Magic Bar Cookies

These cookies are everything you love about 7-Layer Bars, or Magic Bars, in a neat little cookie. Full of graham crackers, butterscotch, chocolate and coconut, they are a delicious sweet treat.

Magic Bar Cookies - Just like the 7 layer magic bars, with coconut, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips, but in a neat little cookie!

When a cookie craving hits, it really hits. Chocolate Chip Cookies are usually preferred, but when you’re feeling a little crazy, these Magic Bar Cookies sure do hit the spot. Have you tried Magic Layer Bars? They are basically layers of graham crackers, coconut, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and nuts drizzled on top with sweetened condensed milk. They are pretty amazing, but messy!

Magic Bar Cookies - Just like the 7 layer magic bars, with coconut, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips, but in a neat little cookie!

That’s these cookies are so perfect, they are easy to hold, and even easier to eat. Just ask me, I ate 5 of them while they were still warm.

Magic Bar Cookies - Just like the 7 layer magic bars, with coconut, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips, but in a neat little cookie!

I discovered the recipe from Averie Cooks. She has tons of great cookie recipes that I’ve tried, and this is by far my favorite. Which is why I knew I needed to share it with you. They are tender and chewy and just all around delicious.

Magic Bar Cookies - Just like the 7 layer magic bars, with coconut, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips, but in a neat little cookie!

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Magic Bar Cookies

Prep Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 18 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup 1 ½ sticks butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1//4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped graham crackers and crumbs about 4 full-size cracker sheets
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut toasted

Instructions
 

  • Toast the coconut on a cookie sheet for several minutes in a 350 degree oven, then set aside.
  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light in color and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt.
  • Stir half of the flour mixture into the butter mixture just until combined, then stir in the other half; again, just until combined.
  • Gently fold in the graham crackers, chocolate and butterscotch chips and toasted coconut.
  • Using a cookie scoop, divide batter into rounds and place 2" apart on parchment lined cookie sheets. (I use a 1" scoop, but a larger scoop will yield a thicker cookie).
  • Chill in the refrigerator for two hours, or in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 8 minutes, or until lightly golden on top. You want them to be slightly underdone as they will firm up as they cool.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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Magic Bar Cookies - Just like the 7 layer magic bars, with coconut, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips, but in a neat little cookie!

 

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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    1. Hi Roxi, these are actually the correct photos for this recipe. They are cookies that are based on the magic layer bars.

  1. Keto cookies and bars would be nice . Some with no dairy flower gluten free for some one with crohns

        1. Actually it says to use a cookie scoop for the Magic Bar Cookies line 7 in the directions so how many cookies do you think, thanks again ~Karen

          1. Oh gosh, I’m sorry! I had just posted a magic layers bar recipe and was confused. It makes about 2 dozen cookies.

  2. Oh. My. Goodness. These are amazing. Magic Cookie Bars are my favorite bar and I rarely make them. These are the perfect cookie substitute. yummy!