Measuring Butter

How to measure out your butter accurately.

Butter wrappers are printed with measurement information on them to keep it simple. One stick equals ½ cup or 8 tablespoons. If you find yourself without the wrapper for reference, the following conversion table will help:

Cups Sticks Pounds Tablespoons
¼ ½ 4
½ + (1 ⅓ Tablespoons)   5 ⅓
½ 1 ¼ 8
1 + (2 ⅔ Tablespoons)   10 ⅔
¾ 12
1 2 ½ 16
2 4 1 32

Please note that whipped butter cannot be measured by volume.