Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Almond Joy Cookie Cups

The cookie cups are back! For a while, I considered stopping, but I still had a few more ideas I wanted to try, so for now, stay tuned for more. This time, I decided to do a cookie cup based off of the Almond Joy candy bar - chocolate cookie stuffed with a sweet coconut filling, doused in melted chocolate, and a sprinkle of almonds on top.

Now, I'm not the biggest coconut fan in the world, but I know that a lot of other people are crazy about it, so this one's for all of you. But, even though I'd rather have, say chocolate and peanut butter, I still have to admit that these were quite yummy.

Of course, everything in moderation, so I ate one and then promptly evacuated the rest of the batch out of my house and into the hands of some very happy teenage girls.

Almond Joy Cookie Cups (created by Sweet as Sugar Cookies)

1 c. salted butter, at room temperature (if using unsalted, add 1/2 tsp. salt)
2 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. + 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2/3 c. cocoa powder
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda

Coconut Filling (adapted from Over at Julie's)

3-4 oz. unsweetened coconut
5 Tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbsp. powdered sugar

melted chocolate and chopped almonds

For the cookie cups: Cream the butter and cream cheese with the sugars. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well. Mix in the cocoa powder. Add the flour, baking powder, and baking soda and mix to combine.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease mini muffin tins. Fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full with the dough. Bake for 10 min. or until a toothpick comes out clean. If the cookie cups have risen above the muffin cups, simply use a spoon to flatten them down so they are level with the muffin cups.

While still warm, make a well in the center of each cookie cup with a small spoon or your finger. Chill the muffin tins in the fridge for 30-60 min.

For the coconut filling: Combine the coconut, condensed milk, and powdered sugar and mix well.

For the assembly: Put 1 tsp. of coconut filling into each cookie cup. Drizzle with melted chocolate and top with chopped almonds.


  1. They look great, I know I'd love them! Lucky girls:@)

  2. The Cookie Cup Queen has struck again--these look amazing and are one of my favorite combinations. XOXO

  3. Mmm, I(we) love Almond Joy. Looks like you did the "sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't". I'd take them either way.

  4. This looks so sinful and good!! Yum!! My mother in law will love these, her fave candy bar is almond joy. And I love coconut, so will be saving this recipe for later!!


  5. My mouth is watering! These are incredible!

  6. I have never made cookie cups, but I think this recipe is a delicious place to start :)

  7. Delicious Lisa! We love almond joy candies around here (my dad's favorite) so I'll have to make these soon!

  8. Yumm! My parents are total Almond Joy fanatics (I was gonna say nuts...but that could be too puny) they would flip over these! looks good :)

  9. These look heavenly! I would love it if you would share them at my very first link party at http://mommyssweetconfessions.blogspot.com/2012/08/sundays-sweet-confessions-first-link.html

  10. Hi lisa, i just found your blog, iam so happy!
    love your cookie cup, wondering how many cookie cup this recipe make
    thanks so much