My namesake and home chef extraordinaire taught me this super simple cookie recipe a few years ago, and I have been making it every winter since. These cookies are seriously addicting.

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (plus about 1/2 cup for rolling)
  • 1 teaspoon Rodelle Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted, finely chopped (in a food processor)
  1. Beat the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the 1/4 cup powdered sugar and Rodelle Vanilla Extract and mix to combine.
  3. Beat in the flour and pecans until completely combined.
  4. Roll the dough into a ball and wrap with plastic. Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  6. Roll about a tablespoon of dough into a ball and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat, placing dough about 1/2-inch apart.
  7. Bake until the bottom is lightly golden browned, about 15 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes, then roll each cookie in powdered sugar and let cool on a cooling rack.