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butter hearts {diy}

September 20, 2013

Yesterday I shared a toasty, yummy fall drink that I garnished with cute little butter hearts.  It is a little embellishment that can be done ahead of time and adds a whole lotta ‘wow’ to your next butter garnished dish…or drink.

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Make you butter mixture by adding 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon sugar to a stick of softened butter.  Mix well.  Put the butter mix in the center of a piece of wax paper.

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Gently bring the ends of the wax paper together, and gently rub the paper between your thumb and forefingers (close to the butter) until the butter is settled in the middle and evenly distributed.  “Gently” is the key word here.  Pinch the top  to make a ‘teardrop’ shape.

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Place a pencil in the other side (the thick side, outside of the wax paper) to form an indentation the length of the butter.  Refrigerate this way until it is hardened.

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Once it is hardened enough, unwrap the butter and use a sharp knife to cut into slices.  The bottom/point of the heart should be up as you cut.  The hearts will break if the butter is too hard, so you may need to let it sit at room temperature for a minute.  Store your butter hearts in the refrigerator until you are ready to use.

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Super cute, right?  I think I will store this one away for Valentine’s Day next year!  Enjoy!

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5 Comments

  • Reply Becki W September 20, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    These butter hearts are awesome! Thanks for sharing and I am soooo pinning this.

  • Reply LUCY September 21, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    these are great Anne…I wonder if you could place the mixture in a tray and then cut out little pumpkins with a cookie cutter…hmmm….Thanks so much for sharing this…xo

    • Reply Anne September 21, 2013 at 10:30 pm

      I thought about the tray!!! That would probably work great…and open up a world of possibilities!

  • Reply PJ @ Planned in Pencil September 26, 2013 at 8:09 am

    So cute! I want one of these on a sweet potato STAT! Thanks for sharing it at the Pinworthy Project Party. I’ll be featuring this.

    • Reply Anne September 26, 2013 at 9:16 am

      Thank you! These would really dress up a dinner plate, right?

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