Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

"Mix up the flour, then you'll be fed. Mama's little baby loves shortnin bread." My grandfather used to sing that to me when I was a kid. I'd never seen a recipe for the famed "shortnin bread" until I started digging around for some very old, Southern recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter with the brown sugar. Add the flour a bit at a time until mixed well.
  3. Roll out to 1/2-thickness and cut into "ladyfinger"-like slices. Place on a greased pan and bake for 20 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Cool completely.


Most Helpful

This was good. It was so easy to put together and I loved the slight sweetness and the buttery taste. Good recipe!

coconutcream April 02, 2006

My Mama used to sing me the "Shor'nin' Bread" song when I was a child, so I just had to give this recipe a try! They were very good, not too sweet with a somewhat dry texture, perfect for dipping! My DH loved them too. Thank you Redneck Epicurean for posting this recipe and for bringing back a wonderful childhood memory!

Kim D. September 16, 2006

I'm sorry to report that this one was a complete failure...It's such a simple recipe, I'm not certain what the problem was...I will try it a 2nd time and see if there is any change in the results...I will update this review if the results improve upon redoing...

Cookin'withGas June 07, 2006

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