Coconut Joy Cookies Recipe -
Coconut Joy Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Coconut Joy Cookies

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"Chewy coconut cookies chock full of chocolate chips and crunchy chocolate almond candy pieces."

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Original recipe makes 18 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and coconut extract.
  4. Combine both amounts of flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl; mix into the butter mixture until just combined.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips, 1/2 cup almond candy pieces, and flaked coconut until evenly distributed.
  6. Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and place 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges become golden brown, 9 to 11 minutes.
  8. Immediately after removing from the oven, press a few of the remaining 1/4 cup almond candy pieces into each cookie decoratively.
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Feb 08, 2012

As the first reviewer, I just have to say that these are AWESOME!!!!! Made exactly as written (except for using mini choco. chips b/c that's all I had) and would not change a thing. They smelled fantastic while baking and had great texture and flavor. As a lover of the chocolate/coconut combo, I knew these were gonna be good, but they are not just good, they are fantastic and downright addicting, lol! I did put some extra candies on top before baking and they cracked, so I may put them on after baking next time so they are prettier. Me and the little guy had a lot of fun making these, though I think he had more fun eating the candies, lol. These cookies are definitely going into my favorite cookies file. Thanks, Bug, for sharing this wonderfully yummy recipe! :)

Jun 14, 2012

These have to be one of the most fabulous cookies ever. The perfect combination of chewy and crunchy. The taste is pure summer in every bite! I followed the recipe exactly, my only advise is double, triple or quadruple this recipe as the single batch is simply not enough!!! I doubled and made 24 large size cookies. As always I make dough balls and place on a baking tray in the freezer, once frozen (About 20-30 minutes) I remove from the tray and store in zip lock bags. When required bake at 350 for approx 25 minutes. The perfect crackled cookie every time. NOTE ~ I did struggle to find the almond joy pieces in my local grocery stores but eventually found them for sale at Target. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!


13 Ratings

Feb 11, 2012

Spectacular cookies! If you love the combination of chocolate and coconut you must try these cookies. I followed the recipe exactly and mine were done at 8 minutes in my convection oven. I liked that these didn't spread much so I could load up the cookie sheets. I ended up with 30 cookies using my tablespoon cookie scoop. This really is a wonderful cookie and one I will make many times. Thank you for the recipe CookinBug.

Feb 19, 2012

I followed the recipe exactly doubled. I was afraid that the coconut was be too much, but it was not at all. These are addicting. I made these for my Dad for his birthday. Now, I'm going to have to make them for everyone.

Aug 24, 2013

I didn't have coconut extract and used dark brown usage because that is all I had. I used mini chips because i ran out of the regular chips. I used almond M&m's. loved them! Thanks for the recipe!

Jan 22, 2013

Very tasty cookie! I had some coconut left over from a cake I recently made though id give these a try So glad I did my house smelled amazing while these were baking! These came out crispy on the outside chewey in the middle baked up perfectly in 9 min. This recie is a definite keeper!!

Jan 07, 2015

A little piece of coconut heaven! The Almond Joy pieces are not easy to find. I did not have any chocolate chips on hand, but they were not even missed. I will definitely make these again!

Sep 17, 2014

These cookies are very good. Unfortunately, I had an enormous hard time to find the candy the recipe calls for. I had to replace it for Almond M&M candy. It did not disapoint. I like the fact that these cookies are not too sweet at all! I just wonder if the mix should be really time I will use my cookie scoop. I happen to read about it just before preparing the last batch. They came out perfect but I must admit the ones I rolled on my hands with a little flour came out perfectly round unlike the ones I scooped ;)


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  • Calories
  • 192 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 119 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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