Twix Cookies

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There’s just something magical about homemade treats that taste like your favorite candy bars, isn’t there? It’s like getting to experience those nostalgic flavors you loved as a kid, but in an even more delicious, freshly-baked form. These Twix Cookies are exactly that kind of whimsical mashup!

With a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookie base, a luscious caramel center, and a layer of rich milk chocolate on top, they’re essentially the ultimate Twix candy bar in cookie form. One bite of these decadent little cups and you’ll be transported right back to candy counter indulgences of years past. Except this time, they’re entirely homemade!

I have to admit, Twix bars were always one of my absolute favorites growing up. There was just something so irresistible about sinking my teeth through that chocolate-enrobed caramel and into that crisp cookie beneath. It was candy perfection in every bite.

These cookies capture all of those nostalgic flavors and delightful contrasting textures to an absolute tee. You get that same delicate, buttery cookie base leading into a thick, sticky-sweet caramel center, all topped with a layer of rich, snappy milk chocolate. It’s like the Twix candy bar grew up and got fancy!

They’re surprisingly simple to make too, which just adds to their charm. Just whip up a batch of super soft sugar cookie dough, bake it into little cups, and fill them with gooey caramel and chocolate. So easy, yet so completely delightful.

The hardest part is trying not to inhale them all straight off the cooling rack! I definitely went through a few “taste test” cookies to get those perfect bite shots. What can I say, I’m dedicated to my cookie craft!

Honestly though, these are such a fun baking project, especially with kids. Get the whole family involved with rolling, cutting, filling, and dipping the cookies. Making that nostalgic candy in homemade form is such a treat.

A few pro tips for perfect Twix cookie success:

Perfect the cookie cup:

The dough should be Play-Doh soft before rolling and stamping out the rounds. Bake just until puffed but not browned, about 6-7 minutes. This keeps the cups nice and tender.

Cool completely:

Make sure the baked cookie cups are 100% room temperature before topping with caramel and chocolate. Any residual warmth will make a messy mess!

Caramel calm:

To get the gooey caramel center, simply microwave soft caramel candies with a touch of milk until melted and smooth. Easy as can be!

Stay chilled:

Once filled with caramel, the cookies need to chill briefly in the fridge before topping with chocolate. This helps the caramel firm up so the chocolate layer doesn’t immediately sink in.

Make it mini:

For fun bite-sized Twix cookie cups, use a small 1-inch cookie scoop or cutter and adjust baking time to 4-5 minutes.

Cravings satisfied:

Baked cookies will stay fresh for up to 1 week if kept in an airtight container at room temp. Not that they’ll last that long!

However you bake them up, these Twix cookie cups are pure nostalgic candy bar bliss in adorable, fresh-baked form. With their crisp yet tender cookie shells, thick caramel centers, and decadent chocolate toppers, they’re basically everything you loved about those classic candy bars, but even better.

So whether you need a charming cookie platter offering or just want to satisfy those lingering childhood candy cravings, whip up a batch of these Twix cookies! They’re filled with all the nostalgic flavors you crave, with that unmistakable homemade touch. Total whimsical, indulgent perfection!

Twix Cookie

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 24 Cookie

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and egg white until well incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until a soft dough forms.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 – 1/2 inch thickness. Use a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter to cut out circles and transfer them to an ungreased baking sheet, spacing about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes, until the cookies are puffed and no longer glossy on top. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  • While the cookies cool, make the caramel filling. Combine the unwrapped caramels and 1 tbsp milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stirring at the 30 second mark. Stir until completely melted and smooth.
  • Once cookies are cooled, spoon about 1 tsp of the melted caramel into the center of each cookie, spreading it almost to the edges.
  • Transfer the caramel-topped cookies to the refrigerator and chill for 10-15 minutes to allow the caramel to firm up slightly.
  • Melt the milk chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until completely melted and smooth.
  • Remove cookies from fridge and spoon a layer of the melted chocolate over the caramel centers, spreading to the edges.
  • Allow chocolate to set completely at room temperature before serving, about 20 minutes. Or return to fridge to set chocolate faster.

Notes

  • Cookies will stay freshest for up to 1 week stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • For mini cookie cups, use a 1-inch cookie scoop or cutter and reduce baking time to 4-5 minutes.
  • These cookie cups combine all the nostalgic flavors of a Twix candy bar – buttery cookie, gooey caramel, rich milk chocolate – into one outrageous homemade treat!
  • They’re delightfully whimsical and indulgent.

Just looking at these cookies makes me want to do a happy dance! There’s something so magical about being able to experience those nostalgic candy flavors from childhood, but in fun, homemade baked form. Plus, getting to make them with my own two hands just makes them taste even better.

These Twix cookie cups are pure nostalgia, combining all of those familiar candy bar components – buttery cookie, gooey caramel, creamy chocolate – into one wildly delicious package. My inner kid is screaming with candy counter glee! They’re essentially all the whimsical flavors I craved growing up, now in an elevated, from-scratch treat.

I can’t wait for you to bake up a batch soon. Whether you need a cookie jar refill or a charming treat for an upcoming potluck, these Twix cookies are sure to become an instant favorite!

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