12/05/2011 03:22 pm ET | Updated Aug 31, 2012

11 Christmas Cookie Recipes With Nuts

Nuts shine in cookies because they play nicely with so many other flavorful ingredients, like chocolate, coconut and even dried cranberries. And each type of nut -- almond, walnut or pecan, for instance -- will add its own special note to your next batch of holiday goodies.

From timeless Walnut Crescents to chunky and decadent Chocolate and Pecan Macarons, we rounded up our 11 best nutty cookie recipes just in time for the onslaught of December festivities.

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Nutty Christmas cookies