Almond joy cookies stacked on top of each other with a glass of milk in the background.

Almond Joy Cookies

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These delicious Almond Joy Cookies are just like the candy bar in a cookie form. So soft and chewy and packed with coconut, almonds, and chocolate. The perfect dessert for a quick treat or for a holiday get-together.

Overhead pic of almond joy cookies stacked up on a plate.

Ingredients For Almond Joy Cookies

These are some of the easiest cookies that you could ever make. They only require 4 ingredients that you probably already have on hand. The best part is they require no flour, eggs, or butter so they are gluten-free.

  • Sweetened Flaked Coconut: This is what makes this just like an almond joy candy bar. I have had several people ask me where to find this. It is located in the baking aisle and is usually by the chocolate chips.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: This is what holds everything together. If you skip this ingredient the cookies will just fall apart.
  • Almonds: I prefer to use lightly salted and roasted almonds. You can chop them to the size you want or add them whole.
  • Chocolate Chips: Semi-sweet chocolate chips work the best in this recipe. They add a subtle sweet flavor and melt better while baking.
The four ingredients needed to make almond joy cookies.

How To Make Almond Joy Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 325 Degrees F. with rack in the middle position. Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, chopped almonds, 2 cups of chocolate chips, and flaked coconut. Stir until well combined.
  • With a medium cookie scoop, place the dough on the prepared baking sheet. Then, gently flatten the cookies with a spatula to pack the dough together.
  • Bake for 13-14 minutes or until the coconut in the dough begins to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on a cookie rack. If you do not have a cookie rack, cool them on a piece of parchment paper on the counter.
  • Add 1 cup of chocolate chips to a small bowl. Microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate completely melted.
  • While the chocolate is still hot, transfer to a small sandwich bag and cut the tip off with a pair of scissors. Drizzle melted chocolate over the top of the cookies and allow to cool before serving.
All the steps on how to make these easy cookies start to finish.

Variations

Change The Nuts: These yummy cookies are also amazing with chopped pecans or walnuts.

Add Caramel: My kids love when I add a piece of caramel to the center of each cookie.

Remove The Chocolate Drizzle: These cookies are so tasty on their own. To simplify the recipe you can skip adding the chocolate drizzle on top. This makes it so you only have to buy one bag of chocolate chips.

Close up of 4 ingredient almond joy cookies on a wire cooling rack.

How To Store

On The Counter: Make sure your cookies are completely cool before storing them. Place them in an air-tight container or on a plate and wrap them with plastic wrap. These cookies will maintain their taste and texture for 3-4 days. Keep them covered or they will dry out and become stale.

In The Freezer: 4 Ingredient almond joy cookies can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months in a sealed container. Thaw on the counter before serving.

Tips For The Best Coconut Cookies

  • Make sure to line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Using cooking spray or silicone mates dramatically change the cook time on these coconut cookies.
  • Remove from the baking sheet and cool to avoid over cooking.
  • Chop almonds so they are easier to eat.
Almond joy cookies stacked on top of each other with a glass of milk in the background.

Almond Joy Cookies

These delicious Almond Joy Cookies are just like the candy bar in a cookie form. So soft and chewy and packed with coconut, almonds, and chocolate. The perfect dessert for a quick treat or for a holiday get-together.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 1 14 oz. bag sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • cup roasted and salted almonds (Chopped in half)
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (Divided into 2 cups and 1 cup)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 Degrees F. with rack in the middle position. Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, chopped almonds, 2 cups of chocolate chips, and flaked coconut. Stir until well combined.
  • With a medium cookie scoop, place the dough on the prepared baking sheet. Then, gently flatten the cookies with a spatula to pack the dough together.
  • Bake for 13-14 minutes or until the coconut in the dough begins to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on a cookie rack. If you do not have a cookie rack, cool them on a piece of parchment paper on the counter.
  • Add 1 cup of chocolate chips to a small bowl. Microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate completely melted.
  • While the chocolate is still hot, transfer to a small sandwich bag and cut the tip off with a pair of scissors. Drizzle melted chocolate over the top of the cookies and allow to cool before serving.

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These cookies look amazing and I love that they are made with only 4 ingredients!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh wow, these cookies sound delicious. And they are so easy to make. I must make them for my family. Can’t wait! Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    Wow, these look absolutely fantastic! So chewy and sweet! Can’t wait to give them a try 🙂

  4. Marie-Charlotte Chatelain

    5 stars
    These definitely put the joy in almond joy! LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe!

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