Almond Joy Macaroon Cookies

Carole F


I love coconut..and almond joy candy bars are one of my very favorites since a little girl. Found this recipe on another blog site about 3 months ago and decided to give them a try today..OH MY, these are delish, but, I will let you be the judge for yourself. Enjoy!

Picture my own, taken 2/2/2012


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10 Min
20 Min


  • 4
    egg whites
  • 2/3 c
  • 3 c
    sweet shredded coconut (do not pack down)
  • 2 tsp
    almond extract
  • ·
    whole almonds...1-2 per cookie
  • 1 c
    semi sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate whichever you prefer
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil

How to Make Almond Joy Macaroon Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare cookie sheets by lining them with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Combine egg whites, sugar, coconut and almond extract in one heat proof bowl (I used pyrex) and set it over a few inches of simmering water (basically a double boiler). Stir mixture with wooden spoon making sure to scrape the bottom to prevent burning. Continue heating and stirring until mixture and the egg whites have thickened about 8-10 minutes. Mixture is ready when a scoop placed on cookie sheet will hold its shape without a puddle of syrup forming around it.
  3. Now take a measuring Tablespoon and scoop a full tablespoon onto the parchment paper about 2" apart of each cookie, (I only got 20 cookies because I filled the Tablespoon pretty good)and place one to two almonds on top. Bake for about 20 minutes watching carefully so that you don't burn the edges. The edges should turn a golden brown and the top part of the cookie should have golden brown on the tips..
  4. When done... remove cookies once they are slightly cooled from the parchment paper onto a cooling rack or waxed paper as I have done...when cooled completely drizzle with Chocolate mixture.
  5. Chocolate mixture for topping: In a heavy saucepan put 1 cup of chocolate chip morsels along with 2 T. vegetable oil over low heat until chocolate is melted..stir to combine with the vegetable oil. Drizzle or cover the entire top of the cookie with this chocolate. Cool completely so the chocolate sets up nicely, this takes a while for the chocolate to set up several hours, so don't get discouraged, and now enjoy! These cookies will store well up to 5 days.
  6. *NOTE: I did not use parchment paper and this is what the cookie sheet looks like trying to scrape the cookie off it without ripping it apart...lesson learned!

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