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

Examples of shortbread in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hefty and gorgeous aromas of red plums, red cherries, blueberries and shortbread. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 22 May 2022 Next up was Insufficient Clearance, a 5% IPA, with the Girl Scout’s Trefoils, a no-frills shortbread cookie. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, 23 Mar. 2022 The sandy texture of these shortbread-like cookies comes from semolina flour, made from durum wheat, which is usually used for pasta. Magdalena O'neal, Sunset Magazine, 25 Feb. 2022 This bland no-frills shortbread cookie is crisp but will leave you with a dry mouth, so have a glass of milk or coffee on hand. cleveland, 15 Feb. 2022 The flavors of pine and smoked vanilla meet coconut and oak milk, balanced by black pepper cardamom shortbread cookie chunks in these scoops that are entirely plant based—and yes, that means no dairy. Sunset Magazine, 26 Apr. 2022 Colectivo also will donate 20% of the Prospect cafe's afternoon sales to Sunflower of Peace, and the chain's 20 locations are donating 100% of sales of their blue and yellow shortbread cookies to the nonprofit. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Mar. 2022 As King Arthur discovered, European butter made shortbread greasier and scones flatter, as there was less water to evaporate and create steam for lift. Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 Who eats shortbread cookies other than at Girl Scout cookie time? cleveland, 15 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of shortbread

1801, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

26 May 2022

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“Shortbread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shortbread. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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