Yield: 4 dozen
2 C all-purpose flour
1 C (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed
3/4 C powdered sugar, divided
2/3 C pecans, finely chopped (or nut of your choice)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
Line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl or mixer, cream butter and 1/2 C powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
Add vanilla, flour, and salt. Mix until dough begins to come together.
Fold in nuts and mix until just incorporated. Don’t over mix. If dough gets over worked, place it in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes before continuing.
Scoop 1 Tbsp of dough and roll into 1-1 1/2" balls. Place on lined baking sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes, or until bottoms are just browned.
Let cool 2-3 minutes.
Fill a shallow bowl with remaining powdered sugar.
Roll cookies in sugar until coated. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
Re-roll cookies in powdered sugar and serve.