Almond Joy Cookies

These Almond Joy Cookies have crispy edges, soft and chewy on the inside, full of coconut flavor and taste irresistible. If you like almond joy candy bars, then you will love these addictively delicious coconut almond cookies.

a white plate with coconut cookies with an almond in the middle and drizzled with chocolate

Holiday Baking season is in full swing and we begin with a delicious cookie recipe.

Almond Joy is a popular candy bar which contains a sweet coconut confection topped with a whole almond and covered in milk chocolate. It is slight variation of a similar confection called Mounds, made by the same company which omits the almond and is coated in dark chocolate instead.

What are almond joy cookies?

These cookies are inspired by these candy bars and is made with a delicious coconut almond cookie made with sweetened shredded coconut and sliced almonds and then topped off with a whole almond, for the iconic look and a drizzle of melted chocolate.

Flavor and texture

This coconut cookies recipe uses a lot of coconut and almond give the cookies crunch and chewiness. The whole almond in the middle gives iconic almond joy look and adds additional crunch.

Almond joy cookies are our new favorite cookie recipe, it is

  • Packed with coconut
  • Easy to make
  • Chewy with crispy edges
  • Perfect Holiday cookie
  • Good at room temperature for several days
  • Tastes incredible

Main ingredients:

Sweetened shredded coconut – We use a LOT of coconut <— more than 1 cup of sweetened shredded coconut

Sliced and whole almonds – Sliced almonds mixed in with the cookies, not only amps up the almond flavor but also gives a wonderful texture

Chocolate – I have used semi sweet chocolate chips since the deep, rich taste pairs well with the sweet cookies. However, milk chocolate chips may be used for a more authentic almond joy flavor.

Egg white – Egg white for binding and keep the cookies white in color.

Confectioners sugar – Adds softness when compared to regular sugar

Butter – A bit of butter for flavor

All purpose flour – Just a tad of flour to help with binding and give softness.

almond joy cookies cooling on wire rack

How to make almond joy cookie recipe?

Beat egg white, butter, confectioners sugar and vanilla extract with a electric beater, until smooth and creamy. Beat in coconut, sliced almonds and all purpose flour. Make small mounds of dough and flatten slightly with the back of a spoon. Press one whole almond in the middle of each cookie.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and soft in the middle. When cookies have cooled, drizzle melted chocolate on cookies and let the chocolate set.

Expert tips:

Do not use unsweetened shredded coconut – It not only reduces the sweetness but also affects the texture.

Measure your flour correctly – Adding too much or less flour to the recipe is the most common mistake. The best, and easiest way to measure flour is to sprinkle it into your measuring spoon, and use a knife to level it off.

Use semi sweet chocolate chips – Deep dark chocolate pairs well with the sweet almond joy cookies without condensed milk.

Storage tips:

Coconut almond cookies can be stored in a sealed container, at room temperature for up to 10 days.

A hand holding a cross section of almond joy cookies without condensed milk

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the ingredients in Almond Joy?

Main ingredients include corn syrup, milk chocolate, coconut, sugar, almonds, vegetable oil, milk whey, cocoa, salt, and other natural and artificial flavorings.

How many calories are in a coconut cookie?

There are 93 calories in each cookie.

Can you use Unsweetened Coconut for this recipe?

I would not recommend using unsweetened shredded coconut as it has a different moisture content and the cookie dough itself already has the right amount of sugar.

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a hand holding a coconut almond cookie above a baking sheet filled with more cookies

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Skull Linzer Cookies

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Healthy Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

Cardamom Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Whole Wheat Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Air fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

or more sweet recipes

Yield: 11 cookies

Almond Joy Cookies

Almond Joy Cookies

These Almond Joy Cookies have crispy edges, soft and chewy on the inside, full of coconut flavor and taste irresistible. If you like almond joy candy bars, then you will love these coconut almond cookies. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

Group-1

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Group-2

  • 1 cup plus 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour 

Group-3

  • 11 almonds
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips 
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or use vegetable oil)

Instructions

Coconut almond cookies

1. Pre heat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Add all group-1 ingredients into a large bowl and beat with a hand held electric beater for about 2 minutes, until thick and creamy.

3. Add all group-2 ingredients and continue beating for 20 to 30 seconds , until thoroughly combined.

4. Place about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough (an ice cream scoop comes in handy) on the prepared baking sheet, spacing about an inch apart.

5. Using the back of a wet spoon (spoon dipped in a bowl of water and excess water dripped off), press the cookie dough lightly to flatten them slightly.

6. Place an almond in the middle of each cookie, pressing lightly.

7. Bake cookies for 15 to 18 minutes or until the edges look golden brown and middle is still white.

8. Place pan on a wire rack to cool.

Chocolate drizzle

1. Place chocolate chips and coconut oil into a microwave safe bowl and cook in microwave for 20 to 30 seconds (stirring once in between), until melted completely.

2. Using a spoon, drizzle melted chocolate on the cooled cookies. Alternatively, transfer melted chocolate into a small zip lock bag, seal the edges and cut one corner off to make small hole and drizzle on top of the cookies for a more cleaner finish.

3.Let chocolate set before serving.


Notes

Do not use unsweetened shredded coconut – It not only reduces the sweetness but also affects the texture.

Measure your flour correctly – Adding too much or less flour to the recipe is the most common mistake. The best, and easiest way to measure flour is to sprinkle it into your measuring spoon, and use a knife to level it off.

Use semi sweet chocolate chips – Deep dark chocolate pairs well with the sweet almond joy cookies without condensed milk.

Coconut almond cookies can be stored in a sealed container, at room temperature for up to 10 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

22

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

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