Cinnamon Snickerdoodles

1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt

1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup almond, walnut, or pecan haves

In a large bowl, beat butter with 1 ½ cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Stir in butter mixture until combined. In a small bowl, combine1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, roll in cinnamon mixture. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Press nut into the top of each ball. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden on the bottom.
(Unbaked dough and baked cookies freeze well!)

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