Flourless Almond Joy Cookies

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One of my goals for this year was to try to eat healthier. Obviously, though, I wasn’t willing to completely give up my cookies. So, I’ve been making lighter cookies, like my Quinoa Chocolate Coconut Cookies and my Flourless Fudge Cookies.

These Flourless Almond Joy Cookies are a chewier version of my Flourless Fudge Cookies. They’re chocolaty and soft and chewy. These  cookies are also gluten free, and they only have 85 calories per cookie. But they’re so rich and delicious that you’ll never miss the extra calories and fat!

Flourless Almond Joy Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 3 c. powdered sugar
  • 3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/2 c. almonds, finely ground
  • 1 T. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 c. shredded coconut
  • 1/4 c. semisweet mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats. Spray mats with nonstick cooking spray. You can also line with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar with cocoa powder and salt.
  4. Stir in the egg whites, ground almonds, and extracts.
  5. Whisk just until the batter comes together.
  6. Stir in the coconut and chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop the batter by the tablespoonful onto the baking sheets. Leave enough space between each cookie for them to spread (about 2 ½ ” of space between each cookie).
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Makes 32 cookies.

Flourless Almond Joy Cookies Follow Me on Pinterest

Flourless Almond Joy Cookies Follow Me on Pinterest

Comments

  1. Corkie says

    Although these look lovely, I don’t understand why eliminating flour, and then using 3 cups of sugar can be considered “healthy”! Why not use a healthier flour and substitute a healthier sweetener?

    • says

      The cookies certainly aren’t health food, but my point was that since the cookies only have 85 calories, I consider them a healthier alternative to a cookie that has 2 or 3 times that number of calories. Lighter may have been a more apt description.

      As far as the flour goes, the cookies are gluten free, and they get their structure from egg whites and ground almonds – more like a meringue cookie. I was going for a certain taste and texture, so I used powdered sugar. A sweetener like agave would have produced a different texture. However, I do have cookie recipes that use things like whole wheat flour and quinoa. That sort of hearty cookie just wasn’t what I was going for with this recipe though.

  2. kathleen moore says

    trying to say healthy also , but staying away from refined sugars. do you know if this would work with a coconut sugar?

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