Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

There used to be a nursery rhyme: "Mammy's little baby loves short'nin', short'nin', Mammy's little baby loves short'nin' bread. This recipe will make more of a shortbread cookie that requires very cold milk or a good cup of tea. From the Southern chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix flour and sugar; work in butter.
  3. Place on a floured board and pat to 1/2 inch thickness.
  4. Cut into desired shapes, place on baking pan and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden.