If you are like me, sometimes you don’t read the directions to a recipe fully, you just read the list of ingredients. That happened to mine this weekend. I needed to have 3 sticks of butter softened. I turned on my oven and took out my frozen butter. I placed the butter on the edge of the stove where it is hottest. As the oven preheats, the butter also softens. I also did any other prep work for the recipe to make sure it was good and soft. Just make sure you take the butter of the stove before it melts!