Almond Joy Cookies

by Lana Stuart on December 20, 2013 · 5 comments

Almond Joy Cookies

I’m not a baker. There. I said it. Oh, I do it, but it’s something that I just don’t usually enjoy. It’s fiddly. It’s picky. It’s too exact. Baking requires specific measures and patience. Oh, there’s the problem. Patience.

Not being a baker is a real disadvantage at this time of year. Everyone I know is baking cookies right and left and I’m kinda like…ehhh. I’ll make some candy instead.

If I ever do bake cookies, it’s something really easy to mix together and drop by spoonfuls. None of that chilling and slicing stuff for me. So when I saw this recipe recently on Facebook, I thought hmmm…maybe I could do that. This is one of those recipes that has been passed around so many hundreds of times that no one knows where it started. I wish I knew who to credit for it, but I have no idea. If you’re reading this and find that it’s your one-and-only, honest-to-goodness original recipe that no one else ever thought of before in the history of the world, please do let me know. I’ll be happy to amend my post to credit your talent.

These really simple, easy to make Almond Joy Cookies use milk chocolate, coconut, and almonds. Just like the candy bar. I even enjoyed making these. Mix them up and drop them. Easy-peasy.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets.

Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla.

Stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until well combined.

Mixture for Almond Joy Cookies

Stir in the chocolate chips, coconut, and almonds.

Almond Joy Cookies ready for the oven

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 9-12 minutes. If baking more than one cookie sheet at a time, switch places with the cookie sheets halfway through baking.

Cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. This recipe makes about 3 dozen.

Enjoy!

Almond Joy Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: About 3 dozen.

Almond Joy Cookies

Milk chocolate, almonds, and coconut combine in this delicious cookie with the taste of an Almond Joy.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups (about 12 oz.) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sweetened, flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips, coconut, and almonds.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 9-12 minutes. If baking more than one cookie sheet at a time, switch places with the cookie sheets halfway through baking.
  6. Cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

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1 Ordinary J December 20, 2013 at 2:08 pm

You are absolutely a baker, just look at all the goodies you baked!!! I would love to try these cookies:)

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2 Lana Stuart December 20, 2013 at 8:10 pm

I hope you will give them a try. They’re extraordinarily easy and very delicious.

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3 Miss P December 21, 2013 at 6:06 am

It’s genetic. I am also not a baker. If I do try something, it is usually an item that is a “whole that can be cut into pieces” — a cake, a pie, bar cookies, something like that. The repetition to prepare cookies over and over is more than my capabilities, especially at this time of year. But, with this recipe, hope springs eternal! I may bake yet.

These look great and include my favorite flavor combinations. Thanks.

Miss P

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4 Terra December 30, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Great minds really do think alike, wait till you see what I post tomorrow. Baker or not, your cookies look and sound fantastic!!! Hugs, Terra

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5 Lana Stuart December 31, 2013 at 9:32 am

Aw, thanks Terra. Baking isn’t my favorite thing but I manage okay with really simple recipes like this. Can’t wait to see your new post!

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