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Joy Cookies Recipe

Looking for an easy Joy Cookies recipe? Learn how to make Joy Cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by tukigirl83

Makes 48 servings



These coconut-chocolate-almond-topped shortbread cookies are reminiscent of Almond Joy candy bars.

Recipe Ingredients for Joy Cookies

2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened (see Tips)
1/3 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 see Tips [256318] pieces pieces melted semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons toasted coconut (see Tips)
1/4 teaspoon salt
48 sliced almonds

Recipe Directions for Joy Cookies

  1. Preparation

  2. Preheat oven to 375F. Coat a 15-by-10-inch baking sheet with 1-inch sides with cooking spray.

  3. Beat sugar, butter, oil, egg, milk and almond extract in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder and salt until well blended. (It will be a soft dough.) Spread the dough into the prepared baking pan in a thin layer.

  4. Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Cut into 48 bars.

  5. Decorate each bar with a drizzle of melted chocolate, a sprinkle of toasted coconut and an almond slice.

  6. Tips & Notes

  7. Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight, in a single layer, for up to 1 day or freeze undecorated cookies for up to 3 months. Defrost at room temperature before decorating. | Equipment: 15-by-10-inch baking sheet with 1-inch sides

  8. Tips: To soften butter, let stand at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes. Or cut into small pieces and let stand for about 15 minutes. (Do not soften in a microwave?the uneven heat may melt the butter in spots.)

  9. To melt chocolate, microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. Or place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.

  10. Toast coconut in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring often, until golden, about 5 minutes.

Categories

Fruits, Dessert, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 13.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
63
Calories from Fat
33
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.7g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Sodium
23mg
1%
Potassium
33mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
6.7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
3.1g
Protein
0.9g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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