1 cup confectioners sugar, divided
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat the butter until it is light and fluffy.
Add 1/2 cup confectioners sugar and vanilla and mix well.
Add the flour, salt, nutmeg and pecans, blend well.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place 1 inch apart.
Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately start rolling the cookies into the rest of the powdered sugar. Place sugared cookies on a wire rack to cool. When cooled completely, roll again in the sugar.
If you want to make the cinnamon version, add 1/2 tsp. cinnamon to the cookie dough, then add another 1/2 tsp. cinnamon to the powdered sugar to roll the cookies in.
Yields 36-40 cookies
Adapted from mccormick.com