brown sugar shortbread from "Cooks"

You can find the recipe in “Cooks Illustrated Holiday Baking” (Holiday 2009) magazine page 35

I enjoy this magazine, and the recipes are reliable.  The magazine is a little like AB – the articles explain how and why the recipe works, and what doesn’t work.

These do get somewhat hard, so be sure to cut them soon out of the oven.

just mixed:

press into the pan, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and score deeply:

just out of the oven (I didn’t score deep enough):

cut; recipe states 12 slices; I cut into 16:

aren’t the points pretty!!!