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I only have soft butter and need to know how much is 1 stick?

By Leah from Abilene, TX

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November 9, 20090 found this helpful

Well I always thought one stick was 1/4 cup.

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November 9, 20090 found this helpful

Well, things have changed during the past few months so it's going to depend on how old the recipe is. It used to be that a stick of butter was always 1/2 cup (or 8 tablespoons) but now a lot of companies are packaging the sticks in 1/4 cup (or 4 tablespoon) sizes.

I hope people start writing the actual measurement amounts from now on to reduce confusion.

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November 9, 20090 found this helpful

Any stick butter or margerine I have ever bought is the 1/2 cup sticks. I imagine the smaller sticks are good for some things or some people. I know where I live you can buy a carton of 6 eggs, instead of the full dozen.

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November 9, 20090 found this helpful

One stick = 1/2 cup. I just looked at a stick of butter in my freezer.

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November 10, 20090 found this helpful

According to the Betty Crocker conversion chart at beetycrocker.com, one stick of butter = 1/2 a cup. Here is the link if you want to pull the chart of conversion tables up for common ingredients.

http://www.bettycrocker.com/how-to/ ... n-Ingredients-Yields-Equivalents.htm

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November 10, 20090 found this helpful

I know the attached image is hard to see, but on every stick of butter that I have ever bought it is printed right on it. You can see the measurements printed on the edge. The last mark is for 1/2 cup.

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November 11, 20090 found this helpful

Leah, eight level tablespoons of soft butter will equal a stick, both come out to a 1/2 cup.

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