Almond Joy candy bars have held a special place in my heart for as long as I can remember, and the love for these delightful treats is something I share with my mom. Honestly, anything that combines chocolate and coconut instantly wins me over! These Almond Joy Cookies are a heavenly creation that disappears in a flash in my household. To ensure we have enough to savor throughout the weeks, I’ve learned to double the recipe and freeze some for later indulgence. But, truth be told, even that precaution doesn’t always save them from being devoured quickly!
Though I certainly don’t hide these delectable cookies from anyone, they seem to disappear like magic. However, I don’t mind making more as the recipe is delightfully simple and doesn’t demand much of my time. It’s a small effort to create immense satisfaction and joy for my family and friends.
One of the aspects that I absolutely adore about this recipe is its versatility. I’ve experimented with using unsweetened coconut, and the results were just as fabulous. It’s a perfect solution for those looking to cut back on sugar without compromising on flavor. The cookies still retain that moist and chewy texture that we all love, and the added bonus is the satisfying crunch from the almonds.
While this recipe doesn’t yield a massive batch, it provides the perfect excuse to whip up another fresh batch whenever the craving strikes or when we want to treat ourselves and our loved ones. These cookies are not only a scrumptious delight but also a tangible expression of love and care that I’m always eager to share. So, whether it’s for a special occasion or simply to brighten up an ordinary day, these Almond Joy Cookies will always have a special place in my heart and my kitchen.
1 ⅛ cups all-purpose flour (1 cup plus two Tbsp.)
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup butter softened (1 stick)
⅓ cup sugar
⅓ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes (shredded coconut will also work)
¾ cup sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 350° F
In small bowl whisk to combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Using mixer, cream butter, and sugars. Add vanilla and egg and mix just until incorporated.
Slowly blend the dry mixture into the creamed mixture.
Stir in chocolate chips, coconut flakes and sliced almonds.
Using spoon or cookie scoop, drop about 1½ Tbsp. of dough onto parchment covered cookie sheets.
Bake for 9-12 minutes. (If you bake past 9 minutes, keep a close eye on them because they may begin to brown quickly.)
Allow to cool for ten minutes before moving to cookie cooling racks.
• Parchment paper or silicone baking mats are great for keeping cookies from sticking. If you do not have either, greasing the baking sheet will work as well.
• I recommend doing a test bake of a couple of cookies. If they spread too fast, refrigerate the dough for 1-2 hours and test again. If they do not spread enough, gently press each scoop of dough down with the palm of your hand and test again.
• Make sure to store in an airtight container because a plastic bag doesn’t protect them enough and the nuts tend to fall off.
• Freezing the Cookies: layer a sheet of parchment or wax paper in between the cookies in an airtight container.
• For extra goodness, you can press some M&Ms into the top. Also, toasting the almonds brings out the nutty flavor which is really delicious.
The Small Batch Almond Joy Cookies are a true treasure in the realm of homemade treats. These delightful little morsels, inspired by the beloved Almond Joy candy bars, have quickly become a favorite in my household and bring a wave of nostalgia with every bite. Their perfect blend of chocolate, coconut, and almonds creates an irresistible symphony of flavors and textures that leaves us wanting more.
I’ve come to appreciate the convenience of the small batch size, as it allows me to whip up a fresh batch whenever the craving strikes or when I want to surprise my loved ones with a delightful treat. The ease and simplicity of the recipe make it a joy to prepare, and I take great pleasure in sharing these cookies with friends and family.
What truly impresses me about this recipe is its adaptability. Whether I use unsweetened coconut to cut back on sugar or stick to the classic ingredients, the cookies turn out deliciously moist, chewy, and oh-so-satisfying. The subtle crunch of the almonds adds a delightful contrast to the soft texture of the cookie, making them truly irresistible.
As I continue to indulge in the sweet bliss of these Small Batch Almond Joy Cookies, I am reminded of the joy that baking and sharing homemade treats bring to our lives. They have become a symbol of warmth, love, and togetherness, and I cherish the moments spent baking and savoring these delightful creations with my loved ones.
If you’re looking for a delightful treat that’s both easy to make and sure to please, I highly recommend giving these Small Batch Almond Joy Cookies a try. Their scrumptious flavors and the joy they bring are sure to leave a lasting impression on your heart and taste buds. So, go ahead and indulge in a little taste of happiness – these cookies are a delightful reminder that the best things in life often come in small batches.