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Not Your Mama’s Magic Cookies

Not Your Mama’s Magic Cookies


Buckle up youngsters, day 2 of #AKCookieWeek is an out-of-this-world mixture. Over the previous couple of years, I’ve examined and re-tested this recipe to verify it was completely excellent for you all, and these are critical dessert heaven.

These are the most effective magic cookies ever with a beautiful brown sugar base and tons of scrumptious mix-ins like butterscotch, chocolate, marshmallows, coconut, and extra. What are magic cookies, you ask? They’re mainly cookies that really feel a bit bit magical and candy due to the entire enjoyable components.

These unbelievable cookies are completely crispy on the skin and tremendous chewy within the center. You possibly can actually make them your personal with a few of your personal favourite mix-ins, so have enjoyable experimenting, and bear in mind to learn all of my finest ideas within the put up!

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magic cookies on parchment paper

All the pieces you’ll have to make the most effective magic cookies

These infants are known as “magic cookies” due to the unbelievable texture and the entire great mix-ins we’ll be including proper to the batter. Right here’s what you’ll have to make them:

  • Coconut oil: melted coconut oil offers the cookies moisture and a bit enhance of coconut taste. No sweetened condensed milk in right here, which is a standard ingredient in different magic cookie bars and cookies.
  • Brown sugar: we’re utilizing all darkish brown sugar (no white sugar) in these cookies for that wealthy molasses taste. It additionally makes the cookies additional chewy!
  • Eggs: you’ll want 1 egg and 1 egg yolk to assist the cookies bake correctly.
  • Flour: the bottom of those cookies is made with common all objective flour.
  • Oats: I personally consider rolled oats in cookies make them 100x higher. They get the most effective texture!
  • Baking staples: don’t neglect the vanilla extract (discover ways to make your personal right here!), baking soda, and salt.
  • For the mix-ins: right here’s the place the cookies get their magic. We’re folding in shredded unsweetened coconut, puffed brown rice cereal, chopped pecans, mini marshmallows, darkish chocolate chunks, AND butterscotch chips. I imply…are you able to even?!
  • Sea salt: as all the time, I like sprinkling fancy sea salt on high of my cookies.

ingredients for magic cookies in bowls

Customise your magic cookies

Have enjoyable mixing and matching together with your favourite add-ins! Listed below are another mix-in concepts I can counsel:

  • Swap the pecans for chopped walnuts (or any of your favourite nuts!)
  • Attempt white chocolate chips or chunks as a substitute of darkish chocolate
  • Add peanut butter chips rather than the butterscotch chips

The choices are actually infinite!

scooping magic cookie dough with a cookie scoop

Can I make them gluten free or vegan?

Please observe that I’ve not examined this magic cookie recipe utilizing a gluten-free flour or flax eggs, so I can’t be certain how they’ll end up. Be at liberty to make them dairy free by merely swapping the butterscotch chips for dairy free chocolate chips.

Can I take advantage of metal minimize oats?

I might not suggest utilizing metal minimize oats as they’re much tougher and won’t give the cookies that chewy issue that rolled oats will!

magic cookie dough balls on a baking sheet

The right way to make the most effective magic cookies

  1. Combine the moist components. Whisk collectively the entire moist components in a big bowl till the combination is clean and resembles caramel.
  2. Add the dry. Stir in the entire dry components till the dough is properly mixed.
  3. Add the mix-ins. Fold in all of these scrumptious mix-ins, reserving some chocolate chunks and butterscotch chips so as to add to the highest of your cookies earlier than baking.
  4. Relaxation the dough. Let the dough sit for 5-10 minutes at room temp to assist it keep collectively when baked.
  5. Scoop, bake & devour. Use a cookie scoop to scoop the dough, add it to a ready baking sheet, and high with some additional butterscotch and/or chocolate. Bake them up, sprinkle with sea salt, and luxuriate in!

magic cookies on a wooden board

On the lookout for thinner cookies?

Merely scale back the flour by 1-2 tablespoons! It simply relies on your texture desire.

A observe on baking with marshmallows

The marshmallows may soften out of the cookies if in case you have them on the sides. That is no massive deal! They’ll caramelize and create scrumptious crispy bites on the sides.

magic cookie with a bite taken out

Storing & freezing ideas

  • To retailer: retailer these magic cookies in an hermetic container at room temperature for as much as 5 days.
  • To freeze: you’ll be able to really freeze the cookie dough OR the freshly baked cookies to take pleasure in later! Get all of my ideas and tips for freezing cookies right here.

magic cookies on a wooden board next to a bottle of milk

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I hope you like these great magic cookies! When you make them make sure to go away a remark and a ranking so I understand how you favored them. Take pleasure in, xo!

Not Your Mama’s Magic Cookies

magic cookie with a bite taken out

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook dinner Time 10 minutes

Complete Time 25 minutes

Serves16 cookies

The magic cookies of your goals crammed with oats, shredded coconut, rice krispies, pecans, marshmallows, butterscotch chips, and puddles of darkish chocolate. These unbelievable magic cookies have a brown sugar base, which makes them crispy on the skin and completely chewy within the center. The last word vacation deal with!


  • Moist components:
  • ½ cup melted virgin coconut oil
  • 1 cup packed darkish brown sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dry components:
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all objective flour*
  • cup quaint rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Combine-ins:
  • cup shredded unsweetened coconut (I like Bob’s Purple Mill)
  • ½ cup puffed brown rice cereal or brown rice krispies
  • cup roughly chopped pecans
  • cup mini marshmallows**
  • 3 ounces 70% darkish chocolate bar, chopped into chunks (about 1/2 cup chocolate chips/chunks)
  • ¼ cup butterscotch chips, plus extra as wanted
  • For topping:
  • Maldon sea salt, for sprinkling on high


  • Preheat the oven to 350 levels F. Line a big baking sheet with parchment paper and put aside.

  • Combine collectively the moist components: in a big bowl, whisk collectively the coconut oil, brown sugar, egg, egg yolk and vanilla till properly mixed and clean. The combination ought to resemble caramel and switch a barely lighter golden brown coloration.

  • Stir within the dry components: add the flour, oats, baking soda and salt to the bowl with the moist components and use a wood spoon to stir collectively till properly mixed.

  • Add in mix-ins: stir within the shredded unsweetened coconut, brown rice cereal, pecans, mini marshmallows, darkish chocolate chunks and butterscotch chips till properly mixed. (I counsel reserving a couple of chocolate chunks and butterscotch chips for including on high of cookies to make them fairly.)

  • Relaxation the dough: Permit the dough to take a seat for five to 10 minutes at room temperature earlier than baking.

  • Use a medium cookie scoop to seize dough and drop onto the ready baking sheet, being certain to put cookies no less than 2 inches other than each other. Do NOT flatten dough balls down. Add a couple of additional chocolate chunks and butterscotch chips on high of every cookie (1-3 per cookie is nice!)

  • Bake cookies for Sept. 11 minutes or till barely golden on the sides. Marshmallows will create some crispy edges in the event that they leak out, that are DELICIOUS.

  • As soon as cookies are performed baking, sprinkle them with sea salt. Permit cookies to chill on a baking sheet for five to 10 minutes earlier than transferring to a wire rack to complete cooling. Makes 16 to 18 cookies. Take pleasure in!

Recipe Notes

To make dairy free: skip the butterscotch chips and use dairy free chocolate as a substitute.
*If you would like thinner cookies, be happy to make use of 2 tablespoons much less flour.
**The marshmallows may soften out of the cookies if in case you have them on the sides. no massive deal, they will caramelize and create scrumptious crispy bites on the sides!



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