Almond Joy Oatmeal Cookies

March 25, 2015
Almond Joy Oatmeal Cookies - Almond flour, shredded coconut, chocolate, and oats make up the base for these cookies. They're soft and chewy gluten-free

I hope you're having the happiest of weeks

At our house ..

Almond Joy Cookies - Almond flour, shredded coconut, chocolate, and oats make up the base for these cookies. They're soft and chewy gluten-free

The Chef has been traveling .. and I've been hanging out in coffee shops .. finishing that last of the papers for my latest class.

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Before he left .. I made a few cookies to take with him on the road.

They're soft .. chewy .. and gluten-free. Certainly not your everyday chocolate chip cookie

Almond flour .. shredded coconut .. chocolate .. and oats form the base and provide a nice texture. Not only will they melt in your mouth .. but they'll also leave a bit of something to chew on. Each bit of coconut .. accented with a burst of chocolate

For a twist .. I've also made them with white chocolate chips (instead of dark) and macadamia nuts (instead of almonds). They're a clean slate to make them your own

Enjoy!

xoxo

ps:  The secret to a really good cookie? Let the dough rest 72 hours before baking your cookies .. here

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~ Adapted from Amy's Healthy Baking .. here

Almond Joy Cookies
 
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Serves: 12 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 c rolled oats
  • ¾ c whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or clarified butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • ¾ tsp almond extract
  • ½ c honey (** or liquid sweetener of your choice)
  • 4 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 4 tbsp dark chocolate, finely chopped (** or mini chocolate chips work as well)
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, add the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil (or clarified butter), egg, and almond extract. Stir in the honey.
  3. Add in the flour mix, stirring just until combined.
  4. Fold in the shredded coconut and a little over half of the chocolate.
  5. Chill for 30 minutes to an hour
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 325°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  7. Drop the cookie dough into 12 rounded scoops onto the prepared sheet. Flatten each cookie slightly and press the remaining chocolate into the tops.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  9. Let cool on the pan for 10 - 15 minutes before putting them onto a wire rack to cool completely
Notes
Nutritional Data by %
% Protein: 4
% Carbs: 70
% Fat: 7
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie (1/12th Total Recipe Calories: 125 Fat: 3.83 Carbohydrates: 22.24 Sugar: 11.26 Protein: 1.5

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1 Comment

  • Reply Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking March 25, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    So sweet of you to bake for your man! I love your little twists of white chocolate and macadamia nuts — that sounds delicious!

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