20 May 2012

Almond Joy Pudding Cookies

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Well, were you able to figure it out after my teaser on Friday?

It's Almond Joy Week!

I have this huge love of Almond Joys. Really, a love of all things coconut.

It's one of those times in life where you realize your mother was right: your tastes change. See, until two Halloweens ago I hated coconut. Wouldn't come near it.

Then I tasted an Almond Joy from Jordan's trick-or-treat basket.

It was love at first sight.

Now I want to put coconut in everything.


I can't even buy Almond Joys. If I do? I'll eat the whole package. They're too easy to eat. Two bites, gone. It's not fair really.

After I made those Almond Pudding Cookies I was at the store staring at the pudding boxes. {Please tell me I'm not the only one that brainstorms in the Jell-O aisle? Long enough that people get annoyed at you for blocking their way?}

Coconut Cream stood out to me, as does everything coconut these days.

What goes best with a coconut pudding cookie?

That's right.


Almond Joy. And then my mind started going and I came up with so many ideas. Too many for a week, but I gotta start somewhere.

So it's Almond Joy week. Three recipes made with or inspired my my favorite candy bar.

{I say it's my favorite. Then I have a Reese's. And I change my mind. Just call me a flip-flopper.}


I hope you enjoy!

And if you don't like coconut? Well...have you tried it recently?

My mom likes to say that your tastes change over time.


Almond Joy Pudding Cookies

by Crazy for Crust
(Adapted from this recipe which came from Chef-in-Training)

Ingredients
  • 1 ½ sticks butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 (3.4 oz) package instant coconut cream pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 18 mini Almond Joy candy bars, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Whisk together baking soda and flour and set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugars. Add the pudding package and beat until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly add the flour and mix until just combined. Stir in chopped almond joy candies.
  4. Roll into 1” balls and place on your cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly before devouring.
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Like Almond Joy? Check out some of these other great recipes, brought you all week by...me:
Almond Joy Blondie Bars by The Domestic Rebel.
Almond Joy Brownie Bites by I Wash...You Dry.
Almond Joy Krispie Treats by Inside BruCrew Life.
Almond Joy Tart by Sweet Peas Kitchen.
Almond Joy Cake Truffles by Sugar Mama.






I link up to all of these fabulous parties each week!
Talent Show Tuesday at Chef in TrainingTrick or Treat Tuesday at Inside BruCrew Life, Cast Party Wednesday at Lady Behind the Curtain, Sweet Treats Thursday at Something Swanky, Chic-and-Crafty at the Frugal Girls, Tastetastic Thursday at A Little Nosh, Sweet Tooth Friday at Alli-n-sons, I'm Lovin' it Fridays at TidyMom, Sweets for a Saturday at Sweet as Sugar Cookies, A Well-Seasoned LifeStrut your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters' Stuff, and all of these too!

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52 Comments:

At May 20, 2012 at 6:03 PM , Blogger Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

You're a gal after my own heart! I could put coconut in EVERYTHING!

 
At May 20, 2012 at 6:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure that wasn't love at first bite? lol
Mom :}

 
At May 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM , Blogger Dany@ Tiny Tots and Polka Dots said...

I'm exactly the same way between almond joys and reeses! :) ! I can't wait to try these!

 
At May 20, 2012 at 6:56 PM , Blogger Hayley said...

Yay, thanks for the shoutout!! You and I were SO meant to be best friends, I swear. It's a miracle we live a minute away because if not, I would be seriously depressed. And I am SO happy I actually got to try these because I can attest, people--they are SO GOOD. My brother and I fought viciously over the last cookie and I won, but having two made me feel like I was eating Almond Joys; seriously addictive and you cannot stop in the single digits. I want more and thankfully now I have the recipe :)

 
At May 20, 2012 at 7:02 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

Almond Joys are one of my favorite candy bars and putting them in a pudding cookie is an amazing idea.

 
At May 20, 2012 at 7:07 PM , Blogger Jocelyn said...

Just one more reason I love you girl!!! I put coconut in almost everything I make too...LOVE the stuff!!! And it's true your tastes change because my kids wouldn't eat anything if it had coconut in it. But now that I have been baking with it so much, they actually like it...just not plain. Wait I take that back. My daughter loves plain toasted coconut. Haha!! I won in the coconut department!! Now if only I had a batch of these awesome cookies to celebrate with. Love Almond Joy week!!!

 
At May 20, 2012 at 7:23 PM , Blogger Karyn - Pint Sized Baker said...

Yumm-o!! Those look so good! I bet they were super soft and chewy! Wow!

 
At May 20, 2012 at 7:34 PM , Blogger Judy said...

I'm completely crazy for coconut. Drooling over your cookies.

 
At May 20, 2012 at 7:39 PM , Anonymous Valerie said...

YOU'RE KILLING ME WITH THESE PUDDING COOKIES! My best friend and I just made the brown sugar almond ones and I can't make myself stop eating them. :-D

 
At May 20, 2012 at 7:46 PM , Blogger Something Swanky said...

Oh my gosh! Yay, yay, yay!! I LOOOOOVE almond joys. And I love themed dessert weeks!!!!

 
At May 20, 2012 at 7:55 PM , Blogger Dip It In Chocolate said...

Ok, thank you- Brainstorming in the baking aisle is totally normal! Mmmm coconut anything is amazing!! This is genius. Look at you... branching out and eating fruit. haha

(Does coconut count as fruit?)

 
At May 20, 2012 at 7:57 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

We're coconut sisters! :)

 
At May 20, 2012 at 8:06 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

My mom would love these! Maybe I'll mail some to her.
I've never had an almond joy, and she told me my tastes would change. So now I eat peppermint and mint everything. But I haven't moved into the coconut phase yet :)
Oh, and I brainstorm while staring at the ice cream.

 
At May 20, 2012 at 8:22 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Aw, you're sweet Hayley! And I'm super glad we're so close too 'cuz then I get to eat your delicious stuff too!

 
At May 20, 2012 at 8:23 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Lol! I'm glad you liked those! Pudding cookies rock.

 
At May 20, 2012 at 8:24 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

It better. Because some days that's all I get!

 
At May 20, 2012 at 9:03 PM , Blogger Back for Seconds said...

Oh man. I can tell this is gonna be a good week! These cookies look so chewy and coconutty....must make them soon! I have been making my own almond joys. Let me tell you, it's trouble. Now I have something yummy to add them to, thanks girl! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

 
At May 20, 2012 at 9:18 PM , Blogger Art By ASM said...

OH MY GOSH! I love Almond Joys, infact even my 3 year old and 8 year old does too. These cookies in the pictures look so scrumptious that I am definitely making these tomorrow! I'm in trouble, I want one now!!!! PS: I am a new follower! Please stop by anytime! When I make them I will let you know and link back! Thank you for sharing!

Warmest Regards,
Annamaria
www.ArtByASM.BlogSpot.com
www.Facebook.com/ArtistaASM

 
At May 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM , Anonymous Baking Serendipity said...

So excited for this week! I'm on an everything coconut kick right now too, and your timing couldn't be better :)

 
At May 21, 2012 at 5:15 AM , Blogger The Better Baker said...

GULP!! GOBBLE! GOBBLE! I would adore this delightfully delicious cookie. What's not to love huh? Have a great week!

 
At May 21, 2012 at 6:44 AM , Blogger Patricia @ ButterYum said...

You had me at Almond Joy!

 
At May 21, 2012 at 9:19 AM , Blogger Erin said...

Coconut Cream Pudding??? Genius! Your cookies look and sound amazing!

 
At May 21, 2012 at 10:58 AM , Anonymous sally @ sallys baking addiction said...

Dorothy- these cookies are SO creative! I love pudidng cookies. It gives the cookie a huge creamy factor that is SO deliciously addictive.

 
At May 21, 2012 at 11:35 AM , Anonymous Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry said...

Totally awesome!! I love Almond Joy! Thanks for the link back!

 
At May 21, 2012 at 12:06 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you! I'm impressed your kids like it! And thanks for following! I hope you enjoy these.

 
At May 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yay! I'm so happy so many people like coconut!

 
At May 21, 2012 at 12:09 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yay! :)

 
At May 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks Sally! I think that's why I can't get enough of them!

 
At May 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks, and you're welcome. :)

 
At May 21, 2012 at 12:53 PM , Blogger lizy b said...

Oh no...no no no no no. I've been so good all day.....but almond joy cookies. I have to have them. I have to have them now.
and my kids and husband hate coconut....so I get to eat them all!!!!!!!! (doing a little happy dance in the kitchen!)

 
At May 21, 2012 at 1:14 PM , Blogger Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen said...

Yes, yes, yes! I can't wait to make these and share them, I mean keep them all to myself. Mhahaha!

 
At May 21, 2012 at 5:31 PM , Blogger kitty said...

OMGoodness, Dorothy! Those cookies are calling to me! I love coconut and with the pudding...mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!

 
At May 22, 2012 at 1:05 AM , Anonymous Anne H said...

I love the way you write your blogs! Yummy, yummy! Looks delicious!!!

 
At May 22, 2012 at 4:48 AM , Blogger The Cooking Actress said...

OMG I keep hearing how good pudding is in cookies, and these look delishhhh

 
At May 22, 2012 at 7:22 AM , Blogger Liz & Holley said...

Thanks for linking up! These cookies look delicious - coconut is a favorite around our house!

 
At May 22, 2012 at 10:07 AM , Blogger Fashion Meets Food said...

Yum!!! These look so good! xo

 
At May 22, 2012 at 2:53 PM , Blogger Carrie Burrill said...

I know I'd love this one since it's Almond Joy... They are one of my favorite candy bars EVER!

 
At May 22, 2012 at 5:02 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Oh my!!!! Ok, I am just staring at the screen saying over and over how good these look! We are celebrating our son's birthday this weekend. I now know what I'm going to be making! Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" :-)

 
At May 23, 2012 at 7:28 AM , Blogger beti said...

I don't visit your blog on a regular basis for obvious reasons, everytime I come here I want to save every single recipe and then I realize that if I make them all I'm going to gain a lot of weight, luckily I'm going to go to dance classes and then I can begin with your recipes :)

 
At May 23, 2012 at 3:12 PM , Blogger Cherished Handmade Treasures said...

I have pinned these to my Cookie Jar board. And I would love for you to come by and share this post on the Creative Corner Hop. The linky party starts on Monday and stays open all week.

Sandy
Cherished Handmade Treasures

 
At May 23, 2012 at 4:30 PM , Blogger Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

These sound amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

 
At May 24, 2012 at 11:46 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

It's unbelievably awesome. You must try it sometime! :)

 
At May 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oh, I hope you like them! Happy Birthday to him!

 
At May 25, 2012 at 3:59 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

YUM! I have a {slight} obsession with cookies that use instant pudding. I NEED to find the coconut cream flavor!! :) -Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom

 
At May 27, 2012 at 7:46 AM , Blogger Allyson Butler said...

Visiting from the Scrumptious Sunday party...these sound incredible! New follower!

 
At May 27, 2012 at 7:51 AM , Blogger Julie Marling said...

following from Sunday Hop! Those cookies and pudding are making my mouth water. Love for you to follow back and link up to Mom's Monday Mingle tomorrow!

http://naptimeshopper.blogspot.com

 
At May 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you! Welcome!

 
At May 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM , Anonymous Savannah said...

Oh these look perfectly divine! I wish you'd consider sharing them on my Weekend Edition.

 
At May 30, 2012 at 4:40 PM , Blogger Michelles Tasty Creations said...

Ya know, if you let me know ahead of time, I'll make the drive up the hill when you're making Almond Joy anything! I'm sure you need a taste tester. lol Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday last week (I'm so far behind!).

Michelle

 
At May 30, 2012 at 7:05 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

LOL, I'll remember that. Because there will be a next time. For sure!

 
At June 19, 2012 at 5:09 AM , Blogger Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Almond Joys are my favorite and these look amazing! I'm definitely making this one! Thank you for sharing.

 
At June 19, 2012 at 6:54 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks Kelly! I hope you enjoy. Almond Joys are...wonderful!

 

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