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!
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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.
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!
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!
*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.
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.
How to Make Almond Joy Chocolate Chip Cookies
 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.
 Mix in the eggs, vanilla, almond extract, and coconut extract.
 Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined.
 Stir in the coconut flakes, chocolate chips, and almonds.
 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.
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!
To dip the cookies you will in chocolate, you will need:
- 2 cups Chocolate Chips
- 1 teaspoon Vegetable of Canola Oil
 Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl and pour the oil over the top.
 Microwave the chocolate on 50% power in 30 second increments stirring between each until melted.
 Place in the refrigerator or freezer until set.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
- Electric Mixer or Stand Mixer
- Large Cookie Scoop
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Sheets
- Cooling Rack
- Large Bowl
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.
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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- Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies
- Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Hilton DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies