Pecan Tea Cookies

1 cup butter
2 cup powdered sugar, unsifted
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 egg yolk
1 tbs water
Pecan halves

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, salt and nutmeg. Add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Shape into small balls. Place on greased cookie sheet. Mix egg yolk and water. Brush each cookie with egg mixture. Lightly press pecan half on top of cookie. Bake in 350-degree oven 12 to 15 minutes. Makes 60 cookies.

Courtesy of Powdered Sugar Cookies from the C and H Sugar Kitchen by Jean Porter

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