What is shortbread


Features: shortbread biscuit

The butter biscuit can consist of different doughs, usually it is a hard biscuit dough or a shortbread dough. The butter biscuit in particular is a hard biscuit dough. The dough is not hard, as the name suggests, but is particularly firm and elastic. 100g shortbread biscuits contain 467 kcal or 1954 KJ, 19g fat, 6g protein and 69g carbohydrates as well as 2.2 mg iron, 12mg magnesium, 282 mg sodium, 111 mg potassium and negligibly few vitamins.

Origin: shortbread

A biscuit is originally an English piece of pastry that is one of the long-life baked goods. The first butter biscuit was made in France in 1886. The (Leibniz) butter biscuit was developed in Germany in 1891 by Hermann Bahlsen.

In 1995 another butter biscuit variant was brought onto the market. A round biscuit with a filling, also known as a prince's roll.


Use: Shortbread

The shortbread can be used as an ingredient in various cakes. Or you can enjoy the shortbread straight away. In Germany, 9 kg of biscuits are consumed per person per year.

Storage: Shortbread

It is best to store in a cool, dry place until use and only open the packaging before consumption. The shelf life is relatively long according to the best before date. Once the packaging has been opened, it is best to keep the cookies airtight.

Health shortbread

Shortbread biscuits are a good choice for in between meals. Shortbread biscuits contain plenty of calcium, magnesium and iron. The nutritional information for 100 g shortbread biscuits contains the following nutritional values: protein 6 g, fat 19 g and 467 calories.

Shortbread season:

The shortbread is a year-round product.

Butter biscuit taste: typical butter taste


What is special about the butter biscuit

Today there are biscuits from many manufacturers and not only in Germany. There is hardly a country in the world where the cookies are not known and many people just love them. Perhaps that is precisely why they are available in many different shops such as gas stations, stalls, discount stores, supermarkets, etc.

A shortbread biscuit is basically rectangular in shape. It is made from wheat flour and consists of at least ten percent butter. What is striking about its shape is that it has small teeth all around, which, however, can appear in different numbers depending on the manufacturer. A shortbread biscuit from a well-known company usually tastes very intensely like butter and is nice and crispy. A shortbread from a no-name company usually tastes less like butter, is often baked darker and is sometimes so crispy that it sometimes crumbles.

In which packaging are shortbread biscuits, what do they cost?

Almost all shortbread biscuits, and it does not matter which company they are from, are in narrow, oblong-looking packaging. The content is usually 250 grams, which is around 30-35 pieces. So that the shortbread biscuits do not lose their taste and freshness, they are packed airtight in a kind of fresh-keeping paper. The paper is usually thick enough so that the biscuits cannot break. In order to preserve the aroma and quality, it is advisable to close a package tightly after opening it. A shortbread looses taste and crispness if left in the air for too long. The simple shortbread biscuit is one of the most affordable pastries on the market. 250 gram packs cost between 0.89 and 1.29 euros, depending on the manufacturer.

Innovations on the butter biscuit market

For a few years now, shortbread has not only been available pure, but also coated with milk chocolate or dark chocolate. The traditional pure butter taste of such a biscuit appears slightly different, but it can still be tasted that it is a shortbread biscuit. In terms of shape, something has changed in some cases, because butter biscuits are no longer only available in a rectangular shape, but now also in an elongated shape. The elongated shape is a shortbread biscuit that is about ten centimeters long, has many teeth and can only be obtained with a chocolate coating.


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