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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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    Andie Conn
    02/23/2015 at 10:33 pm

    Oh my, these look golden! I want to eat them all right now…
    Thanks for sharing (: Visiting from http://www.andieconn.com/get-rid-clutter-spring-fever-inspiration/ and would love a visit back.

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    Anna @ Sunny Side Ups
    02/24/2015 at 11:41 am

    Delicious!! Twix in cookie form…can life get any better? 🙂 Absolutely love it!! Pinned!

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    Marceli
    02/25/2015 at 5:25 pm

    Woow Caramel Twix Cookies Recipe ! I love this !

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    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    02/27/2015 at 9:00 am

    These look delicious. I just pinned. I would love to have you share them at my link party. It is live now and runs until Sunday night. It’s at Adorned From Above .com.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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    Rachel @ {i love} my disorganized life
    02/27/2015 at 5:59 pm

    Wow Jessica, these look fantastic! That’s why I’ve chosen them as my Hot Shot pick at this week’s Wednesday Whatsits! Be sure to stop by this Tuesday night and see who you’re up against! And don’t forget to ask, beg & plead your friends, family & followers to stop by and vote for you! Pimp it out, baby!

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    Marie
    02/27/2015 at 11:11 pm

    I’ve got to make these! They look A-Mazing. 🙂 Thanks for linking up at the Creative Collection.

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    Julie
    02/28/2015 at 6:46 am

    I see a major problem with this recipe straight away – it only makes a dozen! I really fancy giving this a go if I have time this weekend, thank goodness for pinterest in case I don’t!

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    Nici
    03/03/2015 at 2:58 pm

    Wowzers! Those look absolutely amazing! I’m a huge Twix fan… I could see these being very dangerous in our house… that probably won’t stop me from making them 😉 Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party. Hope you’ll be back this week with more awesome recipes!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com
    03/05/2015 at 12:17 am

    I love Twix and these look soo delicious! Found you through Posed Perfection’s party! Would love it if you shared it at our link party tomorrow please 🙂

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    Jennie @ Little Girl Designs
    03/05/2015 at 10:33 am

    These cookies look amazing! I love twix bars but these look better. Pinning and sharing! 🙂

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    Lou Lou Girls
    03/14/2015 at 12:34 pm

    Oh my…so delicious! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Lou Lou Girls

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    K
    03/23/2015 at 5:28 pm

    Hey Jessica! These look INCREDIBLE! I always thought the cookie was the best part of the twix, this puts it in the ratio it should be in! My boyfriend would LOVE these! I’d love for you to share a post at my link up tomorrow, if you’re interested!
    Xoxo K
    http://peeledwellness.com

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    GH
    06/17/2015 at 10:44 am

    I just finished making these, and they are just sinful! They are delicious. Thank you for sharing. I melted the chocolate with a bit of peanut butter, as we like that flavour. Only thing I changed. 5 star rating for sure!
    And they sound a bit complicated to make, but they are very easy and quick.

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    anna mae
    07/08/2015 at 10:47 am

    totally love the recipe!! do they need to be refrigerated??

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      Jessica Knott
      07/08/2015 at 10:50 am

      Once the recipe is complete, no. I did chill them while making to harden chocolate/caramel faster to continue with the recipe but once they are complete they do not need to be chilled, unless they are transported by a hot car.

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    Vicky
    09/09/2015 at 11:25 am

    These look unbelievably delicious!

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    Choclette
    10/30/2015 at 3:18 pm

    Yes please. Homemade twix sounds like my idea of heaven and I can’t understand why I’ve never tried making my own!

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    Sherri @ Watch Learn Eat
    10/30/2015 at 3:39 pm

    In high school my friend and I used to eat Twix for breakfast! These cookies just made me remember that! They look so delicious, I have got to try them!

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      Jessica Knott
      10/30/2015 at 3:42 pm

      I can relate, in fact I think I had one from the Halloween stash this morning! Thank you

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    Adriana @changingplate
    10/31/2015 at 12:20 am

    Oh my goodness, your cookie collection looks downright dangerous! I’ll be adding g this to my cookie recipe collection, thanks for sharing!

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    Mark
    11/01/2015 at 4:45 am

    I love Twix bars. What a nice take on them. Love the photos also. Nice job.

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    Melissa
    12/02/2015 at 8:54 am

    These are my weakness and now you have provided a recipe. I am in SERIOUS trouble!! Looks fantastic!!

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