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What does one stick of butter equal in cups?

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One stick of butter equals about 1/2 cup. Some recipes will give butter in cups, but will also include measurements for the sticks. Some websites will even convert certain measurements to make it easier to follow the recipe.

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What does one stick of butter equal in cups?
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U.S. butter is typically sold in packages of 1/2-pound or 1-pound sticks, although you can get tubs of butter meant more for spreading on bread than for baking. The butter sticks are individually wrapped and weigh about 1/4 pound, or 1/2 cup. The wrapping over the butter includes various measurement breakdowns so it is easier to take the exact amount needed for the recipe.

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