Prep and Cook Time: about 1 1/4 hours. Notes: The hint of spice in these cookies makes them a good choice for a holiday cookie plate. You can store them airtight for up to 1 week.

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Yield:
Makes 40 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, or in a food processor, beat or whirl butter, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, and the vanilla and flour until smooth and well blended. Stir in pecans.

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  • Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls and place about 1 inch apart on buttered or cooking parchment-lined 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.

  • Bake in a 300° oven until cookies are pale golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes; if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes.

  • In a shallow bowl, mix remaining 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar with cardamom. Gently turn warm cookies in powdered sugar mixture, a few at a time, then set on racks to cool. When cool, coat cookies again with powdered sugar mixture.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Nutrition Facts

99 calories; calories from fat 55%; protein 0.8g; fat 6g; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 11g; fiber 0.3g; sodium 47mg; cholesterol 12mg.
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