DAY 6: Almond Joy Cookies
I have always been a sucker for anything coconut. Add almonds and I am hooked for sure. When I saw these on Heather Christo Cooks, I knew that I had to make them as soon as possible. They are really amazing eaten warm.
Almond Joy Cookies
———(adapted from Heather Christo Cooks)
1 cup salted butter, softened
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 ¼ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups coarsely chopped almonds, toasted
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper.
Using a mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix. Stir in coconut, chocolate chips and almonds; dough will be thick.
Scoop onto baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. Don’t overcook.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.