Twix Cookies

Twix Cookies take everything you love about the Twix candy bar and wrap it up into a simple show stopping cookie. It is comprised of three layers; shortbread cookie, gooey caramel and chocolate. These cookies are the original of its kind and widely popular!


After making my Twix Truffle Brownies (which by the way, are amazing and you definitely need to try those out if you haven’t already!), I knew a Twix Cookie had to make a debut on the blog as well. The end result was SO delicious!

Twix is my favorite candy bar. I love everything about them. Everything.

And how fun is it to have it in cookie form?! Inspired by the beloved candy bar, these cookies would make a wonderful cookie exchange recipe for the up and coming holidays! Everyone who tried these LOVED them! They taste identical to the Twix Candy Bar, only with a cookie shortbread base, which is a fun change to the crispy shortbread found in the candy bar. The gooey caramel and chocolate topping worked wonderfully together and made for the perfect treat!


You start with a shortbread cookie. Once the shortbread is baked you spread a layer of caramel. You can use homemade caramel, caramel bits, caramel cubes or my favorite Peter’s Caramel. Once that caramel layer sets up, you spread on a layer of melted chocolate.


Twix Cookies from ...If you love Twix, then you will LOVE these cookies! Shortbread cookie, caramel filling and chocolate topping- they are INCREDIBLE!

Twix Cookies

If you love Twix, then you will LOVE these cookies! Shortbread cookie, caramel filling and chocolate topping- they are INCREDIBLE!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 478kcal


Shortbread Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Caramel Layer

  • 15 ounces caramel see note
  • 2 Tablespoons evaporated milk

Chocolate Layer

  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening


  • 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.
  • Dump dough onto a lightly flour surface.
  • Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick.
  • With a small biscuit cutter, cut out cookies and place on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F 14-16 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cookies cool completely.
  • Melt caramel according to package directions. Spread over cooled cookies. Let caramel cool completely before spreading on the chocolate.
  • 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. I popped mine in the fridge/freezer to get the chocolate to set faster.


I use Peter's caramel which comes in a 5 lb block. You can just cut off what you need, melt it and it's ready to go. If you use the Kraft caramels, follow the instructions on the bag for melting.


Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 479IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef


    I'm a huge fan of Twix too but I think I might like these real cookies that remind me of Twix better.

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    One of the first candies that I steal from my daughter's Halloween stash is the Twix! Love them and these cookies look totally dangerous! Pinned and wish I had a few right now!

  3. MelissaS

    how many does this recipe yield? This may be my cookie exchange cookie this year! Love me some Twix!

    1. Chef in Training

      I got about 28 cookies using a 2.5 inch biscuit cutter.

    2. Anne Ferguson


  4. sissy

    Do you use plain or self rising flour?

    1. Chef in Training

      I used all purpose flour

  5. Tasbih @ Cleobuttera

    These look amazing! Twix is my favorite too! I'm so craving these right now. Gonna have to make them very very soon. Thanks for the recipe. Pinned!

  6. Mir

    Oooh, pretty. And irresistible! I can't stay away from anything resembling a Twix. And with that thick caramel layer, I'm a happy kid!

    1. Carolyn


      They have a great look to them. Round and buttery with chocolate on top. The caramel has to make it a superb winner!

  7. Malina

    How many does this yield? Thanks.

    1. Chef in Training

      I got about 28 cookies using a 2.5 inch biscuit cutter.

    2. Chef in Training

      I got about 28 cookies using a 2.5 inch biscuit cutter.

  8. Vanessa

    I have never heard of Peter's caramel before. I would love to try it! Where do you purchase it?

    1. Jayel

      I ordered some on amazon

  9. Jodi

    I am with you completely - Twix is my all time favorite! I must try these in the very near future!!!

  10. Denise B


    OMG, I am in heaven - these look scrumptious!!

  11. Kathy

    These sound delicious! How many does one batch make?

    1. Chef in Training

      I got about 28 cookies using a 2.5 inch biscuit cutter.

  12. Tracy P

    How many does this recipe yield......?? I want to make it for a cookie exchange but it doesn't say how many it makes.

    1. Chef in Training

      I got about 28 cookies using a 2.5 inch biscuit cutter.

  13. alicia


    I think I'm going to make these for christmas to go with the rest of the goodies i am going to make

  14. Heidi F.

    I made these last night and they were a big hit. I used Kraft caramels because that's what I had and they worked great. I also spread a thin layer of peanut butter on some of them before I put on the caramel. Yum!

    1. Laura

      How did you melt the Kraft caramels?

  15. Helen

    Im in uk, any idea what sort of thing i would get to do the caramel?

  16. Dawn

    I tried making these today, my dough is very crumbly & will not stick together. What did I do wrong??

    1. Suzanne

      You may have used regular sugar instead of powdered sugar!

    2. Candy Miller


      I got the same problem - and I did use powdered sugar as written. I realized before I'd gone too far, so I only added 2 1/2 C flour, and added a short 1/2 C buttermilk to make it stick - I think they turn out okay that way. But it did strike me as very odd that this recipe has no liquid component, considering the amount of dry material.

  17. Kathrine

    How much chocolate chips?

    1. Dawn

      The recipe calls for 2 cups

  18. Terri

    Mmm. Can they be frozen?

  19. Kathy Vicario

    Great recipe!!!

  20. vivi

    Where can you buy Peter's caramel?

  21. Cheryl Whipkey


    This was a Yummy cookie recipe.

  22. Dana

    LOVE twix! These look SO delicious!! I have all the ingredients! Will make and soon!

  23. Denise Wilton


    Looks delicious , can't wait to try them

  24. Kristin

    about how many cookies does this recipie yield?

    1. Chef in Training

      about 30 cookies

    2. Dawn Wooldridge

      Mine made 3 dozen

  25. Suzanne

    Who wouldn't love these?!! I melted the carmels with heavy cream--makes the carmel so rich and delicious!

    1. MarMary

      How much heavy cream?

  26. Lindsey

    Recipe looks delicious!! If I made them smaller- like 1.75"-2" diameter would it be the same baking time?

    1. Chef in Training

      My guess is yes. just watch them closely :)

  27. John Free


    These look so great, simple shortbread recipe, great fillers fir the cookie bars. Thank you for putting this up.

  28. Kim Hinrichs


    This recipe looks simple and yummy! I can't wait to try it for Christmas. I also wanted to say, thank you so much for your simple and elegant layout. I have been experiencing much frustration lately at blogs that are filled with many over-sized repetitive pictures of the same thing with too-small font for the recipes. I appreciate that you keep your layout simple and it's easy to read. Keep up the good work.

  29. Mercedes

    these look great! How many cookies does the recipe make?

    1. Cami

      Did you find out how many cookies it makes? Making to take to an event and trying to count.

  30. Caroline Sundara

    Hi! I can't wait to make these, but I was wondering if I should use salted butter or unsalted butter.

  31. Cami

    Do you know about how many cookies this makes?

  32. Melody


    I made these and I had the same problem as Dawn with the batter being VERY crumbly and dry. Was hard to roll out without falling apart. I think with a different cookie base these would be much better. Love the idea, not big about the cookie part

    1. Natalie


      I think you must have used regular sugar instead of powdered sugar. I've made these dozens of times and have *never* had crumbly dough. If you cream the butter and powdered sugar until creamy, then add the remaining ingredients, you'll have beautiful, smooth, creamy dough that rolls out beautifully!!

    2. Ki

      I agree! Mine rolled out beautifully

  33. Erin

    Could I make the shortbread cookie a day or two in advance? How long would they keep in an airtight container? Should I refrigerate them if waiting a day or two?

  34. Dawn Wooldridge


    I made them and LOVE them!!!! I think I put a little too much caramel on the 3 dozen I made but tonight I will lighten that up...using these for a cookie exchange and I know they will be a huge hit! (that is if I can stop eating all of them) They are a bit time consuming though, that's the only drawback I see.

  35. Emma

    do you think it would be possible to substitute butter or oil for the shortening?

    1. Erica

      I have substituted coconut oil for shortening in several recipes without any problems.

  36. Julie

    Can these be frozen?

  37. Stephanie

    How many does this recipe make?

  38. Kellie

    I was really disappointed in this. I must have done something wrong because they were just eh. The dough was fine but they seemed to be missing something. I don't know...I think it would be better if the cookie part was more of a graham maybe? And more salt.....I won't make these again.

  39. Ki


    Tried these for my new cookie this Christmas. A huge hit!! They were delish!! I was running out of time so to help shorten the time a bit I used those Kraft Caramel bits. I had used them before in something when they first came out and didn't care for them. But I wanted to save time...they were awesome! I still added the evaported milk, you wouldn't been able to tell if I hadn't told you. At first i thought it looked a little runny after the milk was added but it started to set up and was perfect. Its a keeper!!!

  40. Kathleen

    Approx how many cookies does this recipe make?

  41. Alyssa


    Made them tonight! They are very good. They didn't remind me of Twix bars but they taste good. I recommend using twice as much caramel and less chocolate because i wasn't really able to taste the caramel. When I made these, I made about 50 of them. Took a VERY long time to make. Leave lots of time to make these. Its good to make one time and say yeah I've made them before! But I probably won't be making them again.

  42. David

    Wow! Twix is my favorite candy bar and these sound truly amazing. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  43. Alex Koke

    Hi I wanted to know how many your twix cookies made! ti doesn't say a serving.

  44. Janel

    Can these be rolled out and spread into a pan for bars rather than cutting them into cookies? Thanks!

  45. Gillian

    Do I add the evaporated milk to the melted caramel or do I not really need it? Cookies look great xx

  46. Laura Osborne


    These look great, but is powdered sugar the same as castor sugar and what is shortening please? I'd love to make these.

  47. Yvonne Taylor

    I have an idea to simplify these. Make the shortbread cookies in a mini muffin pan and press a Rolo into the cookie when warm. Yum!

  48. Joan Hayes

    I love Twix Candy Bars! I'll have to see if I can find the Peter's Caramel, would sure beat unwrapping all those little caramel pieces.

  49. Rachel W.


    These were a HUGE hit! I didn't have an issue with the dough like others mentioned. Actually my dough was so soft I had to use quite a bit of flour to keep it from sticking to everything! I will say it was a bit time consuming but I love baking so I didn't mind. If you aren't in to baking or don't have very much time then this is not the cookie to make. Save it for when you have the time to make it, you will not regret it!!

  50. Anna

    did you use salted butter or unsalted?

    1. Anita

      I have the same question -- salted or unsalted butter?

  51. George Cade

    I made these a little different just to see if it would work.....I rolled the dough into a large baking sheet and baked it in one full pan..........then I layered it and when all was ready I just cut them to size....I actually cut finger size like TWIX.....Great Recipe...Thank you

  52. Dawn

    Cookies look yummy! Can this recipe be made as bar cookies?

  53. Kathy Kero

    Will try Twix cookies when i have the time.

  54. Lea aka Quite Chefy


    These look amazing! I love twix, so these would be a welcome mouthful. Greetings from a fellow chef in training.

  55. Pat

    can I use caramel ice cream topping for the caramel part of the cooky?

    1. Chef in Training

      no that would be too runny and wouldn't set up

  56. Elisa

    Excited about trying the twix recipe.

  57. Amy

    I was just wondering if there was an alternative for the flour to make these gluten free.

  58. Beth R.


    I have had this recipe pinned for a year or more now and finally made it this past weekend! it is a delicious cookie!! The only thing I did differently was I didn't add the shortening to the chocolate chips. I know its purpose, but I felt the chocolate chips set just fine without it. Excellent and fun recipe - thank you for sharing!!

  59. Joanne

    1/2 inch cookie is way to thick. All you taste is short bread cookie and not the Carmel and chocolate.

  60. Jan

    About how many cookies can be made with a 3 inch circle cutter?

  61. Charlene Darling

    I prefer peanut butter Twix! But you can't get them everywhere. How could I modify this recipe for my favorite flavor?

  62. Donna


    Can you tell me what ratio of flour I should use , if using an all purpose King Arthur GLUTEN FREE flour in place of standard flour?

  63. Sara J.

    I would like to make these for my cookie trays this year. Can these be frozen? After they set can they be stacked a little?

  64. Tamea King

    Can these be made ahead and frozen?

  65. Jean

    Where does one get this Peter's caramel? Thank you.

    1. Chef in Training

      I get it at most any kitchen specialty stores like Orson Gygi or similar stores :)

    2. Karen


      OK, How about we take this FABULOUS recipe over the top by making a CHOCOLATE TWIX COOKIE?!
      You can order Peter's caramel from King Arthur's Flour.

  66. Phyl

    Can't wait to try this recipe - think it will be one of my Christmas parcel cookies.

  67. cathy watkins

    Making them for the first time, Do these cookies freeze well?

  68. Katie

    How would you recommend putting the Carmel and chocolate onto the cookie? Spoon? Spatula? Thanks.

  69. Lynn

    Can these be frozen after baking? I am talking about a couple of days in the freezer.

  70. Debbie

    Looks good i am going to make these on the weekend thanks for the recipe

  71. maria

    Good morning Nikki,
    God bless you, and your beautiful family. I just read your blessing from God with your husband. Pray he is doing well, and I love your recipes. Thank you!

  72. Susie Boswell

    Couldn't get the dough to stick together.
    Went exactly step by crumbled.
    I make cookies a lot and never had that problem.

  73. Judi K Marks

    another Xmas cookie

  74. Perrin

    These cookies are awesome! I changed one thing. Instead of using store bought caramel, I made salted caramel! Took your cookies and ramped them up for my family and friends!

  75. nadia javed


    Can i use home made caramel?

  76. Janice

    Would love to try with organic ingredients

  77. Laurette Moore


    I am testing the recipe before making it at our family holiday exchange and it was easy to prepare. It looks wonderful, just waiting for it to set so I can try them.

  78. Cherie


    Can you make these a couple weeks early & leave in the freezer?

  79. Ivanna | Cook And Dance


    Wow! I'm happy to find your recipe, because I'm in love with Twix!

  80. Krystina

    Do you use salted or unsalted butter? Does it make a difference?

  81. Kristin


    I’ve been making these for yearrrrs and realized I never left a review! Guys, these are simply amazing. Every time I make them (way too often ?) I get asked for the recipe multiple times. I love taking them to events because they look so cool and EVERYONE LOVES THEM!
    One trick I have done, if I don’t want to go to all the work of cutting and individual cookies, is make them into bars! I’ve found, for a jelly roll, to do a recipe and a half for the shortbread, and then a double recipe of the caramel and chocolate. Turn out perfect!

    (We have a jelly roll in the freezer right now ? )

  82. Amy


    The directions are a bit confusing when it comes to the caramel. The ingredients call for evaporated milk but the directions never say when or how to put it in. It says melt caramel by following directions on package, but my package doesn't give directions on how to melt it. Perhaps because this post is several years old and things have changed. In any case, I figured it out, but a little bit clearer directions would have been helpful