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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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 Miglore got pretty tired of sugar by the end — except for chocolate queen Alice Medrich’s Nibby Buckwheat Butter Cookies with cacao nibs and buckwheat flour, an intriguing and not-too-sweet shortbread. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, " writer Kristen Miglore’s book ‘Genius Desserts’ includes several sweet Seattle specialties," 27 Nov. 2018 The breakfast menu includes donuts, shortbread, banana bread made with rice flour or Cream of Wheat, fried Puff Puff balls (that also can be eaten as an appetizer or snack), and sardine patties. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "Want to try Jollof rice and fufu? Check out KC's new African restaurant | The Kansas City Star," 7 May 2018 Several non-china items, such as souvenir wedding shortbread (£2.95), and a tea towel (£9.95), are also available. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie's Wedding China Reveals an Interesting Detail About Her Royal Monogram," 28 Sep. 2018 These buttery shortbread cookies are best when paired with a cup of tea (or a holiday cocktail). Instead of using cookie cutters, simply cute these red and green treats into bite-size pieces. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "The Easiest Recipe for Christmas Shortbread Bites," 19 Dec. 2018

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1801, in the meaning defined above

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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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