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About cookies, cakes, and fat. What does the "short" mean in shortcake and shortbread cookies. Does it mean there's lots of shortening in those foods?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Short--

Yes, exactly.
They are made with large amounts of butter or shortening to make them crisp/flaky/crumbly. Remember fats are 9 calories per gram; so partake sparingly in amount & frequency.

In brief: Short--

Yes, exactly.
They are made with large amounts of butter or shortening to make them crisp/flaky/crumbly. Remember fats are 9 calories per gram; so partake sparingly in amount & frequency.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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