Recipe number 123 is

1996 2nd Place Winner: Shortbread Cookies

The ingredients are:
4 cup All-purpose flour 1 cup Light brown sugar, packed 1 lb Unsalted butter, softened

The recipe yield is:
48 Cookies

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

Cookies; Holiday

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