almond joy cookies

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With Halloween a few days a way, I created this candy like cookie reminisent of an almond joy candy bar. Around our house, I try to give treats that are healthy and nutrient dense, but sometimes it's ok to cheat a bit. When this happens, I still use high quality ingredients so that I feel a little less guilty. 

It looks like Halloween in our neck of the woods is going to be freezing and rainy, so I will make some treats, let the kids play with friends and wrap it up early. 

These yummy cookies are gluten and grain free. I use butter in this recipe , but it can probably be replaced with coconut oil.

What you will need

  • 1 1/2 c almond flour
  • 1 cup finely shredded coconut flakes
  • 1/2 c softened butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 c evaporated cane sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 325
  • cream softened butter and sugar in mixing bowl until combined
  • add egg, and vanilla
  • in a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut, salt, baking powder)
  • whisk dry ingredients together
  • add dry ingredients to wet mixture and fully combine
  • add chocolate chips
  • using a 2 inch ice cream scoop, place each cookie on sheet tray. I press each cookie down with my fingers a little as they don't spread all that much
  • bake for 10-12 minutes until bottom is golden brown
  • makes @ 2 dozen
  • let cool