It calls for 2 sticks of butter, but is that whole sticks or half sticks? How many cup(s) exactly??

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Rachel G. April 3, 2017
Actually I know for a fact that Land-O-Lakes makes whole sticks(1 cup) and half sticks (1/2cup)
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C S. April 3, 2017
not to argue but I think those half-sticks are 2 oz each so 1/4 cup.
 
Molly C. April 2, 2017
It would be 1 cup - 16 tablespoons of butter
 
Rachel G. April 2, 2017
Perfect thank you! I just know some butter comes in 1 cup sticks and 1/2 cup sticks.
 
ChefJune April 3, 2017
I don't think so, Rachel. I've been baking for 70 years and have never seen 1-cup sticks. All of them are 4 ounces - 1/2 cup.
 
Molly C. April 2, 2017
It's two whole sticks - lots of butter!
 
Rachel G. April 2, 2017
So 2 cups? I just wanna make sure :-)
 
PieceOfLayerCake April 2, 2017
A stick is nearly always 4 oz. which is a ½ c....so the recipe is calling for a cup, or 8 oz. of butter.

Its such a mystery to me why anyone measures butter by sticks or cups, though.
 
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