Friday, July 22, 2011
Friday Food Craft: Almond Joy Cookies!
To make these scrumptious cookies you will need:
2 sticks Unsalted Butter, At Room Temperature
¾ cups Brown Sugar
¼ cups White Sugar
3.4 ounces-a 4 serving size box of Jello Coconut Cream Instant Pudding Mix*
2 whole Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2-¼ cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 pinch Salt
1 cup Bittersweet chocolate chunks
½ cup Unsweetened coconut flakes or shredded coconut pieces
½ cup sliced or slivered almonds
Silpat Baking Liner. Set these aside.
In the bowl of your mixer, combine the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
On medium speed, beat in the pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract.
On low speed, mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Be careful to mix only until combined (do not over mix!).
Stir in the chocolate chunks, coconut and almonds (I happened to have some Almond Joy Pieces candies, so I threw those in for good measure with my other mix ins).
Use a measuring tablespoon or cookie scoop to scoop out the cookie dough onto the lined baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are just turning golden and the centers are just set.
Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, before cooling completely on cooling racks. Enjoy!
* You can easily substitute Vanilla or French Vanilla pudding into this recipe, or use any flavor you like and any mix ins you prefer!