What to Cook for Dinner?
Do you love coconut? How about chocolate? If you do then this cookie is for you. These yummy cookies are what I consider a cross between a chocolate chip cookie and a macaroon. They are very yummy but also very addictive. They didn’t last at our house long at all.
My kids helped me make our cookies. My son is such a good little helper and loves to cook in the kitchen. I used a hand mixer to mix up the sugar and butter. Then add in the eggs. I just stirred in the rest of the ingredients by hand.
I scooped the cookie dough by the teaspoonful and shaped it into a ball, just to keep them more uniform, since I don’t have a cookie scoop. I didn’t want some cooking faster than the others. I flattened the balls of cookie dough just ever so slightly and had the kids stick a chocolate chip on top.
While baking these smelled so good. We were definitely ready for one when they came out of the oven. But we waited the cooling time. I like our cookies a little crisper so I baked them a few extra minutes.
Not only did these cookies smell wonderful but they taste so good too. If you know someone who loves coconut these cookies would be a great gift. I am adding them to my Christmas baking list this year.
Almond Joy Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 14 tablespoons dairy free margarine or butter if you don’t need to eat dairy free
- 1 1/2 cups Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 1/2 cups Shredded Coconut
- 2 cups Chopped Almonds
- 2 1/4 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat liner or parchment paper.
- Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl set aside.
- In another bowl cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time mixing each one in until fully combined.
- Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
- Stir in coconut, almonds and chocolate chips.
- Drop by the teaspoonful onto the prepared cookie sheet and slightly flatten each cookie.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then cool on sheet for 10 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool completely.
Have you tried any new cookie recipes lately? If you have found a great new cookie recipe, please share the recipe or a link to it in the comments below.
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