Thursday, October 6, 2011

Almond Joy Cookies

In celebration of Halloween coming up, I made a cookie version of one of my favorite candies- Almond Joy (I have a lot of favorite candies!). These cookies are deliciously soft and chewy. I used whole almonds to top the cookies, but next time I will try sliced almonds so the crunch is less harsh.

Now, to be fair, I haven't always been a fan of Almond Joy and would be disappointed when it showed up in my Halloween candy bucket. I feel like Almond Joy is more of an adult candy, so I won't be plaguing the neighborhood kids with it. What treats are you handing out this Halloween?

1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded coconut
48 almonds

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips with the butter. Heat in microwave until almost melted.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl, beat egg and brown sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy. Gradually add the melted chocolate and mix until well-combined. Fold in dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in coconut.
Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes.
Drop rounded tablespoons two inches apart on the lined baking sheets. 
Bake for 12-15 minutes. When removing the cookies from the oven, immediately press two almonds into the top of each cookie.
Cool cookies completely on a wire rack before enjoying.
Yields 2 dozen cookies.


  1. Havent even started thinking about Halloween yet. What are almond joys? Cookies look great :)

  2. Last halloween i didn't have any candy so i had to pretend I wasnt home LOL. I love almond joys!
    *kisses* HH

  3. I've never heard of those M&M's - interesting!