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Stop Waiting Around for Your Butter to Soften This Baking Season

published Oct 31, 2018
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It’s that time of year when we happily lean into the urge to stay cozy, turn on the oven, and start baking. Whether it’s taking advantage of pumpkin and apple season, churning out cookies or cakes for the holidays, or just acting on a desire to surprise friends and family with something homemade, Country Crock® Baking Sticks are a baker’s best friend. Made out of sunflower oil, these sticks make baking that much easier since they don’t require any softening and can be used straight out of the refrigerator.

(Image credit: Ghazalle Badiozamani)

No Softening Means No Pre-Planning

The tricky part to many baking recipes is when they call for softened butter. When you’re trying to bake something at the last minute or if you simply forgot to take it out of the fridge earlier, that extra time it takes for the butter to come to room temperature puts a big, annoying pause in your baking. Country Crock Baking Sticks stay nice and soft so that all you have to do is preheat the oven and start measuring out your ingredients. Toss them into the mixer with the sugar and start beating away for fluffy cakes, chewy cookies, and even creamy, spreadable frosting.

(Image credit: Ghazalle Badiozamani)

Using Country Crock Baking Sticks

Country Crock Baking Sticks not only provide great buttery flavor, but can also be used as a one-to-one substitute for butter in any recipe. Just use the same amount — no need to convert anything or fiddle with the recipe in any way.

It’s worth loading up on baking sticks as you would other pantry staples, like flour and sugar. No need for softening means you can answer “Yes!” and be a hero when your kids come clamoring in with a baking project and you want to spend some quality time baking together. Or imagine waking up in the morning, having a craving for muffins, and being able to throw together a batch right away! Aprons on — bring on the baking marathons!

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