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4-ingredient Almond Joy Cookies

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These delicious 4 ingredient Almond Joy Cookies are one of the easiest cookies you could ever make! Filled with sweet flaked coconut, chocolate, and crunchy almonds, this is a cookie you’ll be happy to whip up any time the craving hits.

Almond Joy Cookies

Almond Joy Cookies

This recipe might sounds too good to be true–I mean, a soft, sweet, chocolate chip filled cookie made with no eggs, no flour, no oil or butter seems impossible. But, it’s true; these crazy easy to make 4 ingredient Almond Joy Cookies are a winner! All of the ingredients can be kept on hand and fresh in your pantry for months, so you’ll be ready to make cookies at a moment’s notice.

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The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make these Almond Joy Cookies (exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the printable recipe card):

  • Sweetened flaked coconut – you will find sweetened flaked coconut in the baking aisle.
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Almonds – use almonds that are roasted and salted. I found them in the nut section of the snack aisle and lightly chopped them before adding to the cookie dough.
  • Semi sweet chocolate chips – semi sweet chocolate has just the right flavor for these cookies and won’t burn quickly like milk chocolate chips will.

ingredients to make Almond Joy Cookies

How to Make Almond Joy Cookies

This could not be easier! Just mix all four ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

stirring together chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, coconut, and almonds in a red bowl

Then, scoop the dough onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. This is especially easy to do if you have a cookie scoop. Once you have all of the cookies scooped onto the sheets, wet your hands with water and shape the cookies into rounds and slightly flatten the tops.

scooping cookies onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet with a cookie scoop

Bake the cookies at 325ºF for 12-14 minutes until the edges are golden brown.

freshly baked almond joy cookie on a baking sheet

Allow the cookies to cool to room temperature on the cookie sheets, then you can serve them immediately or move them to wire cooling racks.

Almond Joy Cookies on a wire cooling rack


CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE – For extra chocolate flavor, melt 1/4-1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave in 15 second intervals then drizzle over the top of the baked and cooled cookies.

DIFFERENT NUTS – You can switch it up and go with chopped walnuts or pecans.

CHERRY – Add dried cherries to the cookie batter for a fruity twist.

Almond Joy Cookies stacked next to a glass of milk

How to Store the Cookies

Store leftover cookies in an airtight container, on a plate wrapped with plastic wrap, or in a zip top bag. The cookies will keep at room temperature for 3-5 days.

Almond Joy Cookies with a bite missing

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4-ingredient Almond Joy Cookies

Almond Joy Cookies

Published By Jill
These delicious 4 ingredient Almond Joy Cookies are one of the easiest cookies you could ever make! Filled with sweet flaked coconut, chocolate, and crunch almonds, this is a cookie you'll be happy to whip up any time the craving hits.
5 from 198 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • 1 14 ounce bag sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cup salted roasted almond lightly chopped
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 325F. Prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut, sweetened condensed milk, chopped almonds, and chocolate chips.
  • Scoop the cookie dough into small mounds on the prepare cookie sheets. Wet your hands with water and then shape the mounds into round cookies and slightly flatten the tops of each cookie.
  • Bake at 325F for 12-14 minutes until golden brown around the edges. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet before serving.
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These would also be gluten-free?5 stars

Yes, I have used all of these ingredients in gluten free recipes

These look delish. can’t wait to make and taste…

I dont know why people who post a recipe feel the need to give me a step by step dissertation before the actual recipe steps….STOP…STOP…I just want the recipe first and write your ‘opinions’ at the end in ONE long paragraph…UGH

Did you realize there’s a red bar at the top that says Jump to Recipe?

Why do people who search for recipes act so ungrateful and post their negative “dissertation” instead of just being thankful that they’re allowed access to the recipe for free?

Thank you for sharing this recipe. I love these cookies!  I’m also amazed at how ungrateful people can be!5 stars

Exactly, sometimes those give hints and I appreciate that!

Second batch I’ve made this week❣❣5 stars

can you freeze these?

My question too!5 stars

Can they be frozen? I love these cookies but want to make them ahead of needed them.5 stars

So excited to try this recipe. Cant wait to see more easy recipes5 stars

Spray your parchment paper with Pam so they do not stick. My first batch had yo be tossed because they stuck to the parchment paper.

A tsp of coconut oil would also work to grease the pan. I don’t like the expense of parchment paper unless it’s a necessary step. I don’t like the unhealthiness of Pam or shortening or oils. I always grease with real butter, olive oil, or coconut oil because they are healthier than alternatives. Coconut oil would pair nicely with these cookies. 😉5 stars

I reuse my parchment paper

Pam has no calories and just as healthy

I mad these for Christmas and my mom said they need to be my new “go to” cookie! So good and simple to make!5 stars

does it have to be in a red bowl, can i use a blue or green bowl for the 4 ingredient Almond Joy Cookies. lol


I used a green bowl, but they didn’t turn out as well….5 stars

Can this be made into a lower carb cookie?5 stars

I made these yesterday and ended up with 4 dozen plus 3. They were a big hit. Only change I made was to use one 7 oz. bag of unsweetened coconut flakes and one 7 oz. bag of sweetened. They were just the right amount of sweetness for us.5 stars

Do you think these would do well pressed into a 9×13 pan to be cut into bars after baking?

Sounds like a good idea, but I have never tried it. Let me know how it turns out.

So yummy! These are also so easy! I had no sticking issues like I thought I would. The parchment paper worked wonderfully.5 stars

I just made them for a family gathering on the 4th. The bottoms are somewhat sticky even after baking, so had to think of a way to box them for taking to the potluck. (I turned them back to back.) They are good, but somewhat bland. I think next time I’ll use the salted almonds hoping that might help. Then again my taste buds aren’t the same, so it’d be interesting to hear what others think.

I have these in the oven now, can’t wait to try them

Looks easy and delicious! I cannot wait to make this. Thank you for the recipe!5 stars

Just took my second batch out of the oven. I made one batch with mini chocolate chips and almonds and the other batch I added chopped dried cherries soaked in Amaretto…delish!! Both batches made 3 dozen cookies, plenty to share with family and friends.5 stars

Hi- I made these once and they came out amazing. I’m trying to make them again- I ran out of parchment paper so I used silicone mat instead and they came out flat, like the condensed milk oozed out. I resmushed them so they’re more of balls. I ran out to grab parchment paper to try one more time and the same thing happened- they’re flat mush with the condensed milk surrounding it rather than the cookie. What am I doing wrong? 🙁 5 stars

First time I made these years ago they came out perfect however since they spread and I can’t figure out what time doing wrong as well. So I’m following and hopeful to find out what we are doing wrong!5 stars

In the oven now.
I think I may have used too much coconut?
I buy in bulk, so had to weigh the coconut, and the batter didn’t hold together very well.
We’ll see what happens…

Wow!  These cookies are so delicious!  My 28 year old son was over for dinner and he could not stop eating them!  He could not believe it that I made them!


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