The Best Almond Joy Cookies

These easy Almond Joy Cookies take just four ingredients and don’t even require a mixer! No beating, no chilling, just mix ’em up and throw ’em in the oven .


  • Sweetened Flake Coconut – 1 (14 Ounce) Bag
  • All Purpose Flour – 2/3 Cup
  • Salt – 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Almonds, Chopped – 3/4 Cup
  • Chocolate Chips–Divide – 2 Cups
  • Vanilla Extract – 1 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Coconut Extract – 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – 1 (14 ounce) can
  • Whole Almonds – 24-30


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with silpat mats or parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together coconut, flour, salt, almonds and 1 cups of chocolate chips.
In a small bowl mix together vanilla extract, coconut extract and sweetened condensed milk. Stir into coconut mixture.
Scoop out a golfball size ball of dough and drop onto prepared cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Flatten cookie dough with your fingeres (dip them in water or spray them with nonstic cooking spray to prevent sticking).
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges of cookies are golden brown.
Place the remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave on 50% for 30 seconds, stir until completely melted. Spoon melted chocolate into a small ziplock. Cut off one corner and drizzle each cookie with chocolate. Top each cookie with one whole almond in the melted chocolate.
Allow the cookies to cool completely and set. Store in an air tight container.

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