Almond Joy Cookies

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Almond Joy Cookies

Whether you live in Seattle or maybe you have seen the footage of our epic snow storm here (don’t laugh if you live somewhere where snow is normal!)- for us Seattleites this is pretty serious!

There is about a foot outside, and it is still snowing. (I will post pic’s this weekend)

Almond Joy Cookies

Let me give you a visual of my household. Two kids that are not at school, but instead trapped in the house. One of them is 2. If you have ever had a two year old, then nuff said.

Then there is baby Mason . Who I have been potty training day and night in snow and ice storms. So basically, I have taught him that going potty outside = frostbite hell. Awesome, huh?

I look like a woman that has been taking care of two children without a break. I look like a woman who has been up every couple of hours all night for the last week. I look like a woman who has made 12 recipes in the last few days and uh, “sampled” them all. It’s not pretty.

I haven’t been outside since Sunday. There are no available babysitters. Again, it’s not pretty.

Almond Joy Cookies

But there was one delightful treat that kept me happy and blissfully sugar high, and that are these Almond Joy Cookies. I called them that for their obviously delicious trio of chocolate, coconut and almonds.

I have had a lot of these, and now it’s your turn to make them!!

Almond Joy Cookies, makes 40 cookies
Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, makes 2 dozen cookies
-1 cup salted butter, softened
-1 ½ cups white sugar
-2 eggs
-2 ¼ cups flour
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp salt
-2 ½ cups sweetened shredded coconut
-1 ½ bags chocolate chips (3 cups)
-2 cups peeled, slivered almonds

1)Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and prepare two sheet pans with parchment or silpats.

2)In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until creamy.

Almond Joy Cookies

3)Add the eggs and beat until creamy

Almond Joy Cookies

4)Meanwhile mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.

5)Add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl and stir until you have a thick cookie dough.

Almond Joy Cookies

Almond Joy Cookies

6)Add the coconut, chocolate chips and almonds and mix until well combined.

Almond Joy Cookies

Almond Joy Cookies

7)Scoop the cookies onto the sheetpans and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. (when you take the cookies out they should still be a bit doughy looking in the middle- they will stiffen up).

Almond Joy Cookies


Almond Joy Cookies

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  1. Heaven! These look amazing! Oh and I so identify with you on the kids and no sleep and losing your mind thing…we’re knee deep in teething and colds and I want to pour a glass of wine everyday around 3:30. Yikes…

    • Kelly- you and EVERY other mom I know. you are in good and plentiful company :)

  2. Angela Greene says:

    Almond Joy is one of my top favorite candy bars. I have not baked anything since we’ve been home because I know I would eat it. I will try this another day when I can go for a run outside and not be stuck in the house in West Seattle. Feeling your pain and not happy about having to make up snow days come June.

  3. Aunt Sally says:

    Love watching you enjoy and cope with snow. I spent one winter on Syracuse, NY. 147 inches of snow in the drive way. The kids were 4 and 2. I know where you are coming from. This will pass.

  4. Wow…I follow a few bloggers who live in Seattle, so I was aware of the snow, but didn’t realize it was that intense! At least you had plenty of baking supplies on hand to make these :) They look delicious!

    • It’s always dramatic when it snows here. Not only are we not used to it, but transportation is shut down because we are a city of hills. Just crazy!

  5. These are simply mind blowingly yum…..looks wise and i’m pretty sure taste wise…kids whatever the age…being trapped in house …its actually enough to drive anyone insane..mine are older(13 and 12)..they drove me nuts!your new baby is adorable!

  6. Vicki B says:

    Pure genius! Oh, I remember those snow days with young children out in the midwest. Thought I’d lost my mind a few times. Now I look back and would give anything for one of those snowy days with soggy mittens and dripping boots.

    • ooohhhh! cute Vicki. That puts everything in perspective :)

  7. These would last 5 minutes in my house!

  8. although i’m ready for summer, watching snow fall is one of the most peaceful things i can think of! well, that and eating cookies. obviously :)

  9. christine says:

    I’d say you are one lucky lady , 2 wonderful daughters, a new puppy and snow!!! (and can you cook!!!!!) What a life!!!

  10. Tickled Red says:

    My step mom is going to do flips when I makes these for her :D Yum!

  11. Maria says:

    I just made a similar cookie-still need to post it:) I will have to try yours next! They look incredible!

  12. Kelley Taylor says:

    I’m making these tomorrow even though we have no snow here in NY and my kids are teenagers!

    And, um, can you send some of that snow our way? My husband and sons are dying to go skiing!

  13. marla says:

    Can’t wait to see photos of that snow!! Love the cookies :)

  14. Lucy Lean says:

    Hot chocolate and these cookies – a few snow angels and then more hot choc and cookies – enjoy the snow – rather envious – my kids hate that we live somewhere with no snow (LA) – keep warm

  15. Krista says:

    I love almond joys! Great idea to add the coconut and slivered almonds to the batter.

  16. laura wilson says:

    Heather, I had a friend who trained her dog in the snowy winter. When spring came he would run around the yard looking for any tiny patch of snow to go potty on. It was really funny.

  17. I don’t have kids, but I nannied in college so I can imagine how you feel!

    I bet these cookies were a nice recluse for you. I am bookmarking this recipe asap!

  18. Jenna says:

    I made similar cookies; however I used almond an coconut flour to make a gluten free version and really up the almond joy flavor.

  19. Esi says:

    Hope you’re staying warm! Staying in and baking is a good way to weather the storm.

  20. OMG – these are fabulous. Just made them this afternoon. The texture is fabulous and the taste is divine. THX!

  21. These are definitely on my list of recipes to try. I’ve got a son who is crazy for Almond Joys…he’ll go crazy for these!

  22. Jackie says:

    Hi Heather

    What brand of salted butter did you use in this recipe.

    • Hi Jackie! I usually use Tillamook salted butter!

  23. Baking Girl says:

    Just made these today for a bake sale – so delicious and so easy! I added a little bit of coconut extract to the dough but only because I had it! Thanks for sharing it :)

  24. I made these cookies for my dad who is a huge Almond Joy lover and they were a hit! Glad I found your site!

  25. Nellie says: I made these and gave you credit, thank you so much!

  26. Melissa Burrola says:

    These look fabulous.can’t wait to try.and u r hilarious.I thought u were describing me and my life.

  27. Nancy Hanley says:

    I was getting ready to try your recipe and noticed it does not call for any vanilla extract. Most cookies do so I thought I should check with you first.

    • You certainly could- I think I left it out because there were so many other strong flavors. If you opt to, I would add 1 teaspoon! Hope you enjoy the cookies!

  28. Debra says:

    Since I first made these cookies this past summer they are they only requested cookies in our household. Kudos to you, Heather!!

  29. Hi Heather. I spied these cookies on TastyKitchen and had to make them. Wowzers – man, are these good! Just shared a warm one with each of my family members and they immediately asked for another. I’ll be blogging about them this week, sharing a link back to you, of coarse. Thanks for the excellent recipe.

    • Thanks so much Patricia! Very sweet of you- glad the family is happy :)

  30. Six Sisters says:

    Your almond joy cookies look absolutely delicious! We would love to have you share them at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party at We hope to hear from you! -The Six Sisters

  31. Megan K says:

    I have these in the oven right now!! Can’t wait to try these… love almond joys.

  32. Monique H says:

    I had an almond joy cookie from a local bakery and it was “Heaven” can’t wait to try this recipe…it looks just as good(thanks for sharing)


  34. lauren says:

    These are SO delicious! I followed the recipe exactly except I did add in 3/4 tsp coconut extract just to up the coconut flavor. SO good- thanks for sharing!

  35. Charity V. says:

    These cookies are absolutely amazing!!! I had my gallbladder out a few months ago and I asked my aunt whom bakes often to make the famous almond joy cookies….and she did! Nothing made me feel more loved than this!!! Thank you auntie!

  36. Roseann says:

    Heather,Hi, I am the Mother of 3,now Grandmother of 6.We lived in New York for 27 years,I feel your pain, been there and done that. It will pass, and the memories will be enough to last you a life time,cherish each and every one of them. Love the recipe,thanks.