Almond Joy Mounds

V Seward


When it comes to the holidays and cookie swaps this is my go-to cookie recipe. A friend of mine makes a cookie like this every year, she wouldn't share her recipe, so I came up with my own rendition of my favorite candy bar. If you want to make A LOT of cookies, this one's for you. Using a 4 qt mixing bowl, this recipe fills the bowl. Make them as big as you want, they don't spread and you'll want to make sure to have enough. Recipe easily halved, the dough can be frozen and ready for company anytime. I always make a full batch for that purpose.

★★★★★ 2 votes
4-5 dozen (approximately)
20 Min
10 Min

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Wow, this cookie is rich and decadent! Toasting the coconut and almonds adds so much to the overall flavor of this cookie. The combination of two different chocolate chips, toasted coconut, and almonds are amazing. This recipe makes a ton of cookies and bakes beautifully, so get a big glass of milk ready.

Note: We toasted the coconut and almonds at the same time in a 350 degree oven for about 8 minutes, carefully stirring and watching that nothing burned.


1 c
real butter, no substitutes
1 1/2 c
sugar, granulated (white)
1 1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
4 large
2 tsp
almond extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
coconut extract
4 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
kosher salt
12 oz
semi-sweet chocolate chips
12 oz
milk chocolate chips
2 c
coconut, sweetened, toasted
2 c
almonds, chopped and toasted lightly

How to Make Almond Joy Mounds


  • 1Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  • 2Combine dry ingredients, set aside.
  • 3In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together.
  • 4Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  • 5Add the extracts.
  • 6Stir in the dry ingredients until well mixed.
  • 7Then stir in the chocolate chips, coconut, and almonds.
  • 8Drop by rounded tablespoons or using a cookie scoop onto prepared cookie sheets.
  • 9Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • 10Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  • 11Remove from baking sheet to a wire rack to cool completely.

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About Almond Joy Mounds

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids