All the flavors of a classic Almond Joy candy bar (dark chocolate, coconut and almonds) rolled up in deliciously soft, Almond Joy chocolate chip cookies!
Coming from a girl who’s normally like “get out of my cookie, all nuts forevermore,” I always feel a bit of a who am I and how did I get here sensation when I make these delectable cookies and can’t stop eating them.
Loaded with all the flavors of an almond joy candy bar (but a million times better because the ingredients are fresh), these soft and delicious cookies are simply amazing.
You want to know the slightly embarrassing thing about these cookies, though?
I made them years ago when I was living in Minnesota. My sweet friend, Bonnie, wanted an almond joy-esque cookie to make for her husband who loves all those flavors.
We came up with this cookie, made them lots of times, and everyone loved and devoured them. Ahem, particularly me.
And then I moved to Idaho and completely forgot about them.
Seriously. I don’t know what happened, but in that chaotic vortex of moving (if you’ve moved across the country, or let’s be serious, even next door, you know the swirly confusion and mess of moving I’m talking about), they were stripped from my cookie-loving memory.
I honestly had no recollection of them for years. And yes, this has planted a deep seed of fear in my heart about what other recipes I may be forgetting.
A couple weeks ago late one night, Bonnie’s teenage daughter, Leah, texted me a picture of some amazing cookies she had just made. I immediately texted back: SEND ME THAT RECIPE!
She sent a very puzzled response asking if I was joking and then nicely let me know I was slightly crazy since I was the one who gave her family the recipe. All this time, she figured I was making them weekly, just like she and her mom. Oops.
Friends have been lost over similar scenarios.
Needless to say, by 8:30 a.m. the next morning, Almond Joy Chocolate Chip Cookies were made and cooling on my counter.
I proceeded to eat my body weight in tasty, irresistible cookies in order to rekindle my love.
If you want to take them up a further notch, toast those almonds.
And for a slightly less puffy cookie, simply omit 1/4 cup of the flour or so.
Honestly, these almond joy chocolate chip cookies are perfect for those who love a cookie with a lot going on.
The chocolate, almond, coconut flavor combo was destined for a cookie; I’m so happy they are back in my life. And this time, for good!
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I like these cookies just ever so slightly puffy. If you want them a bit flatter, cut the flour down to 4 cups instead of 4 1/4 cups. Just like most drop cookies, these babies freeze great (baked or unbaked).
I like these cookies just ever so slightly puffy. If you want them a bit flatter, cut the flour down to 4 cups instead of 4 1/4 cups.
Just like most drop cookies, these babies freeze great (baked or unbaked).