short·​bread | \ ˈshȯrt-ˌbred How to pronounce shortbread (audio) \

Definition of shortbread

: a thick cookie made of flour, sugar, and a large amount of shortening

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Recent Examples on the Web Fill the pan with sesame seeds for Pimiento Cheese Crackers, poppy seeds for these cheesy guys, or coarse sanding sugar for shortbread cookies. Emma Wartzman, Bon Appétit, "7 Ways to Use A Loaf Pan That Don't Involve Cake," 22 Oct. 2019 Tipsy Pecan Tart: Pecan pie infused with Dubliner Irish Whiskey and baked in a buttery shortbread shell. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "The new State Fair foods and where to find them," 20 Aug. 2019 Goldsmith’s featured desserts included butterscotch budino with Scottish shortbread or summer berry tarte with pickled peaches and creme fraiche sherbet. Michael Mayo,, "Trouble sorting out 250 Miami Spice options? Try these 9 restaurants," 1 Aug. 2019 A few minutes later, Genea eats Lorna Doone shortbread cookies and sips ginger ale through a straw. Mark Curnutte,, "4 addresses in 4 months: This is what poverty looks like for this Cincinnati family," 10 July 2019 The homemade cookies are like a salute to Ambassador Orfila’s dual Argentine-American success stories: alfajores (South American shortbread sandwiches with dulce de leche) and peanut butter chocolate chip. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Orfila tasting room brings the flavors of wine country to downtown Oceanside," 27 June 2019 At iPierogi, located in the Food Building, south wall Tipsy Pecan Tart: Pecan pie infused with Dubliner Irish Whiskey and baked in a buttery shortbread shell. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Minnesota State Fair’s new foods include grits, lamb chops, duck wings and lots on a stick," 18 June 2019 Continue with another one-third of the ice cream, the remaining strawberries and shortbread, and then top with the last of the ice cream. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Homemade strawberry shortcake ice cream a magical summer treat," 13 June 2018 Wifey, last summer's pop-up gallery-café by Simone Shubuck, makes a reappearance, slinging ceramics, zines, Leaves and Flowers tea, and treats (walnut shortbread, mini ham sandwiches) by pastry chef Natasha Pickowicz. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Understory Is Bringing Plants, Natural Wine, and Science-Fair Enthusiasm to Brooklyn This Weekend," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of shortbread

1801, in the meaning defined above

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20 Nov 2019

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“Shortbread.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of shortbread

: a thick cookie made of flour, sugar, and a lot of butter or other shortening

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