To soften your butter, place the stick of butter on a microwave-safe plate and heat on high for 4 seconds. Turn so another side of the stick of butter is facing up and heat for another 4 seconds. Repeat for a total of 16 seconds.
To soften your cream cheese, just remove it from the foil and place it on a microwave-safe plate. Heat in the microwave for 10 seconds or until softened. It should be ready to add to the recipe!