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. When Canning you have to sterilize the mason jars, do you do that or can i just put the mixture in the jar after it’s made?

  2. 4 years to the day after you posted this recipe, I find myself making a double-batch as part of my “all handmade” Christmas gifts.   I’ve gotta say, this is the most delicious thing I have eaten in a long time!  Wow… I think I’ll be keeping more than I give away.  LOL
    Thanks for sharing on Pinterest!
    Karin Hoag

    1. It’s still a great recipe 4 years later! I’m so glad you liked it Karin! All handmade Christmas sounds pretty fun. Great idea! Thanks for commenting!

  3. I made this exactly as written. My family thinks I am a genius! Tastes EXACTLY like Texas Roadhouse. Adding to the Thanksgiving dinner menu. Thank you!

  4. I freeze my butter packages. Can you freeze the Honey Cinnamon Butter. I’d like to make it now so I’m not rushed finishing other projects later. Thanh you, Alicia

    1. I think this is a wide mouth 1 pint jar Trish! But I certainly couldn’t fit a whole batch in here.

    1. Hey Saida! It will definitely taste different and have a different consistency, but it will still be good!

    1. Hey Jake! The powdered sugar helps with the texture and makes it more honey-butter instead of buttery-honey, if that makes sense. And I never called this a health recipe :) It’s meant for special occasions!

    2. Ok, I’m cracking up right now thinking that someone was trying to make cinnamon butter into a healthy recipe, lol!! Oh man. That is too funny. Even if all you used was straight up butter and honey, that’s straight up fat and sugar. A little more sugar (with your fat and sugar) in something this indulgent isn’t gonna matter much. ;)

  5. I LOVE this! It’s perfect as neighbor/Christmas/friend gifts. Everyone raves over the deliciousness!

    1. I agree Lois! Who can say no to a little jar of butter all for themselves! Nothing says love like butter :) Thanks so much for your comment Lois. Have a great Monday!

  6. This is so amazingly delicious. My friend gifted it to me at Christmas and I had to have the recipe. It reminds me of cinnamon spread that we had as kids but soooo much better. I will be making this again and again.

    1. Yay! So great when you find recipes that bring a little nostalgia with it :) Thanks for the feedback!

  7. This is so amazing! I received it as a gift and it was gone in a few short days! Made it myself tonight. Wondering though if there is something to substitute for the powdered sugar???

    1. I’m so glad you like it Callie! I’ve never made it any other way, were you hoping for a healthier option? I’m really not sure what you could replace it with.

  8. Hi! Can I opt out the powdered sugar and add more honey into it instead? I wonder would this affect the texture or will it be ok to make it sans powdered sugar? And how many more honey do you think I should add if that’s the case. :)

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!

    1. Hey Jill! I’ve never tried it that way so can’t say for sure. Let me know how it turns out!

  9. This is very good. Mine separated a little in the fridge though, and it was pretty runny, even when cold. I am not sure why, but it was okay, and maybe even preferred.

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