Gluten-Free Almond Joy Cookies

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Hi, I'm Tina!

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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It took me three tries to get this recipe right, but third time’s a charm, right? These cookies turned out wonderfully!


These Gluten-Free Almond Joy Cookies are soft and sweet with flavors of coconut, almond, and chocolate throughout. They are definitely holy yum!


If you love almond joy-flavored treats, you will love these cookies!



  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 stick of butter (8 tbsp), softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 15 almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly.
  3. Roll batter into 1-inch balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Press an almond into each ball and flatten with hand.
  4. Bake cookies for approximately 16-18 minutes until cookies are lightly browned.
  5. Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.
  6. Eat and enjoy!

Makes 15 cookies

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  1. So I am weird, and I don’t really like chocolate. But besides the chocolate, these cookies look amazing! Do you think they would still be good without the chocolate chips?

  2. I’m so glad you’ve taken the time to share your sincere condolences over the terrible events that happened in your city on Monday.

    You’re a gem of a person.*

    *Actually you’re a lazy, dim, narcissistic asshole. You suck.

    1. @lt: Interesting and totally applicable comment. If you have read this blog at all, you’d know that she is on vacation and this post was most likely scheduled in advance. So glad you added your sweet thoughts to the conversation. Apparently we should all give up chocolate in honor of the tragedy in Boston?

  3. These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them out! I’m not much of a baker, but is coconut extract something that is easily found at most grocery stores?

  4. I just wanted to add a word of support. I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of years and I really appreciate that you are always so encouraging and positive. It was shocking that a few people chose to be critical and mean spirited about the timing of a pre-planned guest post.
    In the spirit of this blog and in the wake of another senseless tragedy, please remember to be kind or be quiet.

  5. I’m so confused. Are you back? What does downtown look like? I figured you’d be down there.

    Cookies look good – will definitely try these.

  6. My mom and sister love almond joy candy bars so I need to whip up a batch of these for them. Thanks for sharing.

  7. One of my best friends only eats gluten free, from the pizza to candy even!
    This would be a great surprise for him, I think he would love it.

  8. I pretty much love any kind of candy bar, but Almond Joy’s are definitely top 10. These sound SO good, and now that I’m home I have all of these ingredients in my pantry. Might be a project for this weekend.

  9. These are really yummy! I made them last night and substituted Nikki’s vanilla cupcake coconut butter for all of the regular butter and they came out great! I may or may not have dipped the tips in melted dark chocolate and then some more coconut… 🙂 yum indeed!

  10. If I could only describe to you how delicious those look! Well I’m sure you already know, but now I must find out for myself. I am starting to play around with different foods like gluten-free to try to really get down to the bottom of my stomach issues so this is a great start! Thanks for sharing!

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