Almond Joy Cookies

It’s “Pump Day Hump Day”; Wednesday morning when the Annapolis Pump Out Boat is in Spa Creek. We’ve been teased with some warm spring-like weather last week, but now it’s back to reality. Cold and cloudy all week…so what better day to make cookies. And just in time to share with the pump out team.

I came across recipes for Almond Joy cookies that use only 4 ingredients. No flour, no baking power, no eggs. I was very skeptical but pleasantly surprised. Batter can be thrown together in a matter of a few minutes and they don’t take too long to bake.

Almond Joy Cookies

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

Preheat your galley oven to 350º. Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Combine the coconut, sweetened condensed milk, chopped almonds, and chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl. The batter will be very stiff so best to mix with a strong spoon.

Scoop spoonfuls of cookie dough into balls, wet your hands with a little water then shape the mounds into round cookies. Squeeze the balls tightly, as they can tend to fall apart. Place them on the parchment-lined cookie sheet and flatten slightly with the back of a moist spoon.

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

Cool the cookies on the baking sheet before removing them with a spatula. They are very dense, moist and chewy and can be kept in a sealed container for many days.

And here comes the Pump Out Boat, always keeping us on their schedule. They need to be rewarded for that!

Thank you, Kevin and crew! Have a great day on the water!



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