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.