What's the difference between a butter cookie and a shortbread cookie?


Novice Foodie
Can anyone break down for me real quick the difference between butter cookies and shortbread cookies? I keep mixing them up. Like, isn’t shortbread supposed to be denser, crumblier due to more butter or something? But then, what sets butter cookies apart? Would appreciate any insights here!
Both yummy, but different! :) Butter cookies are softer and a bit sweeter while Shortbread are denser and crumblier, with more of that buttery taste 😋🍪
Shortbread cookies are typically denser and crumblier and is all about that buttery richness and melt-in-your-mouth texture. On the other hand, butter cookies are a bit lighter and more tender, with a smoother texture. They're still buttery, but they usually have a bit less butter and might include other ingredients like eggs or milk. Both are delicious in their own way! 🍪
Butter cookies are lighter and crisper, while shortbread cookies are denser and more buttery. 🍪🧈 Both are delicious, but the texture and richness set them apart. Try them both and see which one melts your heart! 💕