Makes 2 1/2 dozen

Serve these nutty, mildly spiced bites alongside cheese and fresh fruit for a light appetizer.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add flour and next 5 ingredients, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in chopped pecans. Wrap dough with plastic wrap; chill 1 hour.

Step 2

Shape dough into 2 (9-inch-long) logs. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill 1 hour.

Step 3

Cut dough into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place rounds on lightly greased baking sheets; top each round with a pecan half.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned; remove to wire racks, and let cool completely.

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