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Cookies, Desserts, Sweet Snacks

Almond Joy Cookies

This week I learned that it is possible to make cookies without flour, sugar, eggs or butter. Neat trick, eh? Yes, I thought so. But these super simple to make Almond Joy Cookies have none of those four ingredients, thought there is sugar in the chocolate chips and sweetened shredded coconut, and the binder is condensed milk, so I can’t say that they are vegan. The nuts? Well that makes them Almond Joy cookies instead of Mounds cookies, right? Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t … you can finish the jingle. 🙂

Ingredients
14 ounces bag sweetened coconut flakes (this is one “big bag” of sweetened coconut)
2/3 cup chopped lightly salted almonds (I used the ones from Trader Joes)
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

Directions
Preheat the oven to 325F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl combine coconut, chocolate chips, almonds, and sweetened condensed milk. Stir until combined. Scoop out dough with a cookie scoop onto prepared baking sheet. and flatten a bit with moistened fingers. It helps if they aren’t really round but more disk shaped.

Bake cookies for 12 to 14 minutes or until tips of coconut are just starting to turn golden brown. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely.

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