Chocolate Almond Joyfuls

Lee Russell


A friend said they love Halloween as they buy candy that they love to eat, in this case Almond Joys. So I whipped up this recipe and now everyone wants me to make these for them for Christmas. The coconut flavor doesn't appear till the end of munching the cookie that gives a wonderful afterglow of flavor.

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Makes 6 to 7 dozen
20 Min


21/4 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
1 c
butter, room temperature
2 large
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
4 Tbsp
cocoa powder
3 Tbsp
chocolate syrup
1 tsp
espresso powder
1 tsp
almond extract
2 c
chocolate morsels
2 1/2 c
shredded coconut
1 c
slivered almonds


1Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, espresso powder, chocolate syrup and almond extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
3Stir in coconut, morsels and nuts. Batter will be sticky. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
4Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until done. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American