Thumbprint Twix Cookies Recipe

Thumbprint Twix Cookies … an easy buttery shortbread with gooey caramel and drizzled chocolate.

Combining the classic shortbread cookie with gooey caramel and rich chocolate, these cookies are sure to be a hit with anyone who loves the sweet and salty flavors of Twix candy bars.

Plus, with their unique thumbprint shape and drizzle of chocolate on top, these cookies are just as beautiful as they are delicious.

Tastes JUST like Twix bars!

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Thumbprint Twix Cookies Recipe

Thumbprint Twix Cookies Recipe

Every week my son has drum lessons.

And after each and every lesson, we gets a Twix candy bar.

It’s a treat he looks forward to.

Twix are, by far, his favorite.

And these thumbprint Twix cookies are going to blow him away!

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For a variation, try making chocolate thumbprint cookies

Twix Cookies Ingredients:

Shortbread Cookie:

  • ⅔ (two thirds) cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour

Caramel Filling:

  • 14 wrapped caramel candies
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt

Chocolate Drizzle:

  • 6 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
Thumbprint Twix Cookies Recipe

Directions:

Step 1: In the bowl of a stand mixer, add softened butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla.

Beat with the paddle attachment at medium-low speed, scraping the bowl often, until light and creamy.

Add one third of the flour; beat at low speed until just combined, repeat with remaining flour.

It will end up being a damp crumbly mixture.

Step 2: Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Step 3: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 4: Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.

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Make indentation in center of each cookie with your thumb or some type of small round tool.

Bake for 7-10 minutes or until edges JUST begin to brown.

Step 5: Repeat indentation once cookies are done baking, if necessary.

Cool completely on wire cooling racks.

Step 6: Melt the caramel and heavy cream in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or so until it is fully melted and smooth.

Add pinch of salt and stir.

Using a teaspoon size measuring spoon, fill each indentation with the caramel.

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Step 7: Pour vegetable oil over chocolate chips and melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring 30 seconds at a time until melted and smooth, and scoop into a ziploc bag.

Make a small snip on the corner of your Ziploc bag and drizzle over the cookies.

Thumbprint Twix Cookies Recipe

Thumbprint Twix Cookies Recipe

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

An easy buttery shortbread with gooey caramel and drizzled chocolate. Tastes JUST like Twix bars!

Ingredients

Shortbread Cookie:

  • 2/3 (two thirds) cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Caramel Filling:

  • 14 wrapped caramel candies (I used Kraft Caramels)
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt

Chocolate Drizzle:

  • 6 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add softened butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla. Beat with the paddle attachment at medium-low speed, scraping the bowl often, until light and creamy. Add one third of the flour; beat at low speed until just combined, repeat with remaining flour. It will end up being a damp crumbly mixture.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. Make indentation in center of each cookie with your thumb or some type of small round tool. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until edges JUST begin to brown.
  5. Repeat indentation once cookies are done baking, if necessary. Cool completely on wire cooling racks.
  6. Melt the caramel and heavy cream in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or so until it is fully melted and smooth. Add pinch of salt and stir. Using a teaspoon size measuring spoon, fill each indentation with the caramel.
  7. Pour vegetable oil over chocolate chips and melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring 30 seconds at a time until melted and smooth, and scoop into a ziploc bag. Make a small snip on the corner of your Ziploc bag and drizzle over the cookies.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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    18 Comments

    1. diyadulation says:

      Omgosh, these look incredible!! I love Twix but I’ve never thought of making a Twix dessert. Fantastic idea (that we are totally going to make for my son’s upcoming birthday party.) Thanks for the recipe!

    2. These look amazing! Twix is one of my favorites…well anything with caramel in general. LOL. Pinning this so I can make them (maybe today because now I’m hungry).

    3. Twix are one of my son’s favorites too so these will probably be gone before they cool! Thanks for the recipe!

    4. I love shortbread cookies, and this twixt(yeah i guess thats a bad pun) on them looks divine <3

    5. These look delicious and I love the taste of Twix. Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party. I’ve pinned and shared.

    6. These look AMAZING! Thanks for linking them up to Think Tank Thursday today.

    7. These look scrumptious! Pinned it. So glad you shared with us at Merry Monday. This is one of my Featured post this week!

    8. Your cookies look amazing! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. We will look forward to seeing you again real soon!
      Miz Helen

    9. Mother of 3 says:

      Those sound and look so delicious! My youngest son loves Twix bars; we’ll have to try making these together. Pinned.

    10. These sounds amazing, hubby will love them Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

    11. Miz Helen says:

      Just pinned your delicious cookies to make later! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,447 this week. Hope you have a great Labor Day Weekend and come back to see us real soon!
      Miz Helen

    12. Kathryn Griffin says:

      These look sooo good! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Hope you have a lovely week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    13. These look so good! Thank you for sharing at Best of the Weekend Link party!

      Liberty @ B4andAfters.com

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