I have been making herb butter and Cranberry orange butter to give as neighbor gifts this year and I am so happy with how they have turned out. I didn't have to bake a million cookies and I was looking for something savory and unique and this was the perfect thing!
The tags and baking twine just finish the cute butter logs off perfectly. You can find these super cute gift tags on Lia Griffith blog she has sooo many cute things to download and print at home you really should check out her blog! These tags are on a PDF that allows you to change the names on the to and from!! They are hosted on world label ready to edit and print off from a PDF file how nice is that!
The herb and cranberry orange butter are just about the easiest things to make in your Cuisinart!
I used butter from Costco because they had the best price on butter. I used 4 sticks at once in my Cuisinart mixed with fresh herbs. I used about 1/4 cup chopped Thyme and Rosemary but you can use whatever combination you like. You can't go wrong with fresh herbs of any combination.
For the Cranberry Orange butter I used about 1/2 cup or more of fresh cranberries, 1 tsp of orange rind, 1 Tbsp orange juice, 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and mixed it in the cuisinart and it turned the pretty pink color.
You can watch my video of how to make the perfect sized little butter logs and watch until the end and see my blooper reel....
just keeping it real!