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Almond Joy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Delicious and easy Almond Joy Cookies are decadent and loaded with chocolate chips, coconut, and almonds. Dip them in melted chocolate and you definitely have a winner!

Almond Joy Chocolate Chip Cookies dipped in chocolate on parchment paper squares.

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Below you will find tips, tricks and helpful hints for making this recipe including step by step instructions with pictures. If you would like to go directly to the recipe, scroll down to the recipe card.

Why I Love These Cookies

I don’t know about you, but I would like to take this opportunity to thank the genius who put chocolate, coconut, and almonds together.

If I could hug that person, I totally would. I mean, there are not many things that are better in this world, than the combination of those three things.

I decided that I wanted to take the deliciousness that is an Almond Joy candy bar and transform it into a cookie.

Almond Joy Chocolate Chip Cookies

What Are Almond Joy Chocolate Chip Cookies?

The cookie dough for this Almond Joy cookies recipe is a basic moist, chocolate chip cookie. But, it is taken to a whole new level with the addition of coconut flakes, coconut extract, and almonds.

My favorite way to enjoy these cookies is dipped in melted chocolate. It is so good! 

Almond Joy Crunch Cookies on a cooling rack.

Trust me when I say that if you are a fan of Almond Joy candy bars, then you are going to LOVE these delicious almond coconut chocolate chip cookies.

They are the perfect ratio of chocolate, coconut, and almonds and are chewy and delicious. The “crunch” part of the cookies comes from the flaked coconut. They are a great addition to any Holiday cookie platter!

A plate of coconut almond chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Butter- You can use salted or unsalted butter, just make sure it is softened to room temperature.

Sugar- I use standard granulated sugar.

Eggs- Use large eggs for this recipe.

Vanilla Extract- I like pure vanilla extract as oppose to imitation vanilla extract, but imitation will work as well.

Coconut Extract- You can find this in the baking aisle at your local grocery stores.

Almond Extract- This can also be found near the baking supplies.

Ingredients to make Almond Joy Cookies.

All-Purpose Flour- Standard all-purpose flour will work in this recipe.

Baking Powder- Baking powder causes the cookies to rise when baked.

Salt- Table salt or sea salt will work. Do not use Iodized table salt, it tastes gross and has a funny iodine like flavor.

Shredded Coconut Flakes- You can find bags of sweetened coconut flakes in the baking aisle at most grocery stores.

Chocolate Chips- I used dark chocolate chips for this recipe, but milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, or any type of chocolate chips are a good option.

Chopped Almonds- I like the roasted and salted almonds, but you can use raw or blanched almonds if desired.

Chocolate chip cookies dipped in chocolate

How to Make Almond Joy Chocolate Chip Cookies

[1] First, begin by adding the softened butter, sugar, and brown sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat them together until light and fluffy.

Butter mixed with sugar and brown sugar in a stand mixer.

[2] Mix in the eggs, vanilla, almond extract, and coconut extract.

Butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a stand mixer.

[5] Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined.

Cookie dough in a stand mixer with a red spatula.

[6] Stir in the coconut flakes, chocolate chips, and almonds.

Coconut, almonds, and chocolate chips with cookie dough in a stand mixer.

[7] Use a cookie scoop to drop the cookie dough onto a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 2 inches apart.

Balls of almond joy cookie dough on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

[8] Bake cookies at 375° for 9-11 minutes until they are golden brown. Keep an eye on them at the end of the baking time because they can become over done quickly.

Almond joy cookie dough on a baking sheet in an oven.

[9] Allow the cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.

Almond joy cookies on a cooling rack.

Optional Chocolate Dip

I dipped half of my cookies in melted chocolate and it was amazing. You could even melt chocolate and add a chocolate drizzle on top!

Ingredients for melted chocolate.

To dip the cookies you will in chocolate, you will need:

[1] Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl and pour the oil over the top.

A bowl of chocolate chips and a little bit of oil.

[2] Microwave the chocolate on 50% power in 30 second increments stirring between each until melted.

Melted chocolate in a bowl with a spoon.

[3] Dip each cooled cookie in chocolate and place parchment paper, on a baking sheet.

An almond joy cookie dipped in a bowl of melted chocolate.

[4] Place in the refrigerator or freezer until set.

Almond joy cookies dipped in chocolate on parchment paper.

Helpful Kitchen Tools

How to Store Almond Joy Cookies

Homemade cookies are best stored in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks this way. 

You can also store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Be sure to place them in ziploc freezer bags or a container.

Almond Joy cookies on a baking sheet.

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoy this delicious Almond Joy cookie recipe with a tall glass of milk and make sure to pin this recipe for later!

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Almond joy cookies on a cooling rack.
Almond Joy Crunch Cookies

Almond Joy Cookies

Yield: 48
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Delicious and easy Almond Joy Cookies are like a chocolate chip cookie loaded with chocolate chips, coconut and almonds. Dip them in melted chocolate and you definitely have a winner!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Coconut Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups Coconut Flakes
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips
  • 1 1/2 Cups Almonds, chopped

Instructions

  1. Beat the butter and sugar together with a hand mixer or stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, almond extract, and coconut extract.
  3. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix until combined.
  4. Stir in the coconut, chocolate chips and almonds.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to drop the cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool for 1 minute on the baking sheet before moving to a cooling rack.

Notes

*Optional Chocolate Dip I dipped half of my cookies in melted chocolate and it was amazing. To dip the cookies you will in chocolate, you will need:

  • 2 cups Chocolate Chips
  • 1 teaspoon Vegetable of Canola Oil
  1. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and pour the oil over the top.
  2. Microwave the chocolate on 50% power in 30 second increments stirring between each until melted.
  3. Dip each cooled cookie in chocolate and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Place in the refrigerator or freezer until set.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

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Almond Joy Cookies on parchment paper.

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Saturday 17th of April 2021

Can you make these as a bar cookie?

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