Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Almond Joy Cookies

I don't know about you, but I like to spread out my Holiday cookie making.  I think I've made at least one batch of cookies a week for the last month.  But, now that Christmas is literally just around the corner (if you think of weekends as corners), it is time to wrap things up.  No present pun intended.

My husband and I made up this recipe when we were had just started dating nearly six years ago (!!!).  Wow.  I can't believe I haven't shared it yet.  This is really just a basic cookie, so nothing difficult to confuse you at this hectic time of year.  This would be the perfect last minute addition to Santa's cookie plate.
The Almond Joys are the chocolate ones, the others are
Chocolate Chip & Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Almond Joy Cookies
2 sticks room temp butter (I generally use 1 unsalted, 1 salted)
3/4 C white sure
3/4 c loosely packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 C all purpose flour
1/4 C cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 C chopped almond
5 oz unsweetened coconut
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips

   Cream butter and sugar together.  Incorporate eggs.  Add vanilla.
   Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.  Slowly mix into butter mixture.  I think three batches is good.   When the third addition of flour is almost fully incorporated, add coconut.  Mix.  Fold in chocolate chips and almonds.
   Spoon heaping tablespoons onto a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
   Back at 350 deg F for 10 minutes.
   Makes ~3 dozen.

**I also highly suggest you try Sandra Lee's New York Cheesecake Cookies.  They may be my new favorite cookie.

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