Shortbread vs butter cookies
to all the bakers out there...is there a difference?
Also where do sugar cookies fit in?
It's all about flavor and texture! Generally, shortbread cookies have the highest ratio of butter to flour. Butter cookies still have a lot of butter, but have a higher proportion of flour. Sugar Cookies have a greater flour ratio and are therefore a more sturdy cookie, which makes them good for decorating.
Shortbread is butter, flour, and sugar. They are dense -- lots of butter, and no leavener. Butter cookies are, I presume, a cookie that uses butter as its fat. But sugar cookies are normally a plain flavored cookie, but with a leavener.