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                       Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : Nola Restaurant, New Orleans (from “Bon Appetit,” 9/97)
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           unsalted butter -- room temperature
    1      cup           packed light brown sugar
    2      cups          all-purpose flour
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
    1      tablespoon    sugar
    1      teaspoon      ground cinnamon
 
 Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Lightly butter 9 springform pan.  Using
 electric mixer, beat 1 cup butter in larger bowl until light and fluffy.  Add
 brown sugar and beat well.  Using rubber spatula, mix in flour and salt (do
 not overmix).  Press dough into prepared pan.  Combine sugar and cinnamon in
 small bowl.  Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over dough.  Cut dough into 12 wedges,
 using ruler as guide and cutting through dough.  Pierce each wedge several
 times with toothpick.
 
 Bake until shortbread is brown, firm at edges and slightly soft in center,
 about 1 hour.  Cool shortbread completely in pan on rack.  Remove pan sides.
  Recut cookie into wedges.
 
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 NOTES : Can be prepared 2 days ahead.  Store in airtight container at room
 temperature.