We were invited to dinner by our friend V and his wife. They are one of the few couples we know who are not in some form of a diet. They don't need to be... Such lucky people can indulge in luxuries like shortbread. Having never made shortbread before, I decided to spoil our friends with some. V is a man of old-fashioned tastes and prefers habituated food stuff. He likes Danish butter cookies, the kind that is sold in beautiful cookie tins in Sam's and Costco, particularly during holiday season. Shortbread is a slight departure from butter cookies but the taste is buttery all the same. This recipe by Emeril for brown sugar shortbread is an interesting choice since it has a faint cinnamony flavor cutting through the brown sugar butterscotchy base.
This makes 12 large wedges. But let me tell you, you would not want to eat such a huge, artery-clogging wedge. If you do, this might lead you to develop an aversion towards shortbread for another year. I cut each wedge into smaller pieces and I had around 48 small chunks.