Well, the UK certainly loves shortbread! Check out this article that talks about how the nation voted shortbread its favorite biscuit.
Prime minister Nick Clegg did not vote shortbread his favourite bikkie. I have, personally, always been a fan of the chocolate digestive. McVitie's and tea remind me fondly of living in NYC with my former husband who introduced me to so many British delights.
I think Vermont needs a favorite cookie challenge. And of course Vermont Shortbread Company needs to be at the helm.