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Delicious  Almond Joy cookies made with coconut, chocolate, and almonds. They taste like the popular candy bar Almond Joy bars. These cookies are absolutely scrumptious!

Almond Joy cookies plated
Delicious crunchy chewy and satisfying.

Almond Joy candy bars are one of my all time favorites! Whenever I need a quick candy bar fix it’s always my go-to treat.

Almond Joy cookies had to happen.

I found this Almond Joy cookie recipe from Facebook on my newsfeed several years ago. We’ve been making them ever since.

Almond joy cookies that are scrumptious and so very delicious!
Almond joy cookies that are scrumptious and so very delicious. Great foodie gift or fundraisers.

I just love how easy and quick these are to whip together. They are perfect for snacks and a tasty treat with morning coffee.

We’ve been making these cookies for years now. My two year old is addicted to them. So are the grown ups.

I love setting them out for parties. They freeze well so I can just pull a bag out of the freezer and set them out.

More Cookie Recipes to Try:

Looking for more cookie recipes? We have MANY great cookies for all seasons and events. Here’s a few of our favorites.

These little gems of flavor are perfect holiday cookie recipe. They make a good party food contribution, bake sale fundraiser recipe or teacher gift.

Make these delicious bites of yum as Almond Joy Christmas Cookies. Put them on a party tray or Box em up cute and gift them to your friends.

Almond Joy Cookies on a wooden board
Bake them until just slightly done for a soft chewy texture.

These cookies last for days in your cookie jar without going stale. REALLY good lunch box and after school cookies too. All the kids love these coconut chocolate chip cookies with nuts.

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Almond Joy Cookies Recipe Notes:

These cookies are very simple to make. Like most chocolate chip cookie recipes Almond Joy Cookies are a quick mix and bake drop cookie.

This cookie recipe is a great Christmas cookie recipe, large batch cookie for fundraisers, freezer, lunchbox, after school treat or any party recipe.

ingredients for almond joy cookies on a counter
Ingredients for almond Joy cookies

TIP: This cookie dough is STIFF. You can start these in your stand mixer but you will need a strong large mixing spoon and some muscle to complete the mixing. DON’T add extra liquids. They will bake perfectly if you make the recipe exactly as written.

almond joy cookie dough balls on a baking sheet
Roll the dough into one inch balls and space evenly on a prepared cookie sheet.

Baking Tips:

TIP: For the most evenly sized cookies with the best shape. Roll them into one inch balls as shown OR scoop them with a cookie scoop so the drops are about the same size. This will give best baked results.

Any bakers perfect cookie is open to debate. Are you a crispy cookie lover or is soft and gooey your preference?

I happen to fall in the soft gooey cookie camp. I bake these cookies until JUST barely browned and then I remove them and let them finish on the cookie sheet a few minutes before removing to the cooling racks.

TIP: For a crisper cookie leave them in a few minutes longer. Don’t walk away from the first batch. Watch it until you know how long it takes your oven to get the doneness just right.

The Process:

This is a simple drop cookie recipe. But we prefer to roll these cookies since the dough is stiff.

Tip: prep your baking sheet with parchment or silicone mats for easy removal after baking.

They are SO simple to make and people LOVE them. BUT cut the recipe in half unless you want to freeze some or serve a large crowd.

Listed Process:

  1. Preheat oven
  2. Rough chop your sliced almonds.
  3. Mix together sugars, butter, eggs and vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Beat with an electric mixer until they are combined.
  5. Add in the flour mixing well in between additions.
  6. Finally stir in by hand the chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and the sliced almonds.
  7. Drop cookies dough on prepared baking sheet . Use a cookie scoop for the most even size.
  8. bake cookies for 9-12 minutes or until they are just starting to turn brown.
  9. Cooking times may vary based on your oven, keep a close eye on your first batch so you don’t burn them.
  10. Remove to cooling rack. Cool to room temperature.

If you like cookies that are well done bake them at 350 for 10-12 minutes. If you enjoy softer cookies then bake them at 350 F for 9-10 minutes.

Almond Joy Cookies
Delicious cookies made with coconut, chocolate, and almonds. They taste like the popular candy bar Almond Joy’s.They are absolutely scrumptious!

Freeze Them:

This recipe makes a LOT. 65 cookies more or less depending on how big you make them. So it’s perfect for baking ahead for the holiday season and freezing.

Freezing Instructions:

  1. Bake and COMPLETELY cool the cookies.
  2. Lay the cookies flat on a baking sheet with parchment paper (not touching).
  3. Freeze them an hour or so until solid.
  4. Remove the frozen cookies to your ziplock freezer bags (or freezer proof containers) and carefully stack the cookies so they don’t break.
  5. Use wax paper to make layers in the bag so the cookies don’t stick together.
  6. Label the bag with recipe name and date.
  7. Store them in your freezer up to two months.

Defrost Instructions:

  1. Remove the bag from freezer.
  2. Lay the cookies on your party tray, arrange them in your gift box with parchment between the layers or stack them in your cookie jar.
  3. Let them defrost naturally.
  4. Do NOT microwave them or they will become an awful blobby mess.

Your Printable Recipe Card:

Coconut chocolate Chip cookies
Yield: 65 cookies

Almond Joy Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Delicious  Almond Joy cookies made with coconut, chocolate, and almonds. They taste like the popular candy bar Almond Joy’s, absolutely scrumptious!

Ingredients

  • 3 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 Cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 Cups sliced almonds-rough chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Mix together sugars, butter, vanilla extract, eggs, baking soda, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer until they are combined.
  3. Add in the flour mixing well in between additions.
  4. Finally stir in by hand the chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and the almonds.
  5. Place cookies dough on well greased cookie sheet (I use a spoon to drop them on the cookie sheet in 1 inch round balls)
  6. bake cookies for 9-12 minutes or until they are just starting to turn brown.
  7. Cooking times may vary based on your oven, keep a close eye on your first batch so you don't burn them!

Notes

Baking Notes:

Adjust the baking time to suit your taste preferences and your oven. They will finish soft in 9 minutes. Crispy in 12 minutes. Depending on your oven..

Freeze Them:

This recipe makes a LOT. 65 cookies more or less depending on how big you make them. So it's perfect for baking ahead for the holiday season and freezing.

Freezing Instructions:

  1. Bake and COMPLETELY cool the cookies.
  2. Lay the cookies flat on a parchment lined cookie sheet (not touching) and freeze them an hour or so until solid.
  3. Remove the frozen cookies to your ziplock freezer bags and carefully stack them so they don't break.
  4. Label the bag with recipe name and date.
  5. Store them in your freezer up to two months

Defrost Instructions:

  1. Remove the bag from freezer.
  2. Lay the cookies on your party tray, arrange them in your gift box with parchment between the layers or stack them in your cookie jar.
  3. Let them defrost naturally.
  4. Do NOT microwave them or they will become an awful blobby mess.

Nutrition Information

Yield

65

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 188Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 19mgSodium 90mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 2gSugar 17gProtein 3g

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Recipe adapted from: cantstayoutofthekitchen.com

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Patricia

Wednesday 30th of August 2017

I made these today and baked them for 10 min at 350 degrees. They came oiut perfectly delicious. I was sure to let them cool on the pan before moving them to the rack.

Kayti Lavergne

Wednesday 30th of August 2017

HI Patricia! Thank you so much for taking the time to review the cookies! I'm so glad you liked them and they turned out so well! :)

J Edwards

Thursday 22nd of December 2016

I just made these cookies with white chocolate and I used coconut extract.... excellent I halved the recipe not sure if I would like it since only one comment mentioned making them. But I did and I am truly pleased beyond compare.thank you for sharing

Kayti Lavergne

Thursday 22nd of December 2016

Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! I am so happy you enjoyed these cookies! They are one of my favorites! :)

Sharon

Tuesday 15th of November 2016

I had some coconut flour, so I used 1/2 regular flour and 1/2 coconut flour. The cookies are fabulous but the coconut flour made the cookie dough dryer. So I had to roll them into a ball and then flatten then. Somehow it needs more liquid if you use coconut flour, just now show how to adjust the recipe. Will definitely make these again.

Kayti Lavergne

Tuesday 15th of November 2016

That's wonderful Sharon! What a good idea using coconut flour!

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April @ Girl Gone Gourmet

Thursday 27th of August 2015

I'm starting to feel the baking bug - must be because Fall is right around the corner - definitely want to add these to my must make list! Good tips about the baking temp - I'm an ooey-gooey cookie girl, too ?

Kayti Lavergne

Thursday 27th of August 2015

Me too April! These cookies are just the ticket to start off your fall baking :)

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