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The popular 7-layer bar made into a cookie! A chewy cookie with crisp edges with butterscotch chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and pecans. A salty and sweet cookie.

The popular 7-layer bar made into a cookie! A chewy cookie with crisp edges with butterscotch chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and pecans. A salty and sweet cookie.

Everyone loves an ooey gooey Magic 7-Layer Bar so I thought why don’t we take all of those ingredients and make the ultimate Magic Bar Cookie? These have the  perfect balance of salty and sweetness. The cookie has a soft, chewy center and buttery, crisp edges. 

The sweet caramel butterscotch chips paired with semi-sweet chocolate chips is the perfect combination. The pecans or walnuts add some hearty crunch and help to cut the sweetness. 

The popular 7-layer bar made into a cookie! A chewy cookie with crisp edges with butterscotch chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and pecans. A salty and sweet cookie.

Magic Cookies Ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Sweetened Coconut
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Pecans or Walnuts

The popular 7-layer bar made into a cookie! A chewy cookie with crisp edges with butterscotch chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and pecans. A salty and sweet cookie.

How to make Magic 7-Layer Cookies:

  1. Start by creaming together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar for about 4 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl often. Add eggs and  vanilla.
  2. Fold in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. The cornstarch adds thickness without adding a cakey texture and it helps the cookies to stay fresher longer. 
  3. Fold in butterscotch chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, shredded coconut flakes, and pecans or walnuts. My favorite brand of butterscotch chips is Guittard.
  4. Bake on a light colored baking sheet. If you want to make easy clean-up, use parchment paper sheets. Bake just until the edges turn a light golden color. Don’t overbake these cookies.

The popular 7-layer bar made into a cookie! A chewy cookie with crisp edges with butterscotch chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and pecans. A salty and sweet cookie.

I hope you love these Butterscotch, Chocolate Chip, Coconut and Pecan Cookies! You can use your favorite type of nut — pecans, walnuts, or almonds in these Magic Cookies.

The popular 7-layer bar made into a cookie! A chewy cookie with crisp edges with butterscotch chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and pecans. A salty and sweet cookie.

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Magic 7-Layer Cookies

By: Modern Honey® - www.modernhoney.com
The popular 7-layer bar made into a cookie! A chewy cookie with crisp edges with butterscotch chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and pecans. A salty and sweet cookie.
 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup Butter (softened)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (if using salted butter, reduce to 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1 1/2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Butterscotch Chips
  • 1 cup Sweetened Flaked Coconut
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans or Walnuts
  • Sea Salt

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 385 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and sugar for 4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix for 1 minute longer.
  • Fold in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
  • Fold in butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, coconut, and pecans or walnuts.
  • Use a light-colored baking sheet. Place 2 ounce balls of cookie dough on baking sheet, several inches apart. Press extra butterscotch or chocolate chips on the cookie dough balls before baking in the oven. If you desire, sprinkle the cookie dough balls with Maldon Sea Salt Flakes.
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes. Don't overbake.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Keyword: butterscotch chip cookies, magic 7-layer cookies, magic cookies
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24 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’m not a very good baker; I don’t have the gene in me, and honestly sometimes don’t have the patience for it, but an impending snowstorm and some leftover ingredients from baking Christmas cookies with my family a few weeks ago had me inspired to bake today. I searched for a recipe that had the ingredients I had and this was one of the results and holy cow, am I ever glad to have found it! I love the dessert bars these are inspired by, so to have them in cookie-form is even better. They came out perfectly soft in the middle and slightly crisp on the outside: the perfect combo for a cookie. I ended up freezing half the dough to make later and I know Future Me will be so happy I did! Thank you for this recipe, for making me feel like I can actually bake, and for helping make this cold, wintry day a little bit better!

  2. 5 stars
    These were excellent! My husband and son don’t like nuts so I added some broken pieces of unsalted pretzel to the mix. I made some with and some without the pretzel and we decided we like it better with. It gave them a nice crunch. They were delicious!

  3. Nov 26, making bazillion cookies with friends for a street people /homeless charity. Found your recipe and had to use it…..first batch in the oven….look delicious

  4. 4 stars
    I made these today as the recipe stated but with caramel bits and the butter scotch morsels and all the others stated in recipe they were delicious! I took them to a gathering and everyone loved them excellent recipe.

  5. Planning on making this today. I was thinking of adding pretzels instead of the nuts. Thoughts?

    1. I did this to mine. I added some broken pieces of unsalted pretzel and they were great. The batter is already salty enough so the unsalted ones ended up being perfect.

  6. 5 stars
    These are so fun! I love the classic 7-layer bar, so I’m sure I’ll love these too. Excited to try them!