Almond Joy Cookies

Almond Joy Cookies 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup earth balance (or butter)--softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon hot water

1 cup flour

1 cup cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup sliced almonds

3/4 cup unsweetened coconut

Method:

*Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, cream earth balance and sugars until smooth. Add extracts and egg. Mix. Dissolve baking soda in hot water; add to egg/sugar mixture. Mix until fully incorporated.

*In second bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, coconut, and almonds. Mix. Add dry to wet, mix until fully incorporated. Refrigerate for ten minutes. Drop onto cookie sheet and bake 9-12 minutes until golden brown.

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