2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted, plus more for sprinkling on the cookies
1/4 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans (or other nuts)
Preheat oven to 350, and prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix the shortening, confectioner’s sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla . Slowly add in flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Fold in pecan bits.
Chill dough for 30 minutes.
Using a tablespoon, measure out dough and roll into balls (or other shapes). Place on prepared cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes, until just slightly browned. Cool for about 10 minutes before sprinkling confectioner’s sugar on top.