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Shortbread vs butter cookies

hungryann Oct 27, 2007 04:57 PM

to all the bakers out there...is there a difference?
Also where do sugar cookies fit in?

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    meta RE: hungryann Oct 28, 2007 11:24 AM

    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.


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      hungryann RE: meta Oct 28, 2007 06:31 PM


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      willownt RE: hungryann Oct 28, 2007 07:24 PM

      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.

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