These Keto Magic Cookies take all the flavors of my popular Magic Cookie Bars and turn them into a cookie that mixes up in only 5 minutes. With chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and walnuts these are my new favorite easy recipe.
I love simplifying recipes. As a mom of four with number five arriving within the next month simple is key. I love my Magic Cookie Bars and I consider them a fairly easy recipe but the prep for those is about 25 minutes when you consider having to cook the sweetened condensed milk. And then that's an additional pot to wash. I wanted a simpler version for when I don't already have a batch of condensed milk ready to go in the fridge.
What are Keto Magic Cookies?
These magic keto cookies are so easy and flavorful. The taste exactly like Magic Cookie Bars without the crust. And that's what they are. Crustless magic cookie bars. They are going to be my new go-to dessert to hide in the back of my fridge where my kids can't find them.
Substitutes for Nuts or Coconut
Feel free to customize these keto cookies to your tastes. Don't like walnuts? Use pecans. Don't like coconut? Use extra nuts. The main thing is to have 1.5 cups of mix-ins for your keto magic cookies. I'm planning on trying these with white chocolate and unsweetened dried cranberries this fall.
Feel free to use different nuts, chopped milk chocolate, or any other type of yummy sugar-free sweet in these magical keto cookies.
Ingredients in Keto Magic Cookies
Coconut Cream - Coconut cream is the thick part of coconut milk. It either comes in small cans or you can refrigerate a can of regular coconut milk and just use the solid part.
Sugar-Free Sweetener - I like to use a blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia in my recipes. You can purchase this pre-mixed from the Trim Healthy Mama website or mix your own according to my recipe. By using a combination of sugar alcohols and stevia you can use half the amount required of regular sugar. Since these sweeteners can be more expensive this helps with my food budget.
Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips - I use Lily's Chocolate Chips most of the time.
Unsweetened Coconut Flakes - these are the larger coconut chips, not the finely shredded coconut. These have a chewier texture that is great in granola, cookies, and trail mix.
Egg Yolks - This recipe needs egg as the binder.
Butter - I use regular salted butter in these cookies.
Walnuts - Or any other nut you like!
Can I make this into a keto cereal?
Yup! If you cut back on the chocolate and sweetener you can also make this into a granola type cereal. It is similar to my granola recipe here.
Note: Don't be disturbed when they look like this coming out of the oven. Just trim off the excess and enjoy your cookies. And go ahead and eat what you trimmed. It tastes like vanilla custard. You can also bake these in greased aluminum cupcake papers to avoid this step.
UPDATE: Since posting this recipe I have had readers make these keto cookies in a muffin tin and aluminum cupcake liners to avoid the runoff of the custard.
Other Recipes for Keto Cookies:
- 2 tbsp coconut cream ***
- 2 tbsp butter softened, not melted
- ¼ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- 2 egg yolks
- ½ cup sugar-free chocolate chips
- ½ cup walnuts (or other nuts of your choice)
- ½ cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1 tsp coconut flour optional (see notes)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Stir together the butter and coconut cream until smooth. Add the sweetener and egg yolks. Mix well. Add the rest of the ingredients. Scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet to form 12 cookies. Press down to flatten the tops.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
Originally Published August 17, 2017. Revised and Republished May 25, 2018.