Almond Joy Cookies

Who doesn’t love a cookie that tastes like a candy bar? Especially when it combine chocolate, coconut, and almonds. Almond Joy cookies – it’s like eating two treats at once!

Almond Joy Cookies

History of Almond Joy Candy Bars

Almond Joy candy bars were introduced in 1946 by the Peter Paul Candy Co to replace the Dream Bar. Click here to learn more about this beloved candy and watch the famous jingle from the 1970s.

Recipe for Almond Joy Cookies

The original recipe makes 6-7 dozen cookies, which is way too many for my crew. This recipe is half of the original, making around 3 dozen cookies.


  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped almonds


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F
  2. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  3. Combine dry ingredients, set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, stir in the vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients until well mixed then stir in the chocolate chips, coconut and almonds.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.


  1. I am concerned about the amount of butter verses the dry ingredients. I do double batch choc chip cookies all the time and the dry ingredients are about the same, but another cup butter is used?


  2. Very Good. They were a huge hit in my house. Next time I would use bigger chunks of the almonds. Maybe just cut in half.


  3. Great recipe! Made these to give away for Christmas but enjoyed some myself too! The only change if recommend is turning the oven heat down to 350 and baking for 12-14 minutes. Otherwise at 375, my cookies got a little too done on the bottom while the middles were undercooked.


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