When I get an inkling to make cookies or any other treat that requires "softened butter" I am often frustrated with the wait. I like instant gratification and winter weather in New York does not lend itself to quick butter softening. ( I've tried the microwave, but the results are never consistent and usually it melts the butter a tad too much, thus I end up waiting for it to harden again in the refrigerator, which means even more waiting.- I want my treat now!!)
A few weeks ago I expressed this dilemna to my good friend Denise, and she shared a very interesting tip with me....
....When you need cold butter to be softened, stick it down your shirt (still in the wrapper people!) and let it rest for a little bit between your skin and your bra. It will quickly warm up to the perfect temperature!
Now I admit I was doubtful. I do not consider myself to be all that well endowed, so I wasn't sure my anatomy would have quite the warming power of some other women's. But, I am always willing to try new tricks. So today, when I started to make cookies, I put it to the test.
I kid you not, by the time I was done mixing the dry ingredients in a bowl, the butter was ready to go. It was awesome! I just stuck two sticks of butter right down my shirt and rotated them every few seconds and Wha-Lah! I will never wait around for butter again! I love boobies!
Thanks Denise. Your great wisdom has done it again!