chocolate almond joyfuls

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By Lee Russell
from Pittsburgh, PA

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.

serves Makes 6 to 7 dozen
prep time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate almond joyfuls

  • 21/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 2 lg
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 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

How To Make chocolate almond joyfuls

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • 2
    Combine 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.
  • 3
    Stir in coconut, morsels and nuts. Batter will be sticky. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • 4
    Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until done. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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