Almond Joy Cookies

Almond Joy Cookies

I love experimenting with boxed cake mixes, so recently when I found that Duncan Hines had come out with a coconut cake mix, my heart started beating faster.

I do this same recipe for Cherry Chip cookies, but wow, it is amazing with the almond and drizzle of chocolate.

If you want to do a "Mounds" version? Skip the almond, and use dark chocolate instead.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 box coconut cake mix
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 4 oz chocolate milk or dark


  1. Preheat oven to 350℉

  2. Mix together cake mix, cream cheese, butter, coconut, vanilla and almond extract until well blended,

  3. Roll into 1 inch balls, and place on parchment lined cookie sheet, 1 inch apart.

  4. Place an almond in the center of each, and flatten slightly.

  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until bottom edges turn golden.

  6. In a small bowl, melt chocolate in microwave, 30 seconds at a time, until melted. Stir after each 30 seconds.

  7. Drizzle each cookie with melted chocolate.

  8. Place cookies in fridge to re harden chocolate.

Recipe Notes

For "Mounds" cookies, use dark chocolate, and to make them look slightly different, instead of drizzling the tops, dip the bottoms of each cookie in the melted chocolate.

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