Monday, July 22, 2013

Almond Joy Cookies

   This time I have an actual recipe....that you can share with people! Because, sharing is caring right? Unless you are in my household, we definitely do not share well! Well, we don't share the super yummy foods, so someone always ends up getting more than the other person. Oh well, at least the food isn't going to waste! Actually, the food would never go to waste, it would go to my herd of chickens. That's right, I have somewhere around 30 (give or take a few) chickens, and they get all the leftovers that we do not eat! Which doesn't happen very often, my family is good about eating food!!
   Alright, so these cookies are a twist off the favorite chocolate/almond candies, Almond Joy. I mean, who doesn't love the perfect chocolate/coconut to almond ratio? I know I do! And I had decided to make a cookie to honor the times when the candy cannot be found around the house (Bummer!). They are still amazing, and you can even drizzle chocolate over the tops of the cooled cookies if you are looking for that extra chocolate-y flavor. And I found this recipe on the back of a shredded coconut package. SCORE!

(The Most Important thing is to) Grab all your ingredients out of the cabinet. I will have the full recipe below, with picture-steps for those that like visuals! You will need a large bowl, since this is a huge recipe!

Preheat your oven to 375˚ and grease your cookie sheet, or line with parchment paper. What ever works for you!

Now, in a large bowl cream together your brown sugar, white sugar, and softened butter. The more it's mixed, the better!

Beat in your eggs one at a time. The dough might be a little water-y looking, but that's alright! That will get evened out later. I beat my egg with a spoon, but a fork would work and a whisk might too. I don't know, try new things!

   After your eggs are well incorporated into your mixture, you are going to add in the vanilla! This part is easy, because all you have to do is stir it in.

The next hing you are going to do is add in the flour, baking soda, and salt. This is what will give the dough a more dough-like consistency. Stir until everything is combined. The dough will get thicker  so make sure there aren't any hidden, flour-filled bubbles in your batter. If you have had that happen before, then you know what I'm talking about. If not...well, you do not want that!

And the final thing before baking....adding in all the good stuff! This is the part where you combine the coconut, chocolate chips, and almonds. Adding these things will not only give texture to your cookies, it also gives that almond joy taste that many love!

After everything is combined, drop by the spoonful onto the prepared sheet. Make sure to space them well, as they will spread out! Bake and enjoy(:

Finished product! Yumm ♡

Full Recipe:

1/2 cup Butter, soft
3/4 cup White Sugar
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla
2 1/4 cup Flour
1 tablespoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Coconut
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1 cup Almonds, Chopped

1. Preheat oven to 375˚ and grease a cookie sheet, or cover using parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, cream together both sugars and the softened butter util creamy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
3. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Make sure everything is well incorporated.
4. Add in the coconut, chocolate chips, and almonds, stir until everything is evenly distributed.
5. Drop spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 6-10 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown. Cool and enjoy!

Did you try this recipe? Tell me how it went for you below in the comments!