I posted this last year but it is a real keeper for holiday baking. Here it is again.
Makes 2 doz. cookies
- 1 cup flour
- pinch of ground cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup room temperature butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. pure clear vanilla
- 1/2-3/4 up toasted and chopped pecans
Prep: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together the flour, cinnamon and salt and set aside. In the mixer beat butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until very fluffy ( about 4 minutes). Stir in flour then the pecans to make a stiff dough.
On a floured surface, roll the dough into a log about ten inches long. Wrap tightly in parchment paper and refrigerate until firm. (three hours or better yet, overnight).
Unwrap dough and slice into 1/4 inch slices. Bake until edges start to brown. This should be about 12-15 minutes. Check, if they are starting to turn brown around the edges, remove from the oven. Do not burn. Cool and transfer to a rack.