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Caramel Twix Cookies

Caramel Twix Cookies

Caramel Twix Cookie Recipe  

The perfect Twix cookies recipe starts with an unbelievably decadent Shortbread cookies topped with a layer of smooth caramel and a generous layer of gourmet milk chocolate topping.  Get ready for the ultimate fun dessert, these twix cookies are incredibly easy to make!

If you are a true Twix fan, you will love this cookie version of the classic candy bar that we all grew up to love.  The twix cookie is a basic shortbread crust that tastes more sugary than floury.  At the center of this cookie is a layer of silky, smooth caramel.  This is the best part of the cookie, just like the candy bar.  Lush and creamy smooth chocolate tops this caramel twix cookies with just the right amount of milk chocolate.

Each bit is like biting into the candy bar, but without all the chemicals and preservatives.  And since Twix is one of my all-time favorite candy bars, these cookies will make it hard to resist just having one!  If you’re looking to take Twix to the next level, this Caramel Twix Cookies Recipe is a must for all fans.

Twix Cookies

TWIX COOKIES RECIPE

 Some of the best desserts are made from candy bar recreations.  Indulging in these kind of gourmet desserts are much better than eating the actual candy bar itself.

What I love most about this caramel twix cookies recipe is that it doesn’t use Twix candy at all.  Recreating something that tastes just like the Twix candy bar is a lot simpler than thought.

The cookies are pretty easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.  Rolling the dough out and cutting it with a cookie cutter or drinking glass seriously took a few minutes!  Rolling the dough out on a floured surface gives the cookies a round shape.  The twix cookies won’t spread out or rise too much while baking, which makes shortbread cookies one of my all-time favorite recipes to bake with.

To get the perfect caramel center, melt caramel candy from Kraft in a small saucepan.  Add a little evaporated milk to get the caramel luscious and smooth in consistency.  Spread the caramel over the top of the cookie making sure to spread to almost the full cookie.  To get the look I did, place about a spoonful of hot caramel in the center of the cookie.  Using the back of the spoon, spread the caramel out to the edges, but leave some space.  As the twix cookie cools, the caramel may spread a little more.

Twix Cookie

Next, melt the milk chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave for about 2 minutes on power level 4.  Guys, this is so important.  Sugar burns easily and if the chocolate chips are placed in the microwave on too high of heat, they will burn!  I’ve had this happen so many times and I can now say, I’m very comfortable melting chocolate in the microwave.  The trick is to set the power level on medium-low.  That’s it, guys!  If you do happen to burn them, you may be able to save the chocolate by mixing a little olive oil or other oil (not water) with the chocolate.  Now spread that silky smooth chocolate over the top of each caramel glazed cookie and spread it with a butter knife.

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Caramel Twix Cookies

The perfect Twix cookie starts with an unbelievably decadent Shortbread cookies topped with a layer of smooth caramel and a generous layer of gourmet milk chocolate topping. Get ready for the ultimate fun dessert, these cookies are incredibly easy to make!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 1
Author Jessica Knott

Ingredients

  • 11/2 cups butter , at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For the Caramel
  • 15 ounces of caramel ( I used Kraft )
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • For the Chocolate
  • 11/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl fit with a mixer, cream together butter and both sugars. Add vanilla extract and salt. Slowly add flour, 1 cup at a time until incorporated. Mix for an extra minute or two. Roll dough together in a ball and place in the center of a floured surface. Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick. With a circle cookie cutter or glass cup, cut out cookies and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake in oven for 14-16 minutes. I baked mine for 14 minutes but do not over bake. Removed and place on a cooling rack.
  2. Once cookies are cool, melt caramel and evaporated milk according to instructions on the bag. On medium heat, melt caramel. Once it starts to melt down, turn down to low and allow to melt. Using a spoon, pour a small spoonful of caramel over the center of the cookie and spread it to the edges with the backside of the spoon. Allow caramel to cool, I placed mine in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to set.
  3. To make the chocolate topping, melt chocolate in a small microwavable dish. Place chocolate chips and shortening in dish and place in microwave. Melt for about 2 minutes on POWER LEVEL 4, stirring the chocolate in between to smooth out. Chocolate chips will burn if power level is not set to 4. Using a butter knife, spread chocolate over the top of the cooled caramel.

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    Ali @ Home & Plate
    12/02/2015 at 9:06 am

    What a great cookie. These would disappear in my house in a day because I seriously can’t keep the kids away from Twix bars. If I made them homemade I would be making them all the time. Yum!

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    Chris @ SimpleFood365
    12/02/2015 at 1:45 pm

    I love Twix bars! These look delicious too! Gonna have to give them a try. YUM!!

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    Sarah @ The Chef Next Door
    12/02/2015 at 11:06 pm

    These look absolutely amazing! Perfect for a holiday cookie exchange!

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    cheryl@neurotic baker
    12/03/2015 at 6:38 am

    They all good great! I’ve always wanted to try the twix cookie 🙂

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    Audrey
    12/07/2015 at 11:54 pm

    You rolled dough out to 1/2 inch for cutting? Really, that fat?

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      Jessica Knott
      12/08/2015 at 10:33 am

      Hi Audrey, 1/2′ thick. If it’s too thick for you, you can always go a little less. They will spread slightly while they bake

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    Annia
    12/14/2015 at 2:29 pm

    Hello! I will be making these as food gifts for xmas but I need to know how far ahead I can make them? They will be in tins as soon as they have hardened. I just don’t want to wait until last minute to make these with everything else I need to do, I would rather do them a few days in advance! What do you think? I def want them to taste fresh and not stale! Thank you!

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      Jessica Knott
      12/14/2015 at 6:36 pm

      Hi Annia, you can make these a few days before hand, if you wish. Store them in the fridge in a single layer until they harden then place some wax paper between them once the chocolate is set and cover them

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    Miranda
    05/03/2016 at 5:00 pm

    This recipe definetely is my fav one. Love the Twix COOKIES !

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    Emilia
    05/03/2016 at 5:03 pm

    Im sure my childs are gonna love it. Thank you

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    Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom
    05/27/2016 at 12:59 pm

    My mouth is seriously watering looking at these cookies!! Twix are my favorite candy bar, too!

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    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    05/27/2016 at 1:04 pm

    These are ingenious, Twix are my all time faves <3

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    Fareeha
    05/27/2016 at 1:21 pm

    Ahh!! This is so not fair, I’ll have to wait till I make these to eat it. I am craving it badly so much now

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    Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours
    05/27/2016 at 1:28 pm

    Twix is my absolutely favourite chocolate bar – when I was little I’d nibble long the sides, before peeling the caramel off, then eat the biscuit and finish with the topping. I love this more grown up version.

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    pooja@poojascookery.com
    05/27/2016 at 1:32 pm

    Wow! They look so chewy n yum. I love caramel.

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    Sevgi
    05/29/2016 at 3:08 am

    i gonna make Twix Cookies recipe for this weekend. Love it. Thank you

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    Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
    07/24/2016 at 10:23 am

    These look amazing, what a treat! I think I have to make these as soon as I can

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    Holly
    07/24/2016 at 12:39 pm

    Whoa – what a great idea to turn a Twix candy bar into a cookie! These look absolutely decadent! Pinned and shared!

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    Diana
    07/24/2016 at 1:21 pm

    Love this Twix version of Reese’s cups! I’m a fan of Twix but never thought of making cookies, yum!

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    Tara
    07/24/2016 at 1:54 pm

    Such gorgeous cookies! I love your photos and those layers look amazing. Definitely need to try!

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    Vicci | It's Cheat Day Everyday
    07/24/2016 at 5:55 pm

    Twix happens to be one of my favorite candy bars! I looooove eating them with a cup of hot chocolate in the winter so these cookies will definitely be pinned for later!

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    Marina
    08/01/2016 at 2:46 am

    Twix cookies are always my favourite ones. i gonna make this recipe at weekend for my friends. I hope they will love twix cookies recipe too.

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