Coconutty Oatmeal Almond Joy Cookies

Brett got me a whirly pop for Christmas.  A whirly pop and a giant tub of coconut oil.  Because using coconut oil is the best way to make popcorn, especially in a whirly pop.  And we’ve been making popcorn almost every day since Christmas.  Not even kidding, we are slightly addicted.

So I’ve had this giant tub of coconut oil and all I had made with it was popcorn.  I decided it was time to put it to new use.

You’re not surprised I started with cookies are you?  I started with this cookie base that I love, originally from Lizzy at Your Cup of Cake, adapted it just a bit and used coconut oil instead of butter.


Coconut oil and chunks of almond joy bars in an oatmeal cookie– a coconut lover’s heaven!  The husband ooohed and ahhed over these as he ate like five.

I promise I only had one.  After I ate half of the dough.

Oh, but that bite there, that was mine.  So maybe I had two cookies.   Or three.
Coconutty Oatmeal Almond Joy Cookies
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  1. 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temp
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  3. 1/4 cup sugar
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 1 cup flour
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  9. 8-9 mini Almond Joy bars, chopped
  10. 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  11. 1 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Beat melted coconut oil and sugars until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla until mixed well.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, bakins soda and oats. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients. (If dough seems too wet add a tablespoon or two more of flour and mix in). Stir in chopped almond joy pieces and chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon by rounded tablespoon on to cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms are just golden. Remove and let cool for several minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  5. makes about 1 dozen.
Adapted from Your Cup of Cake
Adapted from Your Cup of Cake
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  1. Shari February 18, 2013

    These look soooo yummy! I am adding these to my bake soon list! :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jess February 18, 2013

    I LOVE anything with coconut! Pinned for later! :)

  3. I am so intrigued to add coconut oil to my next batch of cookies Kristy! I just LOVE coconut so much and one of my favorite candy bars are almond joys. Kevin doesn’t like much coconut so I don’t bake with it often. But I certainly love it! These look wonderful and right up my alley :)

  4. Emily Dicks February 18, 2013

    I got your card at BYBC13 and wanted to stop by and say hi! I love baking with coconut oil!

  5. Carrian Cheney February 18, 2013

    Those look so gooey!!!

  6. Andrew and Tawny February 19, 2013

    Do you have any left I want to try one!! Will dive over for cookies!! And to see you of course! Love you

  7. Grandbabycakes February 19, 2013

    Oh wow, these looks so soft and chewy, just exactly how a cookie should be. I like the oatmeal touch as well.

  8. Love everything about these cookies! I love baking with coconut oil!

  9. Liz February 19, 2013

    I’ve been seeing a lot about coconut oil used in baking. I think I might have to try these – and I love Almond Joy chocolate bars :)

  10. Jocelyn February 19, 2013

    Oh man! These are definitely my kind of cookie!!! Love all the coconut and chunks in them!! We use coconut oil in our whirly pop too :-)

  11. Aimee February 19, 2013

    yum yum yum these look delicious. and how do you use coconut oil for popcorn? do you think it would work in one of these (as this is the kind of popcorn maker we have) cause I have tons of it!

  12. Michelle Day February 20, 2013

    Oh my goodness! Almond Joy is my favorite! I even use the coffee creamer! These are a must try for me. Pinning :) Thanks for sharing.

  13. Natalie February 20, 2013

    seriously?!?! almond joys are my favorite!! these sound amazing!

  14. Yum! I’m obsessed with Almond Joys and these cookies look AMAZING! Stopping by thanks to your business card from BYBC13 :)

  15. Marie bloominghomestead February 24, 2013

    Wow, these look delicious! I can’t wait to give them a try. :)

  16. Jess March 19, 2013

    OH my YUM. I cannot wait to make these! I am curious.. what does it mean to melt the coconut oil? I have never worked with it before & I am not sure how to do that.. Thanks!

    • Kristy March 19, 2013

      Jess, you just melt it in the microwave, like you would butter!

  17. Mallory Phillips March 24, 2013

    You have a huge typo! :(
    1 1/4 cup old fashioned oats or flour?
    I already used oats… Hope it’s yummy.

  18. Mallory Phillips March 24, 2013

    Just kidding!!! So sorry that I can’t read :/

  19. Stephanie March 25, 2013

    Oh wow. These look incredible!!! I love Almond Joy bars, so I bet these are heavenly!

  20. Dina April 8, 2013

    these look yummy!

  21. sheila April 12, 2013

    these are seriously good cookies!! My daughter has made 3 batches… My husband is a cookie snob and he loves these!!! He has claimed these as his “new all time favorite!”

    • Kristy April 12, 2013

      Love it!! So glad they are a hit at your house!! They are my husband’s all time favorite as well!

  22. Karen April 18, 2013

    I tried these and found them to be very dry. They baked for nine mins and came out crispy. Flavor is good. I creamed the sugars and coconut oil…that went well. When adding the dry…it became a very stiff dough and since she only had info for the dough being too wet, she did not give info for too dry so unfortunately I assumed and went ahead. I will alter this recipe next time because the flavors are good.

  23. Emily August 5, 2013

    These look really good!! But…I don’t understand….coconut oil at room temperature is solid. So do I need it to be melted or solid when I mix it in. Also…I read somewhere that if you microwave coconut oil it destroys the molecular structure and with it the good fats and loses the nutritional value…

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  25. Carmen Alejandro September 21, 2015

    Love it and easy to make


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