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       Title: 1996 2nd Place Winner: Shortbread Cookies
  Categories: Cookies, Holiday
       Yield: 48 servings
  
       4 c  All-purpose flour
       1 c  Light brown sugar, packed
       1 lb Unsalted butter; softened
  
     The 2nd place winner in the Chicago Tribune’s 1996 Annual Holiday
     Cookie Contest, a simple brown-sugar shortbread from Sandra Petrille
     of Naperville, Illinois.
   
     1. Heat oven to 325'F. Beat all ingredients in large bowl of electric
     mixer on medium-high speed until smooth, about 4 minutes.
   
     2. Divide dough into 4 pieces. Roll out 1 piece of dough at a time on
     lightly floured surface to 1/16- to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out dough
     with cookie cutters.
   
     3. Bake cookies on ungreased baking sheet until pale brown and
     slightly firm to the touch, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to cooling rack.
     Decorate as desired.
   
     Source: Chicago Tribune, December 4, 1996
  
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