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These are my absolute favorite cookies. I love the powdered sugar and how they perfectly represent winter! My mom used to always make these when we were little, and I remember being covered with white sugar. Ed’s mom makes them, too, but I love this food processor recipe for them the best!
- 3/4 cup pecans
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small cubes and softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 2/3 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cup confectioner sugar
Pulse pecans in a food processor until finely ground. Add butter and process until smooth, about 1 minute. Add sugar and vanilla, and pulse to combine. Add flour and salt and pulse until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto foil or plastic wrap and shape into a log, about 1 1/2 inches wide. Wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 325°F. Slice log into about 24 disks, then roll into balls. Bake for 15 minutes until slightly golden. Dump confectioner’s sugar into a pie plate. Briefly cool cookies on a rack, then roll in confectioner’s sugar. Return cookies to rack and cool completely. Roll in confectioner’s sugar again.