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Compound Butters: The Perfect No-bake Holiday Gift

Photo Above: 5 Seasonal Compound Butters at The Fromagette

Does the idea of making a ton of cookies, cakes and other sweet treats for your friends and family this holiday season seem a little daunting? Holiday baking can be a time-consuming, nerve-racking process. Why not make it a little more simple and unique by making some simple compound butters? These butters would make perfect gifts on their own or are great in a little basket along with a few other gourmet sauces and spices. The gift of food is that perfect gift for the person that has everything.

Here are 20 more compound butter recipes that would make great gifts.


  • Orange Cranberry Walnut and Lemon Chanterelle Parsley Compound Butter 1 of 12
    Orange Cranberry Walnut and Lemon Chanterelle Parsley Compound Butter
    Here are two amazing compound butters, both perfect for the holidays.
    Find these recipes at Food for my Family
  • Christmas Compound Butter 2 of 12
    Christmas Compound Butter
    Cranberries and herbs make this compound butter the ideal Christmas gift.
    Find this recipe at Savoring the Thyme
  • Cinnamon Sugar Vanilla Compound Butter Recipe 3 of 12
    Cinnamon Sugar Vanilla Compound Butter Recipe
    This festive compound butter would be perfect on Christmas morning to go along with some homemade waffles or pancakes.
    Find this recipe at Savoring the Thyme
  • Cranberry, Cinnamon and Herb Compound Butter 4 of 12
    Cranberry, Cinnamon and Herb Compound Butter
    This would make a very nice trio of herb butters for gift giving.
    Find these recipes at She Wear's Many Hats
  • Garlicky Herbed Compound Butter 5 of 12
    Garlicky Herbed Compound Butter
    Lots of garlic along with fresh herbs make this compound butter irresistible.
    Find this recipe here
  • Dill Compound Butter 6 of 12
    Dill Compound Butter
    Talk about the perfect compound butter for fresh salmon, yummy!
    Find this recipe here
  • Sage Coumpound Butter 7 of 12
    Sage Coumpound Butter
    What a delicious holiday flavor for butter.
    Find this recipe at Creative Culinary
  • Cranberry-Orange Butter 8 of 12
    Cranberry-Orange Butter
    This butter couldn't be more simple and impressive.
    Find the recipe here at Mississippi Kitchen
  • Basil and Orange Confit Compound Butter 9 of 12
    Basil and Orange Confit Compound Butter
    The unique combination of basil and orange make this butter very special.
    Find this recipe here at Burnt Carrots
  • Cilantro Lime Compound Butter 10 of 12
    Cilantro Lime Compound Butter
    I love this Mexican-inspired compound butter, how good.
    Find this recipe here at Good Life Eats
  • Kalamata & Mint Butter plus 5 more compound butter recipes 11 of 12
    Kalamata & Mint Butter plus 5 more compound butter recipes
    I love olives, but never thought of incorporating them into a compound butter,. What a marvelous idea!
    Find these recipes here at Cookin' Canuck
  • Burgundy Butter 12 of 12
    Burgundy Butter
    This is the best way to top a steak, more specifically a filet. Too good!
    Find this recipe here at Bell'alimento

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