- 1/3 cup butter
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (not sifted)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
Cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl; stir to combine. Sift flour mixture over butter mixture. Add vanilla extract and milk; stir until dough is smooth. Mix pecans into dough. Refrigerate dough for several hours to overnight.
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.
Turn dough out onto floured work surface and knead until workable. Roll out into a sheet about 1/4 inch thick and cut into circles with a cookie cutter. Arrange cookies on a cookie sheet.
Bake until lightly golden, about 10 minutes.