Almond Joy Cookies

I’ve made Mounds Bar Cookies, twice, and Mounds Bar Brownies.

It’s time to show some love for Almond Joy.

Almond Joy Cookies - If you like Almond Joy bars you're going to love these! Soft, chewy and loaded with coconut, almonds and dark chocolate!! Mmm!

Are you a Mounds Bar or an Almond Joy person? I’m both. If you can relate, you’re going to love the cookies.

They’re some of the best cookies I’ve made in a long time and actually took me by surprise. After my first bite I was like, whoa, these are amazing. Love happy surprises.

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Almond Joy Cookies - If you like Almond Joy bars you're going to love these! Soft, chewy and loaded with coconut, almonds and dark chocolate!! Mmm!

They’re soft, ultra chewy, and loaded with amazing texture and so much almond-coconut flavor.

The crunchy and buttery slivered almonds, the sweetened shredded coconut, and plenty of chocolate make the cookies so satisfying. I used Fisher Natural Sliced Almonds which are perfect for baking because they don’t contain added salt.

Almond Joy Cookies - If you like Almond Joy bars you're going to love these! Soft, chewy and loaded with coconut, almonds and dark chocolate!! Mmm!

I used both almond and coconut extracts to boost and intensify those flavor profiles. I love baking with almond extract and in the cookies, it’s the more pronounced of the two extracts. They’re sold in the baking aisle near vanilla extract and while you could use vanilla extract, I recommend making the recipe as written.

The recipe makes a baker’s dozen, which is perfect if you don’t need a huge batch of these tempting little morsels laying around, but you can easily double it if you do for cookie exchanges or holiday parties.

Almond Joy Cookies - If you like Almond Joy bars you're going to love these! Soft, chewy and loaded with coconut, almonds and dark chocolate!! Mmm!

I was recently in New York City on a trip sponsored by Fisher with a dozen other bloggers.

While there we attended a cooking demo that Chef Alex Guarnaschelli hosted at her restaurant, Butter.

I’ve always loved watching her on Chopped and Iron Chef and it was so fun to meet her and watch her cook.

It was a fast, whirlwind trip and then I came home and made cookies.

Almond Joy Cookies - If you like Almond Joy bars you're going to love these! Soft, chewy and loaded with coconut, almonds and dark chocolate!! Mmm!

Almond Joy Cookies

The cookies are soft, ultra chewy, and loaded with amazing texture and so much almond-coconut flavor. The crunchy and buttery slivered almonds, the sweetened shredded coconut, and plenty of chocolate make the cookies so satisfying. I used both almond and coconut extracts in the dough to boost and intensify those flavor profiles. They’re sold in the baking aisle near vanilla extract and I highly recommend using them. The recipe makes a baker’s dozen, which is perfect if you don’t need a huge batch of these tempting little morsels laying around, but you can easily double it if you do.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons coconut extract
1 to 2 teaspoons almond extract (I use 2 and love almond extract, but if you don’t use 1)
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cornstach
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt, optional and to taste
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) combine the butter, sugars, egg, extracts, and beat on medium-high speed until creamed and well combined, about 4 minutes.
  2. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, optional salt, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
  3. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the coconut, almonds, chocolate chips, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.
  4. Using a large cookie scoop, 1/4-cup measure, or your hands, form approximately 13 equal-sized mounds of dough, roll into balls, and flatten slightly. Tip – Strategically chocolate chips on top of each mound by taking chips from the underside and adding them on top.
  5. Place mounds on a large plate or tray, cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to 5 days. Do not bake with unchilled dough because cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray. Place dough mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet) and bake for about 10 to 11 minutes (I baked for just under 11 minutes), or until edges have set and tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked, pale, and glossy in the center; don’t overbake. Coconut is prone to burning and undersides of cookies can easily become too dark so watch them closely. Cookies will be pale and look un-done, but firm up as they cool. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before serving. I let them cool on the baking sheet and don’t use a rack.
  7. Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.
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93 comments on “Almond Joy Cookies”

  1. hello there! so excited to make these for my family for christmas this year!! I plan on making them smaller because there are other cookies in our cookie plate — do you have a suggestion for a change in the baking time? thanks! 

  2. I love this cookie recipe, but I’m confused on the almonds.  Your recipe shows slivered almonds, but he pictures show sliced almonds.  Which is correct?  Have you ever toasted the almonds before you put them in the batter for extra flavor?  EXCELLENT cookies! 

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