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Twix Cookies take everything about your favorite candy bar and serve it up in cookie form! A crunchy, sweet cookie is topped with a layer of sweet and gooey caramel, then a top layer of milk chocolate. It’s an easy homemade recipe that only takes about 30 minutes to make!
I love a good Twix bar, especially if it’s straight out of the refrigerator (try it – thank me later). There’s just something about the crunchy cookie topped with chewy caramel and sweet chocolate that always seems to hit the spot! As much as I do love the candy bars, though, I think this easy cookie recipe might just be my new favorite version of the treat. It’s got all of the elements of a Twix bar, but in the form of a homemade cookie!
A crunchy cookie serves as the base to two layers of goodness. Sweet, gooey caramel is topped with chocolate, and the three layers all go together pretty perfectly. Plus, every element of this Twix cookie recipe is so easy to make! Layered cookie recipes like this one may seem like a lot of work, but have no fear. Every layer is made with simple ingredient and hassle-free steps.
Why You’ll Love This
- Just like a Twix bar! If you or someone near and dear to you loves Twix bars, this recipe is the one to make. It’s exactly like the famous candy bar in just about every way!
- So easy to make. Don’t let the pretty layered look deceive you. This is a thirty minute recipe that utilizes simple baking staples (that you may already have in your kitchen) and hassle-free steps. The hardest part is waiting for the cookies to finish cooling in the fridge, but your patience will pay off!
- Perfect for all occasions. Need a sweet treat for a birthday party? Baby shower? Graduation? Christmas cookie exchange? There’s no bad time or place to serve these seriously good Twix cookies.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make this chocolate caramel cookie recipe. Make sure to scroll down to view the full recipe for exact measurements.
- Salted butter
- Powdered sugar
- Baking powder
- Kraft caramel bits
- Milk chocolate chips
- Vegetable oil
How To Make Twix Cookies
Here is a general overview of the steps involved to make Twix cookies. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for the full recipe.
Prepare. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Make the cookie dough. Cream the butter and sugar together in a stand mixer. Mix in the vanilla, baking powder, and flour until combined. Shape the cookie dough into a large disk, then wrap the disk with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge. Chill for 1 hour.
Cut the cookies. Sprinkle some flour on your counter and rolling pin. Roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick. Cut the cookies with a floured cookie cutter.
Bake and let cool. Bake the cookies for about 7-10 minutes. Let them fully cool on a wire rack.
Melt the caramel. Place the caramel and milk in a bowl and heat for 1 minute in the microwave. Stir well. Then heat at 20 second intervals just until you can stir it smooth. Stir in the salt until combined.
Add the caramel to the cookies. Place about 1 TSP of caramel onto each cookie. Use the spoon to swirl this in a circle on the top, leaving an empty border around the edge of the cookie. Let the caramel firm up before adding the chocolate.
Melt the chocolate. Stir the chocolate chips with the vegetable oil in a bowl. Heat this mixture in the microwave oven for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time, until smooth.
Add the chocolate to the cookies. Place about 1 TSP of melted chocolate on top of the set caramel. Again, swirl it into a circle on top, mostly covering the caramel, leaving a border around the edge of the cookie.
Let the chocolate set. Once the chocolate is set, you can serve and enjoy!
Recipe Tips, Substitutions, and Variations
Make these Twix cookies the very best they can be with these quick tips:
- The refrigerator is your friend. You need to chill the cookie dough for it to have the best shape and consistency. You can also use your fridge to hurry up the setting process for the caramel and chocolate layers!
- You don’t have to use milk chocolate chips. Twix bars feature milk chocolate, which is why I use that flavor in this recipe. However, you can definitely swap them for semisweet or dark chocolate chips if you’d prefer those less sweet flavors.
- Use flour! This cookie dough is pretty sticky! Avoid making a big mess by using flour. Sprinkle it on your surface where you place the dough, on your rolling pin, and on your cookie cutter.
Keep your Twix cookie stored in an airtight container for about 3-4 days at room temperature.
More of Our Favorite Easy Cookie Recipes
After all, one type of cookie is never enough, right? I need choices!
- Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
- Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies
- S’mores Cookies
- ½ cup (114 g) salted butter, softened
- ½ cup (60 g) powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup (125 g) flour, plus a little for dusting the counter and cookie cutter
- 11 ounce (312 g) package of Kraft caramel bits, or 1 package of wrapped caramels
- 1 Tbsp milk
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups (355 g) milk chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
The default measuring system for this website is US Customary. Unit conversions are provided for convenience and as a courtesy only. While we strive to provide accurate unit conversions, please be aware that there may be some discrepancies.
- Preheat the oven to 350 °F (177 °C). Prepare baking sheets by lining with parchment paper.
- In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together.
- Add the vanilla, baking powder, and flour. Mix until well combined. Shape the cookie dough into a large disk. Wrap the disk with plastic wrap and place it into the fridge. Allow the cookie dough to chill for 1 hour.
- Sprinkle some flour on your counter and rolling pin. Roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick. Cut out with a 2 ½ inch round cookie cutter (flour this as well to keep it from sticking).
- Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes. You want them to be set (no longer glossy), but not turning brown. (Watch these carefully though and check them around 7 minutes to be safe)
- Move the cookies to a wire rack and let them cool completely.
- Place the caramel bits and milk in a medium size, microwave-safe bowl. Heat this for 1 minute. Stir well. Then heat at 20 second intervals just until you can stir it smooth. Stir in the salt until well combined.
- Place 1 teaspoon of the caramel mixture onto each cookie. Use the spoon to swirl this in a circle on the top, leaving an empty border around the edge of the cookie. You want this to firm up before adding the chocolate. It will take up to ½ hour at room temperature, or you may place them in the fridge to speed it up.
- Stir the chocolate chips with the vegetable oil, in a microwave safe, medium sized bowl. Heat this mixture in the microwave oven at 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time. Only heat until you can stir it smooth.
- Place 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate on top of the set caramel. Again, swirl it into a circle on top, mostly covering the caramel, leaving a border around the edge of the cookie.
- Once the chocolate is set (again, you can speed this up by refrigerating them), you may finally enjoy eating them!
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