These Keto Magic Cookies take all the flavors of my popular keto magic bars and turn them into a cookie that mixes up in only 5 minutes. With chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and walnuts these are my favorite easy keto cookie recipe.
I love simplifying recipes. When I created this recipe I had four kids with baby number five soon to arrive. Now, with 6 in the house simple is even more necessary.
I love my Keto 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.
Since creating this recipe in 2017 a bunch of copycats of this keto dessert recipe have popped up. That's how I know I had a creative, unique, delicious idea!
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. I have had readers sub in heavy cream successfully.
Large Egg Yolks - This recipe needs egg as the binder. You could use a small egg instead of two egg yolks if you prefer. You only want a few tablespoons of egg.
Butter - I use regular salted butter in these keto cookies. If you have unsalted butter you will want to add a pinch of kosher salt.
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.
Unsweetened Coconut Flakes - these are the larger coconut chips, not the finely shredded coconut. These have a chewy texture that is great in granola, cookies, and trail mix.
Walnuts - Or any other nut you like!
How to Make Keto Magic Cookies
I promise these really take just 5 minutes to mix up! One bowl, a spoon, some mixing, and then scooping and baking.
Step One: Stir together the liquid ingredients and sweetener is a medium to large bowl with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
Step Two: Stir in the chocolate, nuts, and coconut.
Step Three: Drop batter (heaping teaspoonfuls of cookie dough) on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Step Four: Bake the keto magic cookies until golden brown.
Note: Don't be disturbed if there is a little runoff from the cookies coming out of the oven. Just trim off the excess and enjoy your keto 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.
Variations & Substitutions
Nuts - Any type of nuts is great in these! Pecans, macadamia nuts, almonds, and peanuts all work well.
Chocolate - You can use any type of chocolate you like: dark chocolate chips, semisweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, or even white chocolate chips. Just choose sugar-free chocolate to keep this low carb and keto.
Dried Fruit - Most dried fruit is not keto-friendly but you can add some sugar-free dried cranberries.
Spices - Cinnamon is my top choice of spice to add but pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice, or even a hit of spice like cayenne pepper or ground chipotle pepper can be a fun twist to try.
Extracts - Vanilla extract and almond extract are great choices. If you choose to add a teaspoon or so of extract cut back on the coconut cream by a teaspoon.
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.
Can I Swap Out the 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.
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.
Other Recipes for Keto Cookies:
- 2 tablespoon coconut cream ***
- 2 tablespoon 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 teaspoon 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 April 8, 2022.