31 Reviews

100% my new FAVORITE cookie!!! Almond Joy is my favorite candy and the dough (ok, I admit to being one of those who eat the dough... someone has to taste it right, mine as well be me?!?!) DOES taste just like an almond joy candy bar - and the baked up cookies are to die for!!! I served them at a BBQ last night and to family today and and twice someone said 'these are way too good' and they really are, every single person had seconds! DS also loved 'em. I toasted my almonds and roughly chopped them, used half sweetened and half unsweetened coconut and used 1 regular size bag mini chocolate chips - and subbed 1/4 cup egg beaters for one of the eggs. I have a 4.5qt kitchen aid mixer and it was full to the brim - the amount written makes a huge amount of cookies. I had to have my DH stir at the very end, the mixer just wasn't going to cut it. I baked up half and froze the rest of the dough (don't know why I bothered I'm going to have to make again for our next get together tomorrow!) Thanks for posting this very awesome recipe!!

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Brooke the Cook in WI May 24, 2008

I wasn't much of a fan of these. I wish those who tweaked the recipe would have rated it on the recipe, not the way they tweaked it to make it better. From the beginning, I noticed the main recipe is the toll house recipe but they halved the butter and salt. I felt like this made the base cookie both bland and dry. I agree with other reviewers that you should substitute milk chocolate chips - and decrease them - the chocolate flavor was way too overpowering - I could not get any almond or coconut flavor. I would also increase the coconut as other commenters said and I loved the idea to exchange almond extract for the vanilla. So, next time I make these, I will double the butter and salt (per toll house), decrease the chocolate chips to 4 cups, and make them milk chocolate, increase the coconut, replace vanilla with almond extract. Maybe then they will be good. I will come back and let you know, but I will not give this recipe a better rating, because the recipe, as written, deserves 2 stars. Sorry.

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carebear628_9556183 September 24, 2013

Well, these didn't taste EXACTLY like the candybar, but they sure were GOOD! Thick, chewy, and full of flavor - I ate 5 or 6 before I finally controlled myself! :) I heeded other reviewers' suggestions by increasing the coconut to 3 c. and decreasing the choc. to 4 c. I happened to have 4 See's milk choc. bars w/almonds, so I chopped those up and threw them in w/the choc. chips (to total 4 c.), and the next time I make these, I will use all milk choc., and no semi-sweet. To me, that's why these didn't taste exactly like the candy bar...the semi-sweet was kind of an overpowering flavor. Anyway, if you love chocolate chip cookies, coconut, and almonds, then I highly recommend these babies! Eat them w/a cold glass of milk, and you'll be in Cookie Heaven!! :)

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foxcgoldiloxc May 16, 2009

Very, very good cookies. I hope other Zaar members will try these. They have everything an Almond Joy has -- and even more!!! I used my ice cream scoop to drop the cookies onto the baking sheet. It holds at least 2 tablespoons -- maybe even more. I got a whole lot more than 36 cookies -- probably almost double that. I went back over the recipe and I don't see where I measured anything incorrectly. I'll be interested to know, as others try these wonderful cookies, if they also get more than the 3 dozen the recipe indicates. But who's complaining -- MORE IS BETTER!!!!

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Bobbie March 23, 2007

These cookies are incredible V. Thank you so much for begging your friend...they are so worth it. I can't believe how much they taste like the chocolate bar. These wonderful cookies are crisp, creamy, very chocolatey and are full of coconut. They are the bomb. I had to omit the almonds because of my dh's allergy, but I bet they are even better with the nuts. I used dairy milk chocolate chips. I'll be making these again and again. Into my keeper box this goes.

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Baby Kato March 16, 2007

These cookie sounded as if they would be delicious, but they were way too hard once they cooled. Out of the oven they tasted good, I found the recipe on Facebook but I will not be baking them again. I think I would make a normal chocolate chip recipe and add almonds instead of walnuts and the coconut.

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Lenore W. December 31, 2015

Having read the reviews that pointed out the lack of coconut flavor, and being, in general, a HUGE fan of coconut oil, I went ahead and substituted coconut oil for the butter. I did only put 4 cups of chocolate chips, but used half semi sweet and half dark chocolate. The dough does look a little oily but the finished cookies were not! They were delicious ! And of course I toasted the almonds...a baking must. Always toast your nuts!

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lindaval13 October 04, 2015

Very tasty. I love Almond Joys! Could use a little more cookie dough in proportion to added ingredients.

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Beth Z. August 29, 2015

Are you sure you have the right amount of butter in these cookies. I thought it sounded like they had too much flour for the amount of butter so I only put in 4 cups of flour. They did not look anything like the picture. Most cookie recipes use 2 cups of butter to 4 1/2 cups of flour. They were way to hard.

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mrs-k May 31, 2015

Have made these a few times now. Have also made them in a "Mounds" style without nuts. Both have been a hit and are requested for fundraisers. Very easy to make and great as a teaching/learning recipe.

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Ron from Australia May 12, 2014
Almond Joy Cookies