shortbread

noun
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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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, "Food52.com 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 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to be married May 19 and the event has sparked a flurry of royal souvenirs, including tea towels, coffee mugs, booklets and even a commemorative tube of shortbread biscuits. Bill Daley, chicagotribune.com, "Harry and Meghan paper dolls capture the couple's love in advance of royal wedding," 2 May 2018 An example is the impromptu community that sprung up on Instagram Stories this past winter around a cookie — sorry, the cookie: Alison Roman’s salted chocolate chunk shortbread cookies from her debut cookbook, Dining In. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "‘Stories’ was Instagram’s smartest move yet," 8 Aug. 2018 These addictive little devils have a shortbread-like quality — crunchy, then melting on the tongue — but are made with olive oil, not butter, and the intriguing addition of red wine. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Milk Punch with Sesame Cookies," 29 Nov. 2012 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, sandiegouniontribune.com, "In historic first, San Diego's SouthNorte partners with Tijuana brewery," 21 June 2018

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1801, in the meaning defined above

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shortbread

noun

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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