Scottish in origin, cookies made of flour, sugar and butter (sometimes cornstarch or rice flour are used to create a drier texture) that melt in your mouth. They are baked very slowly and evenly to make sure the full flavor of the butter is baked through.
A sweet, rich butter biscuit.
A rich crumbly cookie made of butter, flour, and sugar. The classic way of making shortbread is to press the dough into flat decorative molds and cut it into wedges after baking.
A sweet biscuit, fairly dense and rich in butter. Eaten on its own or used as a base for tarts.
very rich thick butter cookie
A butter-rich cookie from Scotland, often seasoned with lemon, cinnamon, ginger, almonds, and cumin.
Shortbread is a type of biscuit (cookie) which is traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts plain white flour, although other ingredients like ground rice or cornflour are sometimes added to alter the texture. Shortbread is so named because of its crumbly texture (from an old meaning of the word short). The cause of this texture is its high fat content, provided by the butter.