Almond Joy Cookies

If you have been following this blog for quite some time, you know that I love to bake.  Before I started to eat clean, I loved to bake all of those decadent gooey desserts that you see on sites like Pinterest.  Changing my diet has taught me to be creative in baking healthier sweets.  My husband is a big fan of almond joy, so he had the idea to make almond joy cookies.

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These cookies were inspired by my Almond Joy Energy Bites.  They are gluten free as well as vegan.  My husband worked from home yesterday and he got to taste test them right out of the oven.  To quote him verbatim, “These may be the most delicious things you have ever made.”  So I had to share them with all of you!

Almond Joy Cookies

Almond Joy Cookies

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 12 min Serves 12 cookies     adjust servings

The taste of the candy bar with none of the guilt.



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl.  (I actually ground up some rolled oats to make my oat flour.)
  3. In a saucepan on med heat, combine the almond butter, coconut oil and maple syrup and stir until smooth.
  4. Let mixture cool.
  5. Once it’s cooled add it to the dry ingredients and also add the vanilla, egg and almond extract.
  6. Once everything is well combined, fold in the dark chocolate.
  7. Drop cookies onto a lined baking sheet. 
  8. Bake for about 12 minutes and serve.


Recipe Notes

Store them in a jar if they will be eaten quickly. For longer storage, keep them in the fridge or even freeze them . Enjoy!

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118 thoughts to “Almond Joy Cookies”

  1. I made these last week and I had lots of good comments about them. I had some 7 grain rolled oats which I put in the food processor. I thought it turned out a little too coarse. Will try Almond flour next with cacao nibs next time just for something a little different.
  2. These were seriously SO FANTASTIC! I was not expecting them to be as good as they were (no offense)! My husband went nuts, too. :) I will definitely be making a double batch next time & freezing half!
  3. My weakness is the cookie dough before they're even baked, and I'm so happy to say that this batter was de-lic-ious!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much!
  4. The cookies are great. I actually used Pamela's gluten free baking and pancake mix instead of oat flour. The cookies turned out great. Thanks for the recipe!!
  5. I made these for the first time this last weekend. They were amazing thank you so much for the recipe! I was looking for a cookie that I could use as a snack in between meals without having too much sugar. They definitely hit the spot. Thanks again for all you do!
  6. I just made these. They are delicious. I melted the enjoy chips into the melted almond butter & apple sauce and maple syrup. I also added coconut extract and they came out delicous

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