Cinnamon Honey Butter is a fast and easy make-ahead topping for your fresh baked rolls this Thanksgiving or Christmas. Also makes for a great neighbor gift or hostess gift! Or heck even a treat yo self gift. Originally published November 24, 2014.

cinnamon honey butter in a mason jar.

Guys, we did it…we decorated for Christmas this weekend. I know, I know, let me have it. I really want to hear your exclamations about leaving behind Thanksgiving. Someone has to defend Poor Old Thanksgiving, or he might realize that he’s just a holiday with NO FEELINGS AT ALL. 

I was reading an old blog post of mine and came across this (from back when only my mom read this bloggy-blog. Hi mom!) (and yes, I am about to quote myself, get ready for this):

“Doesn’t Christmas time just make you want to hug everybody? In my personal heaven, it will be Christmas all the time. And don’t give me this “if-it-was-Christmas-every-day-it-wouldn’t-be-special” crap. This is heaven, people. Vegetables will taste like brownies. I will never have to apply eyeliner and my hair will always be done. There will be free samples of everything at the grocery store. And it will ALWAYS be Christmas.”

I am not going to be one of those old ladies wearing red hats with purple shoes. I’m going to be the one who never takes down her Christmas tree and wears peppermint perfume everyday.

Can’t Thanksgiving and Christmas be BFFs? Kind of like when you have a second baby and you feel really bad for your unborn child because, well, there’s no way you could love it as much as your first. But then you DO.

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cinnamon honey butter in a mason jar ready for gifting.

Why I love this Cinnamon Honey Butter Recipe!

Oh man guys. This stuff is so good. There is no baked good, be it humble toast or an elegant crepe, that isn’t better when you put this magical stuff on top. It’s even better than Texas Roadhouse butter (like no comparison). Plus it’s so easy that I can have it ready in minutes, for myself or because I need a quick gift that’s sure to delight. 

Honey Cinnamon Butter

This recipe is the perfect Thanksgiving-Christmas mashup. Because nothing could be more perfect to top your rolls this Thursday, PLUS these make awesome neighbor gifts for later in December. I mean, it’s not like you’re going to get tired of Cinnamon Honey Butter. It transcends boredom. I’ve heard this is just like the Cinnamon Honey Butter they serve with the rolls at Texas Roadhouse. I wouldn’t know because I’ve never been. Report back if you think it’s the same! (Update: I tried the Texas Roadhouse kind this weekend. It pales in comparison. Like, seriously, no competition.)

cinnamon honey butter in a mason jar with a Christmas gift tag.

Honey Cinnamon Butter Recipe ingredients

Here’s a quick shopping list to help you gather your ingredients. See the recipe card below for the full ingredients and instructions!

Salted butter

Powdered sugar



whipping cinnamon honey butter in a stand mixer; ingredients for cinnamon honey butter.

How to make Cinnamon Butter

Here’s a quick overview of how to make this cinnamon honey butter. Scroll down to the recipe card for full instructions!

  1. Use the whisk attachment on your mixer to beat the butter for 1 minute. 
  2. Add the powdered sugar, honey, and cinnamon. Beat on low until the powdered sugar is incorporated, then beat on medium for a bit.
  3. Scrape the sides and bottom, then beat again until it is smooth. Your butter is now ready to serve, store, or gift. 
cinnamon honey butter on a whisk attachment, cinnamon honey butter being poured into a mason jar.

Uses for Honey Cinnamon Butter

There are sooo many ways to use this butter. Here are a few of my favorites!

How to store this Cinnamon Butter Recipe

You can store this butter just the way you’d store normal butter. If you plan to eat it pretty soon, it’s fine to store it, covered, on the counter. If you want to save it for later or eat it over a longer period of time, put it in the fridge. Just like regular butter, you can also freeze it!

How long does honey butter last?

Butter lasts a long time. On the counter it’s good for a couple weeks, but in the fridge, it’s good for 3 months. You can freeze it for 6 months.

Serve Cinnamon Honey Butter with:

Big Fat Crescent Rolls, yeah <<–I’m hanging onto this title from yesteryear. Mainly because when you google “Big fat charlatan,” this is the top hit. I’ve made these rolls who knows how many times, they always turn out.

Samoan Coconut Rolls << this would be an awesome combo.

Aunt Shirley’s Famous Homemade Dinner Roll << these fluffy puffy morsels of delight are just begging to be slathered in honey butter.

Soft and Fluffy Parker House Rolls << made with instant potato flakes!

Sweet and Moist Cornbread Recipe << this cornbread is already so buttery…

Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits from Scratch << almost too decadent a combo to imagine.

Never enough butter!

Homemade Honey Butter Ambrosia from One Good Thing by Jillee

Citrus Whipped Honey Butter from Sand and Sisal

Crockpot Cranberry Butter from The View From Great Island

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Honey Cinnamon Butter (BETTER than Texas Roadhouse)

4.52 from 31 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 36 Servings
Cinnamon Honey Butter is a fast and easy make-ahead topping for your fresh baked rolls this Thanksgiving or Christmas. Also makes for a great neighbor gift or hostess gift! Or heck even a treat yo self gift. 


  • 1 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Use the whisk attachment on your mixer to beat the butter for 1 minute. (You can do this with regular beaters of course. Or a wooden spoon.)
  • Add the powdered sugar, honey, and cinnamon. Beat on low until the powdered sugar is incorporated, then beat on medium for a bit.
  • Scrape the sides and bottom, then beat again until it is smooth.
  • This recipe will fit into 6 4-ounce mason jars, or 3 half-pint mason jars.
  • Store this however you normally store butter. Put it in the fridge if you plan on keeping it for a while, or on the counter if it will be eaten within a couple days. Either way it should be served room temperature.


This will keep in the fridge for as long as butter keeps in the fridge, at least 5-6 months.
Source: This one’s all over the internets, but the first place I saw it was years ago on Fly Through Our Window


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Calories: 87
Keyword: butter, Cinnamon, Honey
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  1. I love Christmas so much. The way you expressed yourself in that old blog post is exactly how I feel at this time of year. I put up my Christmas decorations in the first week of November and I ain’t apologizing for it. Now if only someone would make me a few jars of this insanely ridiculously delicious cinnamon honey butter! I’m just going to print out a dozen copies of this recipe and leave them lying around. That’ll do the trick!

  2. Also, your reasoning for co-celebrating Christmas and Thanksgiving is hilarious, but I’m still not buying it. Haha. My family did leave Christmas lights up until March once though. It was kind of nuts.

  3. Excuse my while I blindly feel about for my eyes. The ones which JUST popped out of my head because of this cinnamon honey butter situation.

  4. Oh my gosh, this butter! Pass all the rolls and send over all the bread, because I’mmabout to butter allllll the things!

    1. I have several mason jars of honey that were locally grown/honey bee’s. They quickly started to turn to mostly/solid with signs of the liquid honey intermittently evident throughout. I don’t want to make this recipe and ruin it… Thoughts?! PS… I have been storing them in my basement on a shelf because… We all know that Honey never goes bad…

      1. I think it would actually work well in this recipe Marie! Although it might not be as smooth as it would have been. But it will still be delicious!

  5. Ribbons of luscious cinnamony goodness! I would buy loaves of bread as an excuse to eat this honey butter! Pinned!

  6. You are so on top of it Karen! Good for you for already decorating for Christmas. Now you can relax all of Thanksgiving break and enjoy your pretty house. I just love cinnamon honey butter, especially on cinnamon raisin bread. This would be a great hostess gift!

  7. We love Texas roadhouse! This looks so pretty. I will bring it to.Thanksgiving and report back! I think this should also go on pancakes or waffles!

  8. I can only imagine this on top of some WARM rolls! And yes, I’m the Scrooge who waits to put up the decorations until after Thanksgiving – but it can be a struggle sometimes… ;))

  9. Isn’t it awesome that I’m not the only one reading? What a great idea to give this butter as a gift to friends, I’m already making a list!

  10. Oh my goodness….just give me all of this butter and a spoon and I think I’m set for life. Ookay, on second thought, I will take 1 or 5 of those fat crescent rolls—just in case the butter doesn’t hold me very long. ;) Seriously swooning over here, Karen! Pinned

  11. FREE SAMPLES! I simultaneously love and hate Costco on Sundays just for this reason. If there were free samples EVERY day, you’d never have to battle the line of 5 people who all want to “grab a second for their spouse/kid/parent/made up other person.”

    Also – these photos are so beautiful, Karen! I love love love the way the light is reflecting off that cinnamon honey butter. I hope it glistens like this every time you open the jar. Mmmmmm…

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