Almond Joy Cookies 1

Source: Perry's Plate

Almond Joy Cookies 1
from Mom's Big Book of Cookies by Lauren Chattman

2 ounces (2 squares) unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
1 15-oz can sweetened condensed milk
7 oz sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds (or almond meal), plus about 24 whole almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave or on top of a double broiler. Combine the chocolate with the rest of the ingredients (minus the whole almonds) in a large bowl and stir. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto well-greased baking sheets, leaving 3 inches between each cookie. Place a single almond on top of each cookie.

Bake until set, 12-15 minutes. Let cookies stand for 5 minutes, then carefully remove them with a metal spatula to a wire rack to finish cooling. Store at room temperature. Makes 24 cookies.