1. Prepare Basic Holiday Cookie (on www.familycircle.com) dough, with the following changes: Substitute 2/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar for all the granulated sugar; stir 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans into dough.
2. Shape the dough into two 11-inch rolls. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until well chilled. Cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place on baking sheets. Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.