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Almond Joy Cookies on a wooden chopping board

Almond Joy Cookies Gluten-free Vegan

Vegan Almond Joy Cookies – these are perfect for the holidays! 1 Bowl Crisp almond flour and coconut cookies with hidden chocolate in the middle, topped with almond slivers! Warm and decadent. Gluten-free grainfree glutenfree almond joy cookies on a wooden chopping board

What are you gonna fill your cookie platter with this year? Some favorite cookies like my Almond Flour Ginger Molasses , Baklava cookies! And my Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies I make every year. This holiday season I am adding a another new favorite to the list! Almond Joy Cookies. These cookies are scrumptious and perfect for the holidays.

Just like my Vegan Snickers Cookies, these are the perfect cookies for lovers of candy bars and also make for an amazing gift from the kitchen.

The cookie dough has almond flour and shredded coconut for a nutty toasted coconut  flavor. A large piece of chocolate bar is folded into each cookie dough disc, so when you break the baked cookie, there’s gooey chocolate throughout the middle! Top the cookie with almond slivers or more chocolate.

halved vegan almond joy cookies with half melted chocolate chunks peaking out on a wooden board

why you’ll love these cookies

  • They need just 1 bowl and everyday ingredients
  • No need to whip butter and sugar and. No need for big appliances
  • They also happen to the gluten and grainfree
  • they are decadent, crisp and delicious with a toasty coconut flavor
  • theres a large piece of chocolate in the middle of each cookie!

Almond Joy Cookies on a wooden chopping board

More almond flour cookie recipes:

Snickers Cookies 

Blueberry Muffin Cookies  

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Baklava cookies

Ginger molasses cookies

 

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Almond Joy Cookies (glutenfree with almond flour and coconut)

Vegan Almond Joy Cookies – these are perfect for the holidays! 1 Bowl Crisp almond flour and coconut cookies with hidden chocolate in the middle, topped with almond slivers! Warm and decadent. Gluten-free grainfree 

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time12 mins

Chill15 mins

Total Time42 mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: almond joy cookies, glutenfree cookies, vegan almond flour cookies, vegan coconut cookies

Servings: 10

Calories: 146kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (112 g) almond flour superfine blanched almond flour or you can use natural almond flour but the color of the cookies will be slightly different
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca starch or use potato starch
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar or sugar of your choice like cane sugar , coconut sugar will add some color
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon semi solid coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

To add later:

  • 1.5 to 2 ounces (45 g) of large chocolate chunks
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped almonds or slivered almond

Instructions

  • Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix really well. Press and mix to break any almond flour lumps.

  • Melt the coconut oil and add it to the dry ingredients alongside maple syrup and vanilla extract.

  • Mix everything until you get a soft dough. If the dough is slightly too stiff, add in one teaspoon of maple syrup and mix in. If the dough is too sticky, chill for 15 minutes.

  • Take equal portions of the dough in a cookie scoop or using a spoon into your hand, roll it into a ball. Place a large chocolate chunk in the middle and press the ball around the chocolate chunks and then press it onto a parchment lined baking sheet to flatten into a disc.

  • Repeat for all of the cookie dough, then top the cookies with the slivered almonds and press them in.

  • Preheat the oven to 330 degrees Fahrenheit( 165c). Once preheated, place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes. It depends on the type of your baking sheet and your oven.

  • Check it around the 11-12 minute mark. If the cookies have spread and starting to turn golden on the edges they’re done, remove them from the oven. Otherwise you can bake for another minute or two. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes and remove from the baking sheet.

  • To make them somewhat crispy, you can bake them a bit longer. To make them fudgier you can bake them a min or so less than the baking time. Experiment based on your oven and your preference for the cookies.

  • Store them on the counter for up to a week and refrigerate if you want to keep them for longer.

Notes

  • To make these somewhat crispy, you can bake them a bit longer. To make them fudgier you can bake them a min or so less than the baking time. Experiment based on your oven and your preference for the cookies.
  • Oilfree: Omit the oil and use 1-2 tsp more maple syrup or use 1 tbsp smooth almond butter or tahini(tahini adds flavor) 
  • Variation: you can also drizzle melted chocolate on the cookies

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Almond Joy Cookies (glutenfree with almond flour and coconut)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 146
Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Fat 11g17%

Saturated Fat 3g19%

Sodium 44mg2%

Potassium 61mg2%

Carbohydrates 12g4%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 6g7%

Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 2IU0%

Vitamin C 0.02mg0%

Calcium 39mg4%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

glutenfree vegan almond joy cookies on a wooden chopping board

Ingredients:

  • a blend of almond flour and tapioca starch ensures these are chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside
  • baking soda gives these a bit of a rise and a nice crisp
  • for sweetness, I use a mix of maple syrup and powdered sugar but any sugar of your choice will work. Unrefined sugars like cane sugar or coconut will add some color
  • semi-solid coconut oil is added as fat – you can use unrefined virgin coconut oil here as we do want these to taste like coconut
  • vanilla extract – is always a great flavor booster for cookies- however, some almond extract would also be nice in these
  • the traditional add-ins for these cookies are large chocolate chunks, shredded coconut, and chopped almonds or slivered almonds

Tips:

  • To make these somewhat crispy, you can bake them a bit longer. To make them fudgier you can bake them a min or so less than the baking time. Experiment based on your oven and your preference for the cookies. Store them on the counter for up to a week and refrigerate them if you want to keep them for longer.
  • Almond Joy Cookies can be baked and frozen ahead of time.  Just pack the cooled-down cookies in Ziploc freezer bags and place them in containers.  When defrosting, take them out of the containers frozen and place them on serving trays or platters uncovered.

ingredients needed for making vegan almond joy cookies

How to make Almond Joy Cookies:

dry ingredients for making vegan almond joy cookies in a glass bowl

Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix really well. Press and mix to break any almond flour lumps.

Melt the coconut oil and add it to the dry ingredients alongside maple syrup and vanilla extract.

dry ingredients for vegan almond joy cookies in a glass bowl

Mix everything until you get a soft dough. If the dough is slightly too stiff, add in one teaspoon of maple syrup and mix in. If the dough is too sticky, chill for 15 minutes.

vegan almond joy cookie dough in a glass bowl

Take equal portions of the dough in a cookie scoop or using a spoon into your hand, roll it into a ball.

Vegan almond joy cookie dough on parchment lined baking sheet


Place a large chocolate chunk in the middle and press the ball around the chocolate chunks and then press it onto a parchment-lined baking sheet to flatten into a disc.

vegan almond joy cookies before baking

Repeat for all of the cookie dough, then top the cookies with the slivered almonds and press them in.

freshly baked vegan almond joy cookies on a sheet pan

Preheat the oven to 330 degrees Fahrenheit (165c).

Once preheated, place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes. It depends on the type of baking sheet and your oven.

Check it around the 11-12 minute mark. If the cookies have spread and starting to turn golden on the edges they’re done, remove them from the oven. Otherwise, you can bake for another minute or two.

Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes and remove from the baking sheet.

Tips for the perfect baking time

To make the cookies somewhat crispy, you can bake them a bit longer.

To make them fudgier you can bake them for a min or so less than the baking time. Experiment based on your oven and your preference for the cookies.
Store them on the counter for up to a week and refrigerate them if you want to keep them for longer.

glutenfree almond joy cookies on a wooden chopping board


Almond Joy Cookies Gluten-free Vegan

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Almond Joy Cookies on a wooden chopping board

Almond Joy Cookies Gluten-free Vegan

Vegan Almond Joy Cookies – these are perfect for the holidays! 1 Bowl Crisp almond flour and coconut cookies with hidden chocolate in the middle, topped with almond slivers! Warm and decadent. Gluten-free grainfree glutenfree almond joy cookies on a wooden chopping board

What are you gonna fill your cookie platter with this year? Some favorite cookies like my Almond Flour Ginger Molasses , Baklava cookies! And my Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies I make every year. This holiday season I am adding a another new favorite to the list! Almond Joy Cookies. These cookies are scrumptious and perfect for the holidays.

Just like my Vegan Snickers Cookies, these are the perfect cookies for lovers of candy bars and also make for an amazing gift from the kitchen.

The cookie dough has almond flour and shredded coconut for a nutty toasted coconut  flavor. A large piece of chocolate bar is folded into each cookie dough disc, so when you break the baked cookie, there’s gooey chocolate throughout the middle! Top the cookie with almond slivers or more chocolate.

halved vegan almond joy cookies with half melted chocolate chunks peaking out on a wooden board

why you’ll love these cookies

  • They need just 1 bowl and everyday ingredients
  • No need to whip butter and sugar and. No need for big appliances
  • They also happen to the gluten and grainfree
  • they are decadent, crisp and delicious with a toasty coconut flavor
  • theres a large piece of chocolate in the middle of each cookie!

Almond Joy Cookies on a wooden chopping board

More almond flour cookie recipes:

Snickers Cookies 

Blueberry Muffin Cookies  

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Baklava cookies

Ginger molasses cookies

 

Print Recipe

Almond Joy Cookies (glutenfree with almond flour and coconut)

Vegan Almond Joy Cookies – these are perfect for the holidays! 1 Bowl Crisp almond flour and coconut cookies with hidden chocolate in the middle, topped with almond slivers! Warm and decadent. Gluten-free grainfree 

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time12 mins

Chill15 mins

Total Time42 mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: almond joy cookies, glutenfree cookies, vegan almond flour cookies, vegan coconut cookies

Servings: 10

Calories: 146kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (112 g) almond flour superfine blanched almond flour or you can use natural almond flour but the color of the cookies will be slightly different
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca starch or use potato starch
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar or sugar of your choice like cane sugar , coconut sugar will add some color
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon semi solid coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

To add later:

  • 1.5 to 2 ounces (45 g) of large chocolate chunks
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped almonds or slivered almond

Instructions

  • Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix really well. Press and mix to break any almond flour lumps.

  • Melt the coconut oil and add it to the dry ingredients alongside maple syrup and vanilla extract.

  • Mix everything until you get a soft dough. If the dough is slightly too stiff, add in one teaspoon of maple syrup and mix in. If the dough is too sticky, chill for 15 minutes.

  • Take equal portions of the dough in a cookie scoop or using a spoon into your hand, roll it into a ball. Place a large chocolate chunk in the middle and press the ball around the chocolate chunks and then press it onto a parchment lined baking sheet to flatten into a disc.

  • Repeat for all of the cookie dough, then top the cookies with the slivered almonds and press them in.

  • Preheat the oven to 330 degrees Fahrenheit( 165c). Once preheated, place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes. It depends on the type of your baking sheet and your oven.

  • Check it around the 11-12 minute mark. If the cookies have spread and starting to turn golden on the edges they’re done, remove them from the oven. Otherwise you can bake for another minute or two. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes and remove from the baking sheet.

  • To make them somewhat crispy, you can bake them a bit longer. To make them fudgier you can bake them a min or so less than the baking time. Experiment based on your oven and your preference for the cookies.

  • Store them on the counter for up to a week and refrigerate if you want to keep them for longer.

Notes

  • To make these somewhat crispy, you can bake them a bit longer. To make them fudgier you can bake them a min or so less than the baking time. Experiment based on your oven and your preference for the cookies.
  • Oilfree: Omit the oil and use 1-2 tsp more maple syrup or use 1 tbsp smooth almond butter or tahini(tahini adds flavor) 
  • Variation: you can also drizzle melted chocolate on the cookies

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Almond Joy Cookies (glutenfree with almond flour and coconut)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 146
Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Fat 11g17%

Saturated Fat 3g19%

Sodium 44mg2%

Potassium 61mg2%

Carbohydrates 12g4%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 6g7%

Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 2IU0%

Vitamin C 0.02mg0%

Calcium 39mg4%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

glutenfree vegan almond joy cookies on a wooden chopping board

Ingredients:

  • a blend of almond flour and tapioca starch ensures these are chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside
  • baking soda gives these a bit of a rise and a nice crisp
  • for sweetness, I use a mix of maple syrup and powdered sugar but any sugar of your choice will work. Unrefined sugars like cane sugar or coconut will add some color
  • semi-solid coconut oil is added as fat – you can use unrefined virgin coconut oil here as we do want these to taste like coconut
  • vanilla extract – is always a great flavor booster for cookies- however, some almond extract would also be nice in these
  • the traditional add-ins for these cookies are large chocolate chunks, shredded coconut, and chopped almonds or slivered almonds

Tips:

  • To make these somewhat crispy, you can bake them a bit longer. To make them fudgier you can bake them a min or so less than the baking time. Experiment based on your oven and your preference for the cookies. Store them on the counter for up to a week and refrigerate them if you want to keep them for longer.
  • Almond Joy Cookies can be baked and frozen ahead of time.  Just pack the cooled-down cookies in Ziploc freezer bags and place them in containers.  When defrosting, take them out of the containers frozen and place them on serving trays or platters uncovered.

ingredients needed for making vegan almond joy cookies

How to make Almond Joy Cookies:

dry ingredients for making vegan almond joy cookies in a glass bowl

Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix really well. Press and mix to break any almond flour lumps.

Melt the coconut oil and add it to the dry ingredients alongside maple syrup and vanilla extract.

dry ingredients for vegan almond joy cookies in a glass bowl

Mix everything until you get a soft dough. If the dough is slightly too stiff, add in one teaspoon of maple syrup and mix in. If the dough is too sticky, chill for 15 minutes.

vegan almond joy cookie dough in a glass bowl

Take equal portions of the dough in a cookie scoop or using a spoon into your hand, roll it into a ball.

Vegan almond joy cookie dough on parchment lined baking sheet


Place a large chocolate chunk in the middle and press the ball around the chocolate chunks and then press it onto a parchment-lined baking sheet to flatten into a disc.

vegan almond joy cookies before baking

Repeat for all of the cookie dough, then top the cookies with the slivered almonds and press them in.

freshly baked vegan almond joy cookies on a sheet pan

Preheat the oven to 330 degrees Fahrenheit (165c).

Once preheated, place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes. It depends on the type of baking sheet and your oven.

Check it around the 11-12 minute mark. If the cookies have spread and starting to turn golden on the edges they’re done, remove them from the oven. Otherwise, you can bake for another minute or two.

Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes and remove from the baking sheet.

Tips for the perfect baking time

To make the cookies somewhat crispy, you can bake them a bit longer.

To make them fudgier you can bake them for a min or so less than the baking time. Experiment based on your oven and your preference for the cookies.
Store them on the counter for up to a week and refrigerate them if you want to keep them for longer.

glutenfree almond joy cookies on a wooden chopping board


Almond Joy Cookies Gluten-free Vegan