Twix Cookies Recipe

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These Twix cookies have a buttery shortbread cookie base with creamy caramel and chocolate on top! I’m not even kidding when I say they are addictive!

I’ve also created these easy Twix Cookie Bars if you prefer to skip the individual cookie baking. Plus, they resemble a candy bar right? If you love these, try our copycat Reeses Peanut Butter Cups!

Twix cookies stacked with one having a bite taken out.
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Why this Recipe is Best

Today’s twix cookie recipe is seriously amazing.

Some people refer to these as millionaire bars, millionaire shortbread, and even billionaire bars. We think they taste just like a twix candy bar!

FAVORITE COOKIES: Chocolate Chip Cookies | Peanut Butter Cookies

If you love making copycat recipes, be sure to try our honey bun cake. For a savory soup, our panera broccoli cheese soup is incredible!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make twix cookies.
  • Butter- We bake with unsalted butter (unless noted). This allows us to control the amount of kosher salt in the recipe, as all salted butters are not created equal. Use our guide on how to soften butter quickly.
  • Powdered Sugar- We use powdered sugar in our shortbread cookie crust, to keep them tender and melt in your mouth.
  • Vanilla Extract- use PURE vanilla, or our homemade vanilla extract will work great too.
  • Caramel– using the caramel bits, or unwrapped caramels is perfect. For even more flavor, use our homemade caramels recipe.

Step by Step Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make twix cookie base.

The cookie base.

Make your shortbread dough ahead of time. Roll it into a tube shape (the size of a paper towel roll). Wrap it up in plastic wrap.

PRO TIP: I actually will cut an empty paper towel roll lengthwise, and place my plastic wrapped dough inside the tube. Then refrigerate. The paper towel tube helps the dough keep it’s rounded shape.

Slice and bake your cookies. I usually cut the dough in half. Return half to the fridge until ready to use (so it doesn’t come to room temperature). Baking the dough while cold is KEY to a delicious, flaky crunch.

Step by step photos showing how to make caramel layer for twix cookies.

Caramel layer.

I used caramel bits for this layer. They are easy to pour into a bowl and melt in the microwave.

If you can’t find them, you can unwrap caramels, that works too. I used a small metal cookie scoop to place caramel onto the cookie.

Step by step photos showing how to make chocolate layer of twix cookies.

The Chocolate.

Use a good quality chocolate on these cookies. I tend to buy Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips for these, as they taste delicious! They also melt smooth in the microwave.

You could also use Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers. Delicious and smooth melting, and they don’t melt in your hands when you pick up the cookie!

Allow your cookies to set up at room temperature. If you place them in the fridge, the caramel will harden too much, and the chocolate may become discolored.

Twix cookies on a wire cooling rack.

Recipe FAQs

Can you make twix cookie bars?

Instead of making twix cookies, try our twix cookie bars instead! Same great flavor, easy to assemble.

Can I freeze twix cookies?

You can freeze twix cookies. Just know that the chocolate may change colors when it defrosts. You can also freeze the cookies without the chocolate and add that before serving.

Do I need to chill the cookie dough?

The shortbread cookie in a Twix candy bar should be chilled before slicing for best results.

Stack of four twix cookies on parchment paper.

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Twix Cookies

4.74 from 26 votes
By: Aimee
These Twix cookies have a buttery shortbread cookie base with creamy caramel and chocolate on top! I'm not even kidding when I say they are addictive!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes
Servings: 48 cookies

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package Kraft caramel bits 11 ounce
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package Ghirardelli milk chocolate morsels 11.5 ounce
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Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat softened butter and powdered sugar for several minutes until well blended. Add in flour, salt and vanilla. Beat for 2-3 minutes until dough starts to form a ball.
  • Drop dough onto a light floured surface. Using your hands, shape into a log, about the size of a paper towel tube. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  • Slice dough (about 1/5 inch thick) and bake on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 11-13 minutes, until edges set and begin lightly browning. Do not overbake.
  • While cookies are cooling, add caramel and whipping cream to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minutes. Stir and heat again for 15-30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Using a small metal scoop, drop about 3/4 Tbsp of caramel into the center of each cookie. It will spread on it own.
  • Melt milk chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute. Stir and heat an additional 15-30 seconds if needed. Frost the tops of each cookie and allow chocolate to set (about 30 minutes). Store in airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

  • Store cookies in airtight container for up to one week.
  • Use regular kraft caramels if you can’t find the “bits.” Our homemade caramels are also delicious!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 67kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 17mg, Sugar: 2g
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
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Posted on June 29, 2023

Comments & Reviews

  1. Aimee, these cookies look to die for! I’ll never be able to eat a Twix bar again (because I can already tell I’ll be disappointed that it’s not these cookies). Making these ASAP!

  2. WOW these cookies look amazing! I just want to lick the chocolate off the top! My problem with making desserts for my blog is that I eat half the batch by the time I’m done baking and taking pictures……not good.. haha

  3. I could eat cookies everyday and be okay with that. I always make cookies because they are easy and taste great. Other desserts no so much. Even dinners are the same cause those are easy. That caramel looks awesome!! Can’t wait to give these a try asap!! 😉 

  4. Man, I love Twix’s! And Twix cookies?!?! Marrying two of my favourite things ever together – you’re a genius and I simply must make these!

  5. These cookies are too good to be true!  And they should be illegal.  Arrested for too much amazingness.  But I love them!  They really do look deliciously sinful 🙂 Great recipe, Aimee!

  6. Repeating recipes is so impressive, Aimee! My son always asks for this one PB cookie I made once over and over again, and I do it for him, but I’m groaning on the inside because I feel all the pressure to bake new cookies.
    I can see why these are a favorite. They are AMAZING. So much happy caramel!

  7. Twix are one of my favorite candy bars! I would love to be in your kitchen when a fresh batch of these cookies come out! 

  8. Yep, I’m officially obsessed with these! They look so tender, buttery and perfectly Twix-y!

  9. I give you props for repeating recipes. We could never eat that many cookies. Well, I could. 🙂 LOVE these!

  10. I’m seriously not surprised by this brilliance!  Everything you make is addictive!

  11. Twix is easily one of my all-time favourite candy bars. Love love love these magical cookies! 

  12. Wow, these look incredible, just incredible. I love Twix, I’totally sure I’d love these cookies. Well done!

  13. I TOTALLY feel you on the food blogger problems, and not making a recipe more than once.  Sometimes, it’s annoying,
    But, these cookies would definitely be getting made ova and ova…that drippy caramel? MY LIFE. Pinned!

    1. Dinners and Cookies I make repeatedly. Other desserts? Rarely. As there is always something new to try 🙂 Thanks for pinning Taylor!

  14. I was just thinking that it had been awhile since doing cookies for the blog too…it’s time for a new cookie.  I love the layers in these Twix cookies…so fun and delicious looking!  I can see why your family loved them!

  15. I was drooling over the photo you posted on instagram of these! I love how bright your photos are too!

  16. This is NOT the first thing I need to see on Monday morning, Aimee!  Now I want Twix Cookies with my cup of morning coffee.  These look incredible.  🙂  The chocolate and caramel layers are absolutely perfect!  Thanks so much for the cookie love, too.  Now I’m off to think about how soon I can make a batch of these.  🙂  Pinned!

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