Makes 4 dozen
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups pecans, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup of the sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and salt; beat until well blended. Stir in flour and pecans.
Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 15 minutes.
Remove from baking sheets. Immediately roll hot cookies in remaining 2 cups sugar. Place sugared cookies on wire racks to cool. When cool, roll again in sugar.