1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
½ cup pecans, finely chopped
¼ cup powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (see note).
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, mix on low until well blended and batter becomes light.
Using a cookie dough scoop, shape the dough into 12 equal-sized balls (about 1½ inches) and place on prepared sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, until cookies begin to lightly brown at the bottom edge. Cool 5 minutes, then remove them to wire racks. Dust the cookies with additional powdered sugar. When cool, serve or store cookies in tins for up to 1 week.
Cook's note: There are many different brands of parchment paper on the market. Make sure you choose a paper that can tolerate high baking temperatures.