste extra special:
- Dinner rolls or crusty bread
- Flour tortillas (warmed + spread with honey butter + rolled up)
- Muffins or biscuits
More Honey Butter-Flavored Goodness
If you love honey butter like I do (and who doesn’t, really?), try these recipes on Cookie and Kate:
- Honey Butter Cornbread
- Roasted Carrots (variation #3)
- Stovetop Popcorn (honey butter option provided under recommended seasonings list)
- Toasted Oatmeal (top with butter and honey)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: ¾ cup 1x
- Category: Condiment
- Method: Whipped
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
This honey butter is so easy to whip together! A final drizzle of honey and sprinkle of salt make it utterly irresistible. Recipe yields about ¾ cup—double it for a crowd.
- One stick of unsalted butter (4 ounces or 8 tablespoons), softened
- 3 tablespoons honey
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon fine salt
- For garnish: Drizzle of honey, and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt or kosher salt
- In a 2-cup liquid measuring cup (or other small, shatter-proof mixing bowl with tall sides), combine the softened butter, honey, cinnamon and salt.
- Using a hand mixer, whip the ingredients together until the butter is light and fluffy.
- Transfer the mixture to a small serving bowl. Lightly drizzle honey on top, followed by a little sprinkle of flaky salt or kosher salt.
- Serve promptly, or refrigerate for later (let the mixture come back to room temperature before serving). Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days.
Change it up: The cinnamon is technically optional but quite nice. You might enjoy other warming spices, like pumpkin spice blend, a dash of nutmeg or even some freshly ground black pepper. Maple syrup will work in place of the honey.