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Pecan Snowflake Cook­ies

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WORK­ING TIME 40 min­utes TO­TAL TIME 2 hours, 45 min­utes (in­clud­ing chill­ing and cool­ing) MAKES about 3 dozen (var­i­ous sizes) 1 cup pecans

1 cup con­fec­tion­ers’ su­gar, di­vided

1 cup (2 sticks) un­salted cold but­ter, cut into small pieces

1 tea­spoon pure vanilla ex­tract

2 cups all-pur­pose flour, spooned and lev­eled, plus more for work­ing

1/8 /2 tea­spoon kosher salt

1 tea­spoon ground cin­na­mon

1. Pulse pecans and

3/4 cup su­gar in a food pro­ces­sor un­til finely ground, 10 to 12 times. Add but­ter and vanilla. Pulse un­til smooth, 14 to 16 times. Add flour, salt, and cin­na­mon. Process un­til com­bined, 15 to 20 sec­onds. Roll be­tween parch­ment pa­per to 1/4-inch thick­ness. Chill un­til firm, 30 min­utes or up to 2 days.

2. Pre­heat oven to 350°F. Line two bak­ing sheets with parch­ment pa­per.

3. Us­ing a floured snowflake­shaped cookie cut­ter, cut out cook­ies and place on pre­pared bak­ing sheets, spac­ing 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake un­til lightly golden brown around the edges, 7 to 10 min­utes. Cool on bak­ing sheets on wire racks.

4. Dust with re­main­ing 1/4 cup con­fec­tion­ers’ su­gar.

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