These Keto Magic Cookies are chocolatey, nutty, and scrumptious, without the sugar and carbohydrates, so you can enjoy a sweet dessert without only pleasure and none of the guilt.
These keto cookies use sugar substitute and sugar-free chocolate to make a wonderfully sweet dessert that won’t ruin your diet or bump up your blood sugar. They are easy to make and will definitely become your go-to dessert.
I’ve always loved the magic bars my mom used to make at the holidays. They’re made with similar ingredients to these cookies, but are packed with sugar. These magic cookies are an incredible replacement for those. You’ll understand once you have your first bite.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Coconut Oil – This is one of the best oils to use for desserts because it has a slightly sweet flavor and it’s really good for you. Don’t substitute it for anything else.
- Egg Yolks – the yolks act as a binder for the rest of the ingredients. It won’t hold together without them. I suggest using large eggs.
- Sugar Substitute – You can choose the sugar substitute that you like best. I like to use allulose because it doesn’t have the cooling effect of erythritol. You can use monk fruit, Swerve, or any one you like. While we tried this recipe with powdered sugar, granulated sugar, and brown sugar we liked the taste and consistency of the brown sugar the best.
- Butter – I use salted butter because the salt gives a nice boost of flavor to the sweetness.
- Coconut Flakes – Be sure to get unsweetened coconut flakes and buy only the large flakes that look like they’ve been shaved off the coconut, not the finely shredded kind.
- Pecans and Walnuts – I like to use both types of nuts for variety, but you can use just one or the other, if you like.
- Sugar-free chocolate chips – My favorite brand of sugar free chocolate chips is Lily’s. You can get dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or semi-sweet to suit your mood. Even shake it up and use butterscotch or chocolate mint.
Learn more about low-carb sweeteners and conversion here.
How to Make Keto Magic Cookies
Preheat oven to 350° F (176° C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
In a mixing bowl combine the egg yolks, butter, coconut oil, and sweetener and stir it together until it’s fully incorporated. Next you can add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Now here’s the most important part. You must place the cookie dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour for it to set. If you skip this step, it is very likely that your cookies will come out looking like a melted snowman on the baking sheet. They will just collapse and spread. That’s not what you want, so be sure to cool them for at least an hour.
Once set, use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to make small balls of dough and set them on the baking sheet. You can get around 12 cookies from the dough. They will be small, but that’s what keeps them so low in carbs per cookie.
Press the balls down lightly with the back of a spoon to flatten them just a little. Back for 10 minutes or until they start to brown. Let them sit on the baking sheet until they cool. It’s not a good idea to rush into eating these, even though you’re really going to want to. They need to cool completely to set up.
Once they’ve cooled on the baking sheet, you can eat them without them falling apart. You can also store them for later.
Tips for the Best Outcome
The biggest issue with these cookies is their ability to spread while baking. Refrigerate the dough for at least an hour before cooking. While one batch is baking put the raw dough back in the refrigerator to keep cold.
The cookies will lose some oil while cooking. It will reabsorb after baking and firm up. Leave them on the baking sheet until they have cooled down.
How to Store Keto Magic Cookies
These cookies won’t be around long, yes, they are that tasty. But if you need to, store the leftover cookies in an air tight container for a few days on the counter or refrigerate them for up to a week.
You can also make a batch and freeze them for later.
Make up a batch and freeze them raw. Then just pull out how many you want and cook a few at a time. You can also freeze them after they have been cooked. Pull them out of the freezer and thaw before eating. They should last up to 3 months in the freezer in an air tight container.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Carbs Are In Magic Cookies?
These magic cookies contain 4 net grams of carbs each. That’s 6 grams of total carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber. If you’re on a keto diet, you won’t want to consume more than one cookie at a time, to keep your carb count low for the day.
What are keto magic cookies?
Keto magic cookies taste like traditional magic bar without the crust. It also resembles a granola bar. They are the perfect combinations of sweet and crunchy.
Can I add different nuts?
Sure! Change up the nuts, cut out the coconut, or add different flavors of chocolate chips. That is the great things about this cookie. It will taste great no matter what combination you use.
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Delicious Keto Magic Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350° F (176° C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
- In a mixing bowl combine egg yolks, butter, coconut oil, and sweetener until fully incorporated. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
- Place the cookie dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour to set. Once set, use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to make balls of dough. Press the balls to pack them and place them on the baking sheet. Using the back of a spoon and press them down a bit. Try to keep them packed as tightly as possible.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until they start to brown. Let them sit on the baking sheet until they cool.
- The cookies will lose some oil while cooking. It will reabsorb after baking and firm up.
- Leave them on the baking sheet until they have completely cooled down.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
These are easy ingredients to find online, if you don’t have them in your regular grocery store. I usually buy them directly from the brand website, but you can also get them on Amazon. I just stock them in the kitchen regularly because I know I’ll want them to make low-carb and keto foods.
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