I planned my annual physical around Halloween. There was no way I was going to go in for my physical and weight check after October 31st. Not happening. I was already thinking about those Halloween candy bars the first week of June. Because that is how I guaranteed an annual physical to be on the books before Halloween.
I miss my kids’ trick or treating days because of the candy. I mean yes I miss scrambling to put a costume together when Denver temps dropped from 83 to 37 in 24 hours.
But I really miss the haul of candy that came through the door after a night around the neighborhood. The kids would designate their spots on the floor and dump and sort their candy bars from the Starbursts. The only candy bars I cared about were the Almond Joys. Well, and maybe the Reeses and maybe a Twix or two.
But, almond joys were that once a year candy bar. So it was no surprise that these Almond Joy Cookies were a favorite new cookie recipe in my kitchen.
You know that feeling when you read the ingredients in a recipe and you just KNOW the recipe will taste amazing with a glass of milk?
You just know! That’s the reaction I had when I skimmed the ingredient list.
These almond joy cookies are that recipe! You might as well plan an hour today to bake these cookies. And, you likely have the ingredients in your pantry.
Almond Joy Cookies Ingredient List
Like coconut and chocolate chips.
The cookie batter was so creamy it was a challenge to get the batter to the baking sheet. Only because my spoon snuck into between the paddle to get a spoonful of the creamy, butter, coconut and chocolate cookie dough.
The coconut added moisture and the combination of almonds, chocolate chips and coconut added a little heft to these cookies.
I made these cookies several times and the ingredient portions can easily be adjusted. For example, I did not add 2 cups of almonds. And, for the chocolate, I used a combination of both milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Almond Joy Cookies
ALMOND JOY COOKIES
- 1 CUP BUTTER, SOFTENED
- 1 1/2 CUP SUGAR
- 1 1/2 CUP BROWN SUGAR
- 4 EGGS
- 3 TSP VANILLA
- 2 TSP BAKING SODA
- 1 TSP SALT
- 5 CUPS CHOCOLATE CHIPS
- 2 CUPS COCONUT
- 2 CUPS ALMONDS, CHOPPED
- Almond Joy Cookies INSTRUCTIONS1. PREHEAT OVEN TO 3752. LIGHTLY GREASE BAKING SHEETS3. COMBINE DRY INGREDIENTS, SET ASIDE4. IN LARGE BOWL CREAM THE BUTTER AND SUGARS. BEAT IN EGGS VANILLA.5. ADD DRY INGREDIENTS TO LARGE BOWL. ADD CHOCOLATE CHIPS, COCONUTS & ALMONDS. 6. DROP BY TEASPOON ON COOKIE SHEET. BAKE 8-10 MINUTES. COOL ON WIRE RACK.
These cookies were amazing.
With the perfect combination of butter and chocolate and coconut. They are a bulky cookie which might mean you eat less.
Their hefty size makes them travel-friendly; by car or for a care package delivery too!