from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as short-cake .


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  • Baking 5 to 10 minutes longer will produce a firmer short-bread as it removes additional moisture and gives the shortbread a longer shelf life.

    The Christmas Cookie Cookbook

  • Foody Guru's heart shaped Almond short-bread cookies made me yearn to go back to those days.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • I tried the same thing with strawberries and regular short-bread the first time and it came out very well too.

    Banana Bread and Cream Cheese Dessert

  • "Oh, I see what you mean," said Miss Mallowcoid, speaking with her mouth full of very dry short-bread, "I didn't know he meant it in that way."

    Too Old for Dolls A Novel

  • Anyhow, I can make dandy short-bread and fruitcake.

    Rilla of Ingleside

  • The servant gaed in to Duffs the noo, an ', as ye ken fine, the manse fowk doesna deal wi' him, except they're wantin 'short-bread.

    A Window in Thrums

  • "Whaever's to preach the morn is to bide at the manse, for the minister's servant's been at Baker Duft's buyin 'short-bread -- half a lippy, nae doot."

    A Window in Thrums

  • Faith, it's like trying to butter short-bread with the thermometer at zero.

    We and the World, Part II A Book for Boys

  • The "loaf-bread" came from the baker's; so did the rare buns and baps, and the rarer short-bread for great and special occasions.

    Allison Bain, or, By a Way she knew not


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