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Monday, February 26, 2024

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 ensure it was completely excellent for you all, and these are critical dessert heaven.

These are one of the best 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 of bit magical and candy due to the entire enjoyable elements.

These unimaginable cookies are completely crispy on the surface 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 greatest suggestions within the publish!

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All the pieces you’ll have to make one of the best magic cookies

These infants are referred to as “magic cookies” due to the unimaginable 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 of enhance of coconut taste. No sweetened condensed milk in right here, which is a typical 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 goal flour.
  • Oats: I personally imagine rolled oats in cookies make them 100x higher. They get one of the best texture!
  • Baking staples: don’t overlook 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 at all times, I really like sprinkling fancy sea salt on prime of my cookies.

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Customise your magic cookies

Have enjoyable mixing and matching along with your favourite add-ins! Listed here are another mix-in concepts I can recommend:

  • Swap the pecans for chopped walnuts (or any of your favourite nuts!)
  • Strive white chocolate chips or chunks as an alternative of darkish chocolate
  • Add peanut butter chips instead of the butterscotch chips

The choices are really infinite!

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Can I make them gluten free or vegan?

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

Can I exploit metal reduce oats?

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

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Tips on how to make one of the best magic cookies

  1. Combine the moist elements. Whisk collectively the entire moist elements in a big bowl till the combination is clean and resembles caramel.
  2. Add the dry. Stir in the entire dry elements till the dough is nicely 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 prime with some additional butterscotch and/or chocolate. Bake them up, sprinkle with sea salt, and luxuriate in!

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In search of thinner cookies?

Merely scale back the flour by 1-2 tablespoons! It simply is dependent upon your texture choice.

A word on baking with marshmallows

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

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Storing & freezing suggestions

  • To retailer: retailer these magic cookies in an hermetic container at room temperature for as much as 5 days.
  • To freeze: you possibly can really freeze the cookie dough OR the freshly baked cookies to get pleasure from later! Get all of my suggestions and methods for freezing cookies right here.

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I hope you like these great magic cookies! Should you make them make sure you go away a remark and a score so I understand how you favored them. Get pleasure from, xo!

Not Your Mama’s Magic Cookies

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Prep Time 15 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 10 minutes

Whole Time 25 minutes

Serves16 cookies

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


  • Moist elements:
  • 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 elements:
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all goal flour*
  • cup quaint rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Combine-ins:
  • cup shredded unsweetened coconut (I like Bob’s Pink 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 prime


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

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

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

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

  • Relaxation the dough: Permit the dough to sit down 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 positive to put cookies at the least 2 inches aside from each other. Do NOT flatten dough balls down. Add a number of additional chocolate chunks and butterscotch chips on prime of every cookie (1-3 per cookie is nice!)

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

  • As soon as cookies are accomplished 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. Get pleasure from!

Recipe Notes

To make dairy free: skip the butterscotch chips and use dairy free chocolate as an alternative.
*If you’d like thinner cookies, be at liberty to make use of 2 tablespoons much less flour.
**The marshmallows may soften out of the cookies you probably have them on the perimeters. no massive deal, they’re going to caramelize and create scrumptious crispy bites on the perimeters!

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