Twix Cookies

  If your favorite candy bar is a Twix then you are going to love these shortbread TWIX Cookies! 

I pretty much love any candy bar that has caramel in it.  I would have to say that my all time favorite is a Milky Way but a Twix candy bar runs a close second.  So if you like caramel too, you are going to love these cookies.

The cookies start off with a buttery, flaky shortbread base then topped with caramel and finished with chocolate. I need to warn you that they are a very rich cookie so make sure you have some nice, cold milk on hand! Perfection!

Although these cookies look super decadent, they are easier to make than you think.  You can easily use the Kraft wrapped caramels but my favorite caramel of all time is Peter’s Caramel.  I get mine at a local cooking store called Gygi’s but you can get yours HERE.  It is a large block of caramel but then you will have plenty left over to make these super yummy Apple Pie Caramel Apples!

So treat your caramel-loving self and your family to some of these TWIX Cookies.  You will love them!

Twix Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups softened butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 15 oz caramel **See notes
  • 2 cups milk choc chips
  • 2 tsp shortening
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream butter and sugar together. Add your vanilla, flour and salt. Mix well.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to ½ inch thick.
  4. To cut cookies you can use a biscuit cutter or I just used a small glass that was 2 inches wide.
  5. Place round cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 for 14-16 minutes.
  7. Let cookies cool.
  8. Melt caramel and spread the caramel over the cooled cookies.
  9. Let caramel cool completely.
  10. Add your shortening into the chocolate chips and melt in the microwave. Use a microwave safe bowl and watch so that the chocolate does not burn.
  11. Spread melted chocolate over cooled caramel.
  12. Let chocolate set before serving.
  13. Do not put in the refrigerator as it will discolor the chocolate.
Notes
I use Peter's caramel which comes in a 5 lb block. You can just cut off what you need, melt it and it's ready to go. If you use the Kraft caramels, follow the instructions on the bag for melting.

Shortbread recipe adapted byFood Network

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Comments

  1. how many does this recipe make??

  2. These are fabulous! Gorgeous photos! Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi Debbie,
    I’m going to try and make these cookies for a cookie exchange and was wondering if you have ever doubled the recipe and if it still turned out ok? Thanks, Paula

  4. did you use actual shortening or butter?

  5. Do you think I could use butter rather that the shortening?

  6. Hi Debbie,
    Good news! I doubled it and it was totally fine!
    However, I used the small little caramels (that are separately wrapped) and had a heck of time getting the caramel on the cookies (it wouldn’t stick) and once they all hardened…the caramel is so hard that it makes it hard to eat the cookie. The cookie itself is velvety smooth and yummy…but you can barely bite through the caramel!!

    My guess is that the caramel you used didn’t do that. I live in Canada and wasn’t able to find the kind you mentioned.
    If I make them again, I will definitely have to try and do something different for the caramel.

    Thanks for getting back to me though!
    Paula

    • Maria Maez says:

      I just followed the recipe for caramel apples on the caramels package, it does not get hard. It said to add water.

      • Maria! You just made my day! After a couple of other people made it and it didn’t turn out for them I am SO glad to hear that it worked for you!

  7. Alexandra says:

    I agree with the caramel comment, my cookies were as hard as rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Hi, is it possible to use the caramel sundae topping that comes in a jar?

    • Unfortunately I think that the sundae topping might be a little too runny. Great idea though….it would make it even easier!

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