Gluten-Free Almond Joy Cookies

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Happy Cookie Friday! The long-time readers will definitely remember Cookie Friday. It was easily the tastiest day of the week!

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In honor of Cookie Friday, here’s a ridiculously delicious (and easy) cookie recipe to help you celebrate. (I honestly don’t think I’ve loved a cookie this much in a long time.) The flavors of coconut, chocolate, and almond (i.e. Almond Joy) are some of my very favorites, so these cookies taste absolutely incredible to me. Thick, rich, soft, and gooey, I have a feeling you will love them too!


Gluten-Free Almond Joy Cookies

Makes 12 Servings: 6P/12C/15F


  • 1.5 cups almond meal
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well until batter is blended evenly.

    Refrigerate batter for at least an hour.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Use a tablespoon to portion batter onto a prepared baking sheet.

    Bake cookies for approximately 10-12 minutes or until tops start to lightly brown.

    Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool before serving.



  1. Making these now! I promised my 2 year old cookies tonight, and when I saw this recipe, I put away the butter I had sitting out and switched gears! Dough is chilling in the fridge…can’t wait! (Also, just wanted to point out that you may want to put step 1 under step 3 to avoid pre-heating the oven too early as I did 🙂 ).

  2. Hey Tina! This recipe has been on my list to make for awhile! Question- did you move your recipe page somewhere else on the blog? I was looking for a specific recipe the other day and couldn’t find it. Let me know if you can!

    1. I actually removed the page because it was so out-of-date. I really need to update it. Sorry! What recipe are you looking for?

      1. @Tina: thanks for responding! I was looking for a recipe you had for tuna/salmon cakes with brown rice crackers. I think you had adapted it from a recipe in a magazine. It’s lent and I am looking for more fish ideas for Fridays! p.s. I have following along with your pregnancy as I am 21 weeks pregnant myself!

  3. YUM. I have been looking for a reason to get almond meal, now I have found it. Thank you! And thanks for bringing back cookie Friday. Your banana cookies (with oats and dark chocolate chips) are a HOUSE FAVORITE> seriously. We make them at least once every 2 weeks. Cookie monsters!!!

  4. YUM!!! I have everything but the coconut extract but I think I will still make them tomorrow. Does it have to be sea salt, or will table salt work just the same? Thank you.

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  6. These are amazing! I skipped the coconut extract and my boyfriend said he likes them better than regular chocolate chip cookies!!

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