Twix Cookies

These twix cookies have a shortbread cookie, caramel filling, and chocolate topping – just like a twix candy bar!

Twix Cookies

How cute are these Twix cookies? I love how round and layered and pretty they are. And believe it or not, they taste just like a Twix candy bar!

I made these for my Christmas cookie trays this year and they are almost always the first ones to disappear when I set them out! I guess people just love the flavor of Twix. :)

Just like their candy counterparts, these cookies consist of three layers – a shortbread cookie on the bottom, creamy caramel in the middle, and chocolate on top. Yum!!

Twix Cookies

Each layer is easy to make, and the only time consuming part is spreading the caramel and chocolate on each cookie. It’s worth it though, when you end up with a small army of delicious Twix cookies. :)

We couldn’t stop eating these – they are crunchy and creamy and sweet and delicious. Plus, they look really pretty on a cookie tray!

If you like Twix candy bars, you need to try these cookies – you will love them!

Twix Cookies

Twix Cookies are day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas Treats! I will post a new cookie every day for the first 12 days of December. You can see all the previous year’s cookies under my Christmas Cookies tag. :) See all of this year’s cookies here: 12 Days of Christmas Treats 2015. Enjoy! And, as always, let me know if you try any and how you liked them.

Twix Cookies

Yield: Makes about 36 cookies

These twix cookies have a shortbread cookie, caramel filling, and chocolate topping - just like a twix candy bar!


1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt

Caramel layer:
15 oz of caramel (I used Kraft caramel bits)
2 Tbsp evaporated milk

Chocolate layer:
2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 tsp shortening


Make the cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Add vanilla, flour and salt and mix until well combined.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thick. With a small biscuit cutter, cut out cookies and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until cookies are set and just beginning to brown on the bottom. Remove from oven and let cookies cool completely.

Combine caramel and evaporated milk in a microwave safe bowl and melt according to package directions. Spread over cooled cookies and let set.

In a small microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening in 30 second increments, stirring in between each increment until melted and smooth. Spread over the tops of cooled caramel.

Let chocolate set before eating and serving.

Twix Cookies - shortbread cookies topped with caramel and chocolate - they taste like a Twix candy bar!
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  1. These cookies sound delicious. How many does the recipe make?

  2. I have looked for a carmelita recipe for years, yay!!!

  3. What shortening is used.  Crisco?  Butter?

  4. Do you actually use Kraft caramels the ones individually wrapped for this recipe ? 

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  6. How many cookies does this recipe make?

  7. I tried to print the recipe, but the ingredients and directions are blank when I click on the “Print Recipe” icon. These look and sound delicious.

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  9. Can you use caramel sauce from a jar? I am having a hard time finding caramel bits.

    • megan replied: — August 24th, 2016 @ 2:45 pm

      No, I don’t think that will work. You can always use wrapped individual caramels, those can be easier to find. :)

  10. I too am interested in how many it makes as I am cooking for a boys group we have at church.

  11. These are great cookies, I used a diamond shape cookie cutter, didn’t have a circular one and got a little over 4 dozen! 

  12. Can these cookies be frozen?

    • megan replied: — November 4th, 2016 @ 2:19 pm

      Yes, I froze mine and they turned out great :)

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  14. 3 cups of sugar was WAY too much, I suggest cutting the flour down to 2 cups, as you will be using flour to roll out the dough. The cookie itself tasted like flour. Also 1/2 inch think is also TO THICK! They should be half the size. I will make this again, but using my own rendition. This batch went in the garbage. 

  15. How many caramel bits did you use to get 15 Oz?

  16. The recipe says 1c sugar not 3! And the flour says 2 cups! So what did you cut down?

  17. I made these tonight and they are delicious!!! I was wondering if you could tell me the best way to store them?

  18. Hi! How many cookies did you get from the batch? Thank you!

  19. Incredible cookies!

  20. Just made these excately by the recipe n they turned out perfect. Made 37 cookies

    • megan replied: — December 11th, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

      I’m so glad you liked them! Thanks for letting me know. :)

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