Twix Cookies

Twix Cookies are scrumptious cookies inspired by the Twix caramel shortbread chocolate bar. The perfect combination of crunchy cookie, rich caramel, and creamy milk chocolate, Twix Cookies are an irresistible treat.

Twix Cookies stacked on top of each other

These cookies are made with a shortbread cookie base that’s topped with homemade caramel and melted chocolate. Enjoy these cookies with a glass of creamy milk or a bowl of ice cream. 

Twix Cookies on cooling rack

Recipe Notes:

  • Use gluten-free flour and cake mix for gluten-free Twix cookies. 
  • Cool the cookies completely before adding the caramel; otherwise, the cookies could crumble.
Can I freeze these Twix Cookies?

Yes! These Twix cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months. I prefer to flash freeze a batch of these cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet for 2 hours before transferring them to an airtight container or Ziploc bag, so they don’t stick.

Thaw frozen Twix cookies at room temperature by allowing them to sit for a while on your kitchen countertop for a few minutes before serving.

How should I store these Twix Cookies?

These Twix cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week or in the fridge for 2 weeks.

Add a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper to the bottom of the container and between any stacked cookies to prevent sticking.

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Twix Cookies on a plate

HOW CAN I ADAPT THESE TWIX COOKIES?

  • Dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, or a combination of these can be used instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Keep in mind that the white chocolate will be much sweeter and may seize. 
  • Adding a pinch of sea salt to the caramel is a great way to create a salted caramel flavor. You could also sprinkle it over the top of the chocolate. 
  • Chopped nuts, such as pecans or almonds, can be mixed into the cookie dough for a delicious texture. The chopped nuts could also be sprinkled over the chocolate or add a whole pecan on top of the caramel to create a turtle cookie!
  • Vanilla extract or almond extract can be added to the cookie dough for extra flavor. 
  • I’ve used a white cake mix, but you could use a different flavor, such as a chocolate cake mix. Yellow cake mix is another option. 
  • Adjust the size of the cookies by using a larger or smaller cookie cutter.
  • For an added decorative effect, drizzle melted white chocolate over the dark chocolate.

Twix Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. ingredients for Twix Cookies
  2. Whisk together the white cake mix and all-purpose flour until combined. 
  3. Using a hand or stand mixer, beat in 1 cup of softened butter until a dough forms. This could take 3-5 minutes, depending on the temperature of the butter. Do not over mix. sticks of butter in flour mixture
  4. Flour a clean surface and then turn the dough out onto it. dough on floured surface
  5. Use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough to about ½ inch thick, and use a 2-inch round cookie cutter to cut out cookies. circles cookies cut into dough
  6. Transfer the cookies to the prepared cookie sheets and cook for 6-10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies just begin to take on a golden color. cookies on baking sheet
  7. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. 
  8. Once the cookies are cooled, place the caramel bits and heavy cream in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds and then stir well. caramel bits and cream in a bowl
  9. Continue heating in 10-second increments and stirring well until smooth and combined. Be sure to heat the caramel to a scoopable and spreadable consistency. melted caramel in a bowl
  10. Place about 1 teaspoon of caramel in the center of each cookie and then use a butter knife or spreading spatula to gently flatten it into a disc in the center of each cookie, allowing for a small rim around the edge without caramel. caramel added to top of cookies
  11. Allow the caramel to set completely, about 15-20 minutes, and then melt the chocolate chips and ½ Tablespoon salted butter together in a microwave-safe bowl until smooth. chocolate chips and butter in a bowl
  12. As with the caramel, start with 30 seconds, stir well, and then continue heating and stirring in 10-second increments until smooth. Do not overheat, or the chocolate will seize.melted chocolate in a bowl
  13. Scoop a dollop of chocolate, about 1 heaping teaspoon, onto each caramel-covered cookie and then smooth it out into an even disc. chocolate added to top of caramel
  14. Allow the cookies to set completely before serving. Twix Cookies on cooling rack
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Twix Cookies

The perfect combination of crunchy cookie, rich caramel, and creamy milk chocolate, Twix Cookies are an irresistible treat.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 15.25 ounce box white cake mix
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • .5 tablespoon salted butter, softened keep separate from the 1 cup
  • 1 ¼ cups caramel bits
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  • Whisk together the white cake mix and all-purpose flour until combined.
  • Using a hand or stand mixer, beat in 1 cup of softened butter until a dough forms. This could take 3-5 minutes, depending on the temperature of the butter. Do not overmix.
  • Flour a clean surface and then turn the dough out onto it.
  • Use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough to about ½ inch thick, and use a 2-inch round cookie cutter to cut out cookies.
  • Transfer the cookies to the prepared cookie sheets and cook for 6-10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies just begin to take on a golden color.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
  • Once the cookies are cooled, place the caramel bits and heavy cream in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds and then stir well.
  • Continue heating in 10-second increments and stirring well until smooth and combined. Be sure to heat the caramel to a scoopable and spreadable consistency.
  • Place about 1 teaspoon of caramel in the center of each cookie and then use a butter knife or spreading spatula to gently flatten it into a disc in the center of each cookie, allowing for a small rim around the edge without caramel.
  • Allow the caramel to set completely, about 15-20 minutes, and then melt the chocolate chips and ½ Tablespoon salted butter together in a microwave-safe bowl until smooth.
  • As with the caramel, start with 30 seconds, stir well, and then continue heating and stirring in 10-second increments until smooth. Do not overheat, or the chocolate will seize.
  • Scoop a dollop of chocolate, about 1 heaping teaspoon, onto each caramel-covered cookie and then smooth it out into an even disc.
  • Allow the cookies to set completely before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 209IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

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