You read that right, make a cookie that tastes just like the favorite candy bar! This recipe for Twix Cookies is easy, fun and delicious. A twist on a simple shortbread cookie makes all the difference and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Ok, so I’ve seen a few of these recipes out there and decided that these had to be made. After reviewing a few recipes, I adapted my own and it worked perfectly. My dad and I both have a severe sweet tooth so when I went to Arizona to visit, I knew I had an excuse to make these babies. They are quick to bake, easy to assemble and really, really good.
The cookie dough is made with powdered sugar instead of regular sugar and has a different consistency than anything I have made before, but it worked, so don’t panic!
Homemade Twix Cookies
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temp
- ½ cup powdered confectioners sugar
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp ice water
- 20 caramel candy, unwrapped
- 1 tbsp evaporated milk
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- ½ tsp vegetable or coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350°, line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together with a hand mixer.
- Add flour, salt and vanilla and mix everything together with mixer.
- Add ice water to help combine everything, it will be VERY crumbly.
- Use your hands to roll a ball of dough about 1-1½ inches around. Place a ball on the prepared cookie sheet and smash to about 1/2 inch thick with a glass or something flat (we used a tortilla press, LOL, it worked!).
- Bake for 12-14 minutes, remove from oven when cookies are just starting to brown on the edges.
- Remove cookies from pan and cool on a wire rack.
- Combine caramels and evaporated milk in a microwave safe bowl and melt at 20-30 second intervals until smooth and creamy.
- Spread carmel with a spoon over each cooled cookie and let set/cool completely.
- Place chocolate chips in another microwave-safe bowl and cook in the microwave for 20-30 seconds twice, stirring in between. By now chocolate should be almost melted, add vegetable oil. Stir again and then zap in the microwave for one more interval. Stir until completely melted and smooth, my microwave only took 3 intervals.
- Spread chocolate on top of cooled caramel with a spoon. Look at that swirl 🤣
- Let chocolate set before digging in (this takes a little longer than the caramel, I ended up putting them in the fridge for about 10 minutes).
I swear these taste just like the candy bar! Next time I think I might try to form the dough into a long rectangle and make a Twix look-a-like covered completely in chocolate…so fun!
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