short·bread | \ˈshȯrt-ˌbred \

Definition of shortbread 

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

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This Kölsch-style ale from Inglewood’s Three Weav3rs has a golden hue, shortbread-like malts, a dash of lemon, hints of pear and a peppery edge. Peter Rowe,, "In historic first, San Diego's SouthNorte partners with Tijuana brewery," 21 June 2018 One of the more popular recipes is lemon lavender shortbread, Moudry said, which gives kids the chance to crush the lavender and zest the lemon. Allison Bagley, Houston Chronicle, "Have picky eaters in your home? Take them to cooking class," 3 July 2018 Layer one-third of the ice cream in a container (at least 1-quart, with a lid), then half the strawberries and half the shortbread. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Homemade strawberry shortcake ice cream a magical summer treat," 13 June 2018 Cashmere Ousside was made with the relatively new Cashmere hop, a blend between Cascade and Northern Brewer hops that gives the beer a tropical and floral flavor profile that slightly clashed with the shortbread. Daniel Barnes, sacbee, "Thin Mints and beer? Pairing Girl Scout cookies with craft brews an unusual treat | The Sacramento Bee," 1 Apr. 2018 Roman’s decision to beat salted butter into her shortbread wasn’t so calculated. Charlotte Druckman, sacbee, "In a churn of events, salted butter is back | The Sacramento Bee," 8 May 2018 DESSERT Gold Tsunami's chef Salita Natasine Ginger honey berry sorbet, black tea shortbread cookies dipped in white chocolate ganache with strawberry dust. Ann Maloney,, "Going to a NOWFE's grand tasting? The winning dishes are....," 22 May 2018 The bags came with wedding souvenirs and welcome letters from Meghan and Prince Harry, as well as a bottle of Windsor Castle–branded water, a chocolate coin, some shortbread, and a 20 percent off coupon for the castle gift shop. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "Some Royal Wedding Guests Are Selling Their Gift Bags on eBay," 21 May 2018 Members of the public attending the wedding receive a gift bag containing a commemorative chocolate coin, a fridge magnet, some shortbread, a bottle of water and a voucher for money off at the gift shop. Kate Samuelson/windsor, Time, "Meet the Ordinary Guests and Super Fans at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding," 19 May 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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