How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pecans in a metal roasting pan and roast in the oven until just toasted and smelling nutty, about 8 minutes; set aside to cool. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a mixer, beat together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until lightened and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla extract and salt; beat to combine. Add cinnamon and flour, and incorporate on low until no dry pockets remain. Add pecans and stir to incorporate pecans into dough.
Scoop and shape 1 1/2 inch balls of dough and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Use the bottom of a glass or ramekin to press down on a ball until it creates a disc that’s 1/2-inch thick. Repeat with remaining dough balls.
Bake, rotating halfway through baking, until the edges are set and just begin to take on color, 18 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.