Almond Joy Cookies

These past few days have been super busy moving into our new home. This time the house that we have moved into is our home, our first home. No more renting for us! 😀 Over the past six years we have not been able to put roots down in any one city. We moved from our hometowns of Columbus, Ohio to Indianapolis, Indiana and finally to Peoria, Illinois. It is nice to finally say that Peoria is home now, instead of giving the speech about how we just moved here and are renting because we want to make sure Andrew’s job is a right fit! To get us through the crazy stress of moving and unpacking, the first thing I made in my new kitchen were these Almond Joy Cookies. These cookies come from Nicole over at Heat Oven to 350. Every time I go to her blog I am bookmarking recipes. Everything she makes looks and sound so amazing. Being the crazy Almond Joy fan that I am, when I spotted these cookies a few months ago on her blog I immediately bookmarked them. If you are a fan of Almond Joy’s, then you’re going to go crazy for these soft and chewy cookies. Packed with shredded coconut, crunchy almonds and melty chocolate chips, these cookies are the perfect choice for the coconut lover in your family.

Almond Joy Cookies

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups shredded coconut
2 cups chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups lightly salted, dry roasted almonds, finely chopped


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.. Beat in the eggs, vanilla extract and almond extract. Add the flour mixture and mix just until combined. Fold in the coconut, chocolate chips and almonds and stir until just incorporated.
Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons on prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until set.

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29 Responses to “Almond Joy Cookies”

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    Nicole G — May 8, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    Heck yes to these cookies! I’m in LOVE with that Almond Joy coffee creamer they have out; honestly, pretty much anything chocolate/coconut has my name written all over it.

    And congrats on the move! We just got done moving again ourselves, but unfortunately this place is no where near our “forever” or even “foreseeable future” place, so I’ve got more coming.

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    pampinnav — May 8, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    Wow! These look incredibly good. COngratulations on the new home! Lots of happiness there to you and your family.

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    Lauren — May 8, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    Is the coconut sweetened or unsweetened?

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    Judy — May 8, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    I’m a mounds girl, so I’d leave out the nuts. 😉 Congrats on your new home! It feels amazing to be able to put down roots, being part of a community is the best. Happy for you!

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    Juliane — May 8, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    YAY! Congrats on your new home. :)
    A question: What happened to your beautiful website?
    I miss the “old” Sweet Pea’s Kitchen…
    This new format is really hard to read, there is not enough contrast between the background and foreground and something about the new colors makes me feel like I have been painted into a corner and need to escape.
    Hope the change is just temporary… :(

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    christina — May 8, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    This sound SO yummy! And congratulations on your new house! That’s such happy news.

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    Chica Andaluza — May 8, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

    Wishing you much joy in your new home!

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    ladybroomis — May 8, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    Reblogged this on ladybroomis and commented:
    These cookies look amazing! Something I am definitely going to have to try!

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    ChgoJohn — May 8, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    I, too, love Almond Joy bars and these cookies sound just great! Congrats on your new home and for being able to call Peoria your hometown. Yay!

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    Tina — May 8, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    I’m a coconut girl…these look terrific!!!!!

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    ye-mek — May 8, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

    Great cookies…. It must be very delicious. We love it.

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    thekalechronicles — May 8, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

    Now this is a cookie I would like! Congratulations on your new home.

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    Steffi — May 8, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    Yum! Is this a dumb question?….Do I use sweetened coconut flakes or unsweetened? I have both! Thanks for the recipe!

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    justbetweencousins — May 8, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    Almond Joy Cookies with my Almond Joy Mocha…mmgood!
    I wanted to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I do not know how to let you know. Please check out my post on the Versatile Blogger Award. Everything is there.
    Peach State

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    Jane Woods Herring — May 8, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    Love your recipes. So glad you are finally settled into a home of your own. I’ve lived in my house for 35 years and my daughter is trying to get me to move. I don’t want to!

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    Michael Ann — May 8, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    These look delicious! Congrats on your new home too!

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    justbetweencousins — May 9, 2012 @ 6:19 am

    I am hoping this link to The Versatile Blogger nomination will guide you in your acceptance.
    Peach State

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — May 9, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    Congrats on your new home! I love the excitement of putting stuff away in the new kitchen and baking for the first time. I feel so special that you chose to make these cookies first! I’m so glad you liked them.

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    Maria — May 9, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

    Almond joys are my favorite so I had to make these immediately. I followed the recipe as directed but the cookies spread and sadly don’t look like yours. They are very tasty, but thinner than I would have liked. Not sure what happened ?

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    Jenny — May 9, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    Loving the cookies!! They look incredible! And congrats on the new home love 😀

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    susan — May 9, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    I made these today and they are really yummy!

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    Erin's DC Kitchen — May 10, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    Congrats on the new home, and these cookies look so good I have to try them :-)

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    kat — May 11, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    YAY! Congratulations on the new home! Wishing you all the best :)

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    Eram — May 25, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    Hey congrats for ur new home. May God bless u . I have one ques is the coconut used in this recipe sweetened?? Ur cookies look so mouth watering will definitely try them!!

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    Kerri — January 27, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

    I just finished making these and they baked up beautifully! We recently moved to Europe and I have had the worst luck baking cookies in this convection oven. It bakes VERY differently than ovens in the US and it’s been quite frustrating. Thanks for sharing a great recipe : )

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    Lauri — January 28, 2013 @ 8:12 am

    Thanks so much for posting this. Had a friend make them, she passed along your website!
    Like some others… I am so into the Almond Joy coffee creamer… now I can have the best of both!! YUM!!!

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    Christa — January 25, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

    I am about to put these together sound great! We just moved into our first home as well, although you have now been in yours for a while. I hope you don’t mind if I put a link up on my blog if they turn out anywhere as good as they look. Thanks for sharing.

    • Christina replied: — January 27th, 2014 @ 3:28 pm

      I hope you enjoy the cookies Christa! :)

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