BONNIE'S ALMOND JOY COOKIES--Gluten-Free

Bonnie ^O^

By
@Utahn

Chocolate, almonds and coconut, what is not to love? Put them all together in a cookie that gives you all three in one big bite. I call them Almond Joy Cookies, and I know there are a lot of recipes for them out there, but there isn't one like this one. I know because I created it. Enjoy!

P.S.: This recipe is gluten free; however, you may substitute regular wheat flour if you wish.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
Makes about 60 gluten free cookies
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

DRY INGREDIENTS

1
cup + 2 tablespoons gluten free better batter all purpose flour mix or 158 gms
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon kosher salt
3/4
cup sugar in the raw, pulsed to powder, or 147 gms
1
cup sweetened shredded coconut or 70 grams
3/4
cup nestle's chocolate chips, semi sweet

WET INGREDIENTS

6
tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2
teaspoons vanilla
1/2
tablespoon molasses
2
tablespoons almond butter
1
egg white

ADD INS

60
whole almonds for tops of cookies

Step-By-Step

1Assemble all ingredients. Bring egg and molasses and almond butter to room temperature. I use air baking pans with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2Mix all the dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl.
3Note. Do not skip the step of pulsing the sugar to powder.
4Mix the wet ingredients in a small bowl: Combine the melted warm butter with the almond butter and molasses, and stir until well mixed, then add the vanilla and egg white.
5Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and add the wet ingredients, and mix well by hand with a spatula.
6Use a one-inch scoop for scooping the dough into your hand.
7Make a ball by rolling it in your hand. Tip: Give it a couple of squeezes, and it sticks together and helps make forming the ball easier.
8Press an almond in the center of each cookie.
9Place the cookies on the parchment paper about 1 1/2 inches apart.
10Bake at 350 degrees 10 to 12 minutes, until edges start to brown. Do not overcook.
11Take a bite when no one is looking ;)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate, Nuts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy