Almond Joy Cookies
Almond Joy Cookies are spectacular. Happy Valentine’s Day! I have a sweet treat that you will rave over today! I LOVED these amazing cookies! They are absolutely loaded with almonds, coconut, and chocolate chips. Chocolate lovers will adore these delicious candy-like cookies. For those who love coconut and almonds as well, then you can’t do any better than Almond Joy Cookies. On top of all that, these cookies aren’t particularly difficult to make and don’t take all that long either.
Several months ago, John saw a picture on FaceBook of Almond Joy Cookies and sent me the post. He thought I ought to give the cookies a try and I agreed. I tracked down the picture and recipe to its source and decided I needed to make them sometime. Well, that sometime came when one of his co-workers asked me to make some cookies for her wedding. I made a batch of these cookies, and wow, I’m glad I had to pack them off for wedding guests or I would have eaten ALL of them myself!….And this recipe makes a lot!
If you’re looking for a scrumptious cookie for holiday baking, parties, tailgating, baby or wedding showers, or just because you want to make a sweet for your sweetheart, then you need to make up a batch of these fantastic cookies soon. You will be hard pressed to keep your hands out of the cookie jar! And, everyone you share them with will want more, more more! Keep ’em coming!
Almond Joy Cookies are spectacular!
These cookies are loaded with 5 cups of chocolate chips, 2 cups of almonds, and 2 cups of coconut! WOW.
You will drool over these cookies for sure! Almond Joy Cookies pack a powerful punch of chocolate!
Here’s what I did.
Measure butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, and salt into a large measuring bowl.
Cream ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add almonds, coconut and chocolate chips. You really need a large bowl to stir all of these ingredients together.
Combine the ingredients with a wooden spoon. Roll mixture into golf-ball sized balls and place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Because mine were a little on the large side, it took 17 minutes for them to bake completely.
I made a batch of Almond Joy Cookies for a wedding….but I made sure I sampled one first!
Almond Joy Cookies are great for tailgating parties or anytime you have company.
These cookies aren’t overly difficult to make, but they do take a LOT of almonds, coconut, and chocolate chips!
Here’s the recipe.
ALMOND JOY COOKIES
Recipe adapted from Kathleen Riemer, Kenosha, WI as submitted to Just A Pinch)
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 3 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 1/2 cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 5 cups chocolate chips
- 2 cups sweetened coconut
- 2 cups chopped almonds
- Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
- Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt together with an electric mixer until well combined.
- Stir in flour, chocolate chips, coconut and almonds.
- Roll dough into golf ball-sized balls and place on prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until done. (Mine took 17 minutes).
- Cool completely.
Don’t Almond Joy Cookies look marvelous?
I baked these a couple of weeks ago and stashed them in my freezer for a wedding tomorrow!
Chocolate lovers will get their fill with these scrumptious cookies!