First of all, y'alls get your mind out of the gutter.
These are actually my take on my friend Jessica's recipe for Naked Almond Joy Cookies. I love almond, and honestly Jessica, I tried them without chocolate and well, I just couldn't do it. So I drizzled a little dark chocolate on the top. I hope we can still be friends.
Naked Almond Joy (Naked meaning, in theory, there's no chocolate coating)
4 egg whites
2/3 cup Splenda for baking
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract (I actually used 1/4 tsp. almond extract and 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract)
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups flaked coconut
raw almonds for garnish
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat baking pan with cooking spray. Whip egg whites until stiff. Add Splenda, vanilla, and salt. Beat until peaks form. Fold in coconut. Spoon onto baking sheet. Place almonds on top. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until brown. Let cool before eating.
In addition, I melted a Hershey's Special Dark chocolate bar in a double boiler and drizzled it over the cookies and allowed it to harden again.