Twix cookies this is the recipe you want!

Twix Cookies are the easiest way to get your chocolate and caramel fix. This Twix Cookie Cups recipe is inspired by (obviously) the delicious Twix candy bar. These layered cookie cups are made in a muffin pan and they create the most perfect chocolate caramel cookie. Great for holidays and parties!

Twix Cookies are the best way to get your fix of chocolate and caramel. These cookie cups have the perfect Twix-inspired flavor!
Twix Cookies!! Twix in cookie form. YES. These chocolate and caramel cookiesare inspired by one of my favorite candy bars (it’s Twix, if you haven’t guessed).
So I’m not usually dramatic (READ: I’m always dramatic), but these Twix Cookie Cups are the BEST and EASIEST recipe on The Cookie Rookie. Sorry but it’s true. I’ve had favorites before: Apple Pie Sangria, Pomegranate Moscow Mule, Dark Cherry Cream Soda…wait, are all my favorite recipes cocktails?

Anyways, there’s a new favorite recipe in town. These Twix Cookies are easy as pie (I should make a Twix pie). They’re tastier than pie. They are the ideal mix of caramel and chocolate in sweet cookie cup form.



Twix Cookie Cups are kind of genius. If you’ve never had a Twix bar before, you might be wondering what the hype about these cookies is for. Twix is a delicious crunchy biscuit covered with caramel and chocolate. So it lends itself perfectly to a cookie cups recipe.
These Twix Cookies are made up of a tasty cookie cup (molded into a muffin pan) and filled with chocolate and caramel. It creates a delicious layered cookie perfect for holidays (or any time of year).

I was inspired to make these Twix Cookie Cups while surfing Pinterest (where else). I came across this delicious little recipe from 2007. Tucked away in the annals of Pinterest by one of the best, Tartlette. Helene, the writer of Tartlette, is also the writer of my very favorite foodie photography how-to, Plate to Pixel. If you’re a food blogger, you better buy that book. Every single food blogger HAS to read it. Okay moving on…

Helene made a similar recipe to these Twix Cookie Cups back in 2007 and I wish I would have found it way back then! I changed a couple things to make it even easier for the novice in all of us. But otherwise this is her idea and her recipe. THANK YOU TARTLETTE!!!


I love this Twix Cookies recipe for many reasons. The main reason, of course, is because they are just so darn delicious. What’s not to love about layers of chocolate and caramel? But I also love these cookie cups because they’re so easy to make! Cookie cups are a fun alternative to regular ole’ cookies, you just bake them in a muffin pan.

How to Make Twix Cookies:

1. Take 1/2 inch sections of premade sugar cookie dough & press them into a greased muffin tin
2. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350°F
3. Create cookie cups by pushing a shot glass into the dough
4. Let cool for a couple of minutes & then remove the cookie cups from the muffin tin
5. Heat up the caramel (with water) in the microwave
6. Fill each cookie cup 2/3 full with caramel then set in fridge for 20 minutes
7. Heat chocolate in microwave, fill the tops of the cookie cups, and set in fridge
Once the cookies have cooled, they’re all ready to serve! This method creates the most perfect layers. These Twix Cookies are just soooo good! See the recipe card below for full instructions.

This Twix Cookie Cups recipe is just too good! I could make these every weekend, but I’ll try to save them for the holidays. Twix Cookies are now one of my favorite cookie recipes. I just love how they caramel and chocolate layer up and become so creamy. Try these out if you’re craving a caramel fix!

Looking for more tasty cookie recipes? Try some of these favorites:
• Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies
• S’mores Cookies
• Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
• Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
• Soft Gingerbread Cookie Recipe


Twix Cookies are the easiest way to get your chocolate and caramel fix. This Twix Cookie Cups recipe is inspired by (obviously) the delicious Twix candy bar. These layered cookie cups are made in a muffin pan and they create the most perfect chocolate caramel cookie. Great for holidays and parties!


• 1 package premade sugar cookie dough
• 2 cups caramel bits or caramels
• 1-2 tablespoons water
• 2 cups milk chocolate chips
• sea salt

1. preheat oven to 350F

2. grease or spray a muffin pan

3. Slice about 1/2 inch of dough. Using your fingers, take each slice and push it into the bottom and up the sides of each muffin mold. You’ll want to press firmly to make sure its adhered to all sides.

4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden. Depending on your oven, it could take more or less, so watch carefully to make sure they don’t burn.

5. Take out of oven and create a cup by pushing the end of shot glass into each muffin cup (you could also use the bottom of a spice jar or wooden spoon. you just need to push the middle of each cookie back down to create a “cup”)

6. Allow to cool slightly and then using a butter knife, carefully take each cookie out of the muffin tin.

7. Heat the caramel with the water in a microwave. (use more or less water depending on the consistency of the caramel) Heat in intervals of 30 seconds, stirring between heating. It should take 2-3 times to be fully melted and creamy. Fill each cookie cup 2/3 full with caramel.

8. Place cookies in the fridge for about 20 minutes to set the caramel. While caramel is setting, melt chocolate in the microwave, again in intervals of 30 seconds.

9. Take cookies out of fridge and pour chocolate to the top of each cookie. Sprinkle each cookie with a pinch of sea salt.

10. Cool cookies in the fridge to set chocolate and then store in an airtight container.

11. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Twix Cookie Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 25mg1%
Total Carbohydrates 29g10%
Sugars 26g
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A1.4%
Vitamin C0.2%

How cute are these Twix cookies? If you love Twix candy bars then these cookies are for you! They are the perfect combination of shortbread, caramel, and chocolate. Just typing that out makes me want to make more of these – yum!!
It goes without saying that they are delicious, but I also love how pretty they are – cute little round cookies with yummy layers of candy on top. And believe it or not, they really do 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. Plus how fun is it to have a cookie version of a classic candy bar? I might try this with all my favorite candy bars!

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!! 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!
See this link for comments from bakers who tried and LOVED this recipe on Pinterest!

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 these recipes from over the years 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.
Print Recipe

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


1. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. 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.

5. Let chocolate set before eating and serving.

So I opened my pantry the other day and saw a box of shortbread Girl Scout cookies sitting next to a bag of Twix candy bars and thought, hmmmmm…who doesn’t love Girl Scout shortbread cookies, and who doesn’t love Twix candy bars? A chocolate caramel shortbread cookie baked IN a shortbread cookie!
I must tell you my mistake the first time I tried to make them; I mixed the Twix in the batter. Although they were still delish, the caramel stuck to the bottom of the pan. So I tried, tried again and placed the Twix on TOP of the cookies before I baked them.
Oh, and you need to freeze the Twix candy bars for about an hour minimum before you cut them. I used the “fun size”.

To make the shortbread batter, mix butter and sugar; then add some vanilla, salt and flour.

Then you’ll roll the batter into balls (about a tablespoon full each) and place on a baking sheet. Using the back of a wet spoon dipped in water, flatten each cookie ball.

Then, slice your twix with a sharp knife into little chunks. Even though they’re frozen, they’re not hard to cut.
Then you’ll dab the twix pieces into each cookie:
Place the cookies in a 350 degree preheated oven for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Perfect little Twix cookies.
Here’s the printable version ~ go get your Twix cookies on!
• Cook Time: 10 mins
• Yield: Approximately 12 cookies

• 1 stick butter, room temperature
• 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
• 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup all purpose flour
• 3 “fun size” twix candy bars, frozen and sliced into little chunks
• Cooking spray
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Using electric mixer, mix butter & sugar for approximately 1 minute on medium speed, or until light & fluffy.
3. Add vanilla & salt.
4. Reduce mixer speed to low; slowly add flour until just mixed; don’t over-beat.
5. Roll dough into balls, about a tablespoon each & place on baking sheet sprayed lightly with cooking spray.
6. Using the back of a spoon dipped in water, press on each cookie to flatten.
7. Place frozen Twix cookie pieces into tops of cookies.
8. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until golden brown.