Simple Homemade Christmas Gifts: Cinnamon Sugar Vanilla Compound Butter Recipe

by Jennifer on December 14, 2011

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Yes, I have made some nice healthy savory meals this week but nope, I am not sharing them yet. Why you ask?

Well, based on the Google searches going on, more and more folks are getting into the kitchen, donning grandma’s apron and pondering what homemade gifts to give for Christmas so I am sharing some ideas. Also, I still get feedback on the Christmas compound butter I shared last year so here is another tasty compound butter recipe.

I envision this one being spread across some whole wheat toast or melting down a stack of sweet potato pancakes. Nosh on that image. Plus, to make it even prettier, I mixed in a few dashes of green and red sugary sprinkles.

Cinnamon Sugar Vanilla Compound Butter
1 stick of quality unsalted butter
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon quality vanilla
colored sugar sprinkles

1. Allow the butter to soften a room temperature.

2. Add the sugar through sprinkles and using a fork, incorporate all of the ingredients.

3. Now you can either: wrap the mixture in wax paper, forming a log and refrigerate for at least an hour or place the butter into a glass container and refrigerate for at least an hour.

4. Decorate or wrap the butter for gift giving but be sure to keep it chilled.

p.s. If you are the keep-it-simple type of DIY’er, consider this white chocolate bark with pretzels.

Tickled Red December 14, 2011 at 11:38 am

I am so noshing on that vision ;D Yum!

Mercedes December 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I love this idea! I usually think of savory compound butter ideas, but I love this sweet version!

5 Star Foodie December 14, 2011 at 10:21 pm

This compound butter sounds just lovely! Happy upcoming holidays to you and your family!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers December 15, 2011 at 7:21 am

Oh yum! I bet this would be wonderful on toast or shemeared on pastries! It’s so pretty!!

Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious December 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm

What a nifty little gift. I made something pretty similar to this the other day and I smeared it on some blueberry pancakes. It was heavenly.

Thanks for the gift idea!

Marly December 16, 2011 at 12:31 am

Ooh, I want to try this with Earth Balance buttery spread (vegan, you know). Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennifer December 16, 2011 at 7:33 am

Love the idea and I have a tub of EB myself.

Heidi @ Food Doodles December 17, 2011 at 4:31 pm

That is so pretty, and sounds delicious. I was thinking of making some honey butter, but I’ll be keeping your sprinkles idea in mind, it’s very pretty!

Haley @ Cheap Recipe Blog April 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Wow, this looks absolutely amazing! I have been experimenting with flavored butters recently – and have found that you can’t go wrong, no matter what you add to it!

Angela Johnson December 4, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Super yum! I will have to try these.

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