Definition of shortbread
: a thick cookie made of flour, sugar, and a large amount of shortening
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Lavender, a staple of the Provence region of France, is the perfect addition to a tender shortbread cookie.
National Sugar Cookie Day Snag a sugar-shortbread cookie at Cookie Cousins.
It is made of an organic Earl Grey ice cream swirled with lemon curd and pieces of lavender shortbread.
Tarte au citron is one of the defining French desserts, and there are hardly any recipes more British than shortbread and lemon curd.
Classic shortbread generally doesn’t have any other flavorings beyond those of the core ingredients.
The customer bought gluten-free pancake mix, matcha green tea mix and shortbread cookies with dark chocolate filling.
Other options include shortbread, madeleines or your favorite crisp cookie.
Founder Willa Allen began baking her shortbread more than 30 years ago in her home in North Carolina, and later adapted the recipe to make cookies.
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Definition of shortbread for English Language Learners
: a thick cookie made of flour, sugar, and a lot of butter or other shortening
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