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This is a list of shortbread biscuits and cookies. Shortbread is a type of biscuit or cookie traditionally made from one part sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour as measured by weight. Shortbread originated in Scotland; the first recorded recipe was by a Scotswoman named Mrs McLintock and printed in 1736.

Several varieties of shortbread exist, including mass-produced shortbread. Some stray from the classic recipe by adding ground rice or cornflour or cornstarch in addition to white wheat flour to alter the texture. Others may add salt to the ingredients, or split the sugar into equal parts granulated sugar and icing or powdered sugar.

Shortbread biscuits and cookies

  • Berger Cookies – made and distributed by DeBaufre Bakeries, they are topped with a thick layer of chocolate fudge that derives from a German recipe, and are a cultural icon of Baltimore, Maryland. Its recipe was brought to America from Germany by George and Henry Berger in 1835.
  • Black and white cookie – a soft, sponge-cake-like shortbread which is iced on one half with vanilla fondant, and on the other half by chocolate fondant.
  • Caramel shortbread – a biscuit confectionery item composed of a rectangular shortbread biscuit base topped with a very soft caramel filling and a milk chocolate topping.
  • Countess – small, slightly sweet shortbread that is typical of Guianan cuisine, the cuisine of French Guiana
  • E.L. Fudge – an American snack food manufactured by the Keebler Company
  • Empire biscuit – a sweet biscuit popular in the United Kingdom, particularly Scotland, and other Commonwealth countries, it is also popular in Northern Ireland.
  • Ghoriba – a round, shortbread cookie prepared in the Maghreb and other parts of the Middle East
  • Hello Panda – a brand of Japanese biscuit, manufactured by Meiji Seika
  • Jammie Dodgers – a popular British biscuit, made from shortbread with a raspberry or strawberry flavoured jam filling. Currently produced by Burton's Biscuit Company at its factory in Llantarnam.
  • Jodenkoek – Originating in the Netherlands, a big, flat, round shortbread cookie with a diameter of about 10 centimeters (4"). It is claimed to have been first baked in the 17th century, and these cookies were advertised by bakeries as early as 1872.
  • Kourabiedes – Greek shortbread
  • Lorna Doone – a brand produced by Nabisco
  • Ma'amoul – a shortbread pastry in Arab countries filled with dates, pistachios or walnuts (or occasionally almonds, figs, or other fillings)
  • McVitie's – produces the All-Butter Shortbread brand of biscuits
  • Nankhatai – shortbread biscuits popular in India and Pakistan.
  • Polvorón – a type of heavy, soft and very crumbly Spanish shortbread made of flour, sugar, milk, and nuts, specially almonds.
  • Qurabiya – a shortbread-type biscuit originating from Iranian Azerbaijan, usually made with ground almonds. Several regional variations exist.
  • Repostería – a Mexican type of shortbread-like cookie that's lightly baked and dipped into a cinnamon sugar blend until the cinnamon sugar surrounds the cookie. These are often served with coffee or hot spiced Mexican chocolate.
  • Royal Dansk – a brand of butter cookie produced in Denmark by the Kelsen Group since 1966, and widely exported in a distinctive blue tin featuring an image of the Hjemstavnsgaard farmhouse on the island of Funen
  • Sablé – a French round shortbread cookie that originates in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, in Sarthe
  • Sandies – a shortbread cookie. A commercial variety is manufactured by the Keebler Company
  • Viennese Whirls – a soft shortbread biscuit, commonly filled with buttercream and jam
  • Walkers Shortbread – a Scottish manufacturer of shortbread, biscuits, cookies and crackers
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