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Quick & Easy Homemade Twix Cookies

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If you’re a fan of Twix candy bars, you’ll absolutely love these cookies!
Quick & Easy Homemade Twix Cookies

Make your own Homemade Twix Cookies with a crumbly, soft shortbread cookie base, a gooey and creamy caramel middle layer, and a rich chocolate top layer. For beginners, this recipe is super fun to prepare with minimal ingredients. Feel free to experiment with add-ins like sea salt or nuts!

Quick & Easy Homemade Twix Cookies

Can I make the cookie dough ahead of time?

Yes, you can. Just be sure that you wrap the dough tightly with plastic wrap and store the raw dough in the refrigerator until ready to bake the cookies.

You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days, or in a freezer for up to 3 months.

Quick & Easy Homemade Twix Cookies

Quick & Easy Homemade Twix Cookies

Can I freeze the finished cookies?

Yes, you can freeze the finished cookies. Let the caramel and chocolate layers set before placing the cookies in a freezer-safe container. Store in a freezer for up to 3 months.

Quick & Easy Homemade Twix Cookies

Quick & Easy Homemade Twix Cookies

Quick & Easy Homemade Twix Cookies

If you’re a fan of Twix candy bars, you’ll absolutely love these cookies!
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Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 20 Servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt

For the caramel layer:

  • 9 oz caramels
  • 2 tbsp evaporated milk

For the chocolate layer:

  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, beat together softened butter and vanilla extract using an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and beat until combined. Don’t forget to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl using a spatula.
  • Add the flour and salt. Beat on low just until combined. The mixture will look crumbly. Using your hands, form a ball. Then, wrap the dough with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator. On a floured surface, roll the dough to about 1⁄4-1⁄2-inch thickness. Using a round cookie cutter, cut out circles. I recommend using 2 or 3 inch cookie cutters.
  • Transfer the cookies to the prepared baking sheets. Leaving about 1-2 inches of space between them. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool slightly on the baking sheets. Then, transfer to a cooling rack to cool down completely.
  • When the cookies are completely cooled, melt the caramel. Place the caramels and evaporated milk into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-seconds increments, stirring between each interval, until melted.
  • When the cookies are cooled, spread a spoonful of caramel onto each cookie. Let the caramel layer firm up.
  • Once the caramel sets, melt the chocolate chips. Place milk chocolate chips and coconut oil into a separate microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-seconds increments, stirring between each interval, until the milk chocolate has melted. Spread the melted chocolate over the caramel layer on each cookie. Let the chocolate layer set. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.7g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 13.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 17.4g | Calcium: 33mg

Frequently Asked Questions

Quick & Easy Homemade Twix Cookies

What can I use if I don’t have a round cookie cutter?

If you don’t have a round cookie cutter, you can use a glass or a knife instead. Feel free to use other shapes of cookie cutters and make your own square or heart-shaped Twix cookies.

How do I make the caramel layer if I don’t have caramel bits?

If you don’t have caramel bits, you can also use regular caramels. The recipe says to use 2 tablespoons of evaporated milk, this will help you melt the caramel.

How can I ensure my chocolate layer sets quickly?

Spread the melted chocolate over the caramel layer. Then, refrigerate the cookies for about 10-15 minutes. This will help your chocolate layer to set quickly.

What should I do if I don’t have parchment paper for baking the cookies?

If you don’t have parchment paper, you can also use a silpat mat or line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease it with melted butter or non-stick cooking spray.

How can I prevent the cookies from spreading too much while baking?

To prevent the Twix cookies from spreading too much while baking, you should chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or about 20 to 30 minutes in a freezer.

My caramel isn’t spreading well; what can I do?

If your caramel doesn’t spread well, you can microwave it for an additional 10-15 seconds, or add an additional teaspoon of evaporated milk to make the caramel thinner.

Can I use whipping cream instead of evaporated milk in the caramel?

Yes, you can use the same amount of whipping cream instead of evaporated milk.

How do I keep the cookies from becoming too soft after a few days?

You can place the Twix cookies in a single layer in an airtight container or you can place a piece of parchment paper between each layer of cookies. Place the container in a cool and dry place or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Quick & Easy Homemade Twix Cookies

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