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Twix Thumbprint cookies

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Twix Thumbprint cookies are the best buttery shortbread cookies that are soft and chewy and delicious that are then filled with caramel and drizzled with chocolate to create all the flavors you love in a Twix Bar in a delicious cookie that is simply irresistible. 

Twix Thumbprint Cookies

Oh, how I love this time of year! The time where we start dreaming of all the cookies we will make throughout the holidays! I am so excited to share with you one of my favorite cookies of all time, this Twix Thumbprint cookie recipe! This is my go-to recipe to make throughout the whole year, but it is much more common to be made around the holidays! 

You will absolutely love this shortbread cookie that is cooked to perfection that is then filled with a little bit of caramel that is then drizzled with chocolate! This will soon become your favorite cookie to share with your friends and family! 

twix thumbprint cookies

Pair these with our Mint Chocolate Cookie cups and our easy S’more cookies for a dessert bar everyone will love! 

How to Make Twix Thumbprint Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Beat the butter at medium speed until fluffy. Slowly add the sugar, scraping the bowl down as needed. Add the egg yolks and vanilla, blending until well mixed.
  • Add the flour a little at a time and beat until combined. Refrigerate the cookie dough for at least one hour.
mix the ingredients
  • Using a small (about 1 tablespoon) cookie scoop, place the cookie dough at least 1 inch apart. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • When the cookies are done, remove from the oven and gently press the back of a teaspoon into the center of each cookie. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet.
  • Meanwhile, place the caramel bits and cream in a microwaveable bowl. Heat in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
  • Spoon a small amount of the caramel into the hole in each cookie. 
put a dollop of melted caramel
  • In another microwavable bowl, place the chocolate chips. Heat in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Transfer to a piping bag or zip top storage bag with the corner snipped. Drizzle over the cookies.
melt the chocolate and drizzle over the cookies
  • Allow the chocolate to set completely before serving.
twix thumbprint cookies

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • For an even more delicious flavor, try adding a touch of sea salt to the top of the cookie once assembled. You can even add pecans if you would like. 
  • Be sure you take the time to chill your dough. This helps the cookies to keep their shape in the oven. 
  • When melting your caramel be sure you heat it at 50% power and stir every 30 seconds to prevent burning. 
  • When melting your chocolate you want to cook it in the microwave at 50% power as well as stirring it every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. 
  • When it comes to the butter, make sure it is not melted or too soft. If it is too soft the cookies will spread out too much while baking. 
  • If you can’t find caramel bits, you can also use Kraft caramels. 
twix thumbprint cookies

Storage

Store your cookies at room temperature in an airtight container in a single layer. Do not stack layers of cookies on top of each other because the chocolate and caramel will stick to the other cookies. These will last up to 1 week. 

Yes, you can make this dough up to 4 days ahead of time. You will want to wrap it in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge. 

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If you want it to last longer, place it in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you are ready to use it, thaw it overnight in the fridge. 

twix thumbprint cookies

Twix Thumbprint cookies

Twix Thumbprint cookies are the best buttery shortbread cookies that are soft and chewy and delicious that are then filled with caramel and drizzled with chocolate to create all the flavors you love in a Twix Bar in a delicious cookie that is simply irresistible.

Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup caramel bits
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ⅔ cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Beat the butter at medium speed until fluffy. Slowly add the sugar, scraping the bowl down as needed. Add the egg yolks and vanilla, blending until well mixed.
    3. Add the flour a little at a time and beat until combined. Refrigerate the cookie dough for at least one hour.
    4. Using a small (about 1 tablespoon) cookie scoop, place the cookie dough at least 1 inch apart. Bake for 10 minutes.
    5. When the cookies are done, remove from the oven and gently press the back of a teaspoon into the center of each cookie. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet.
    6. Meanwhile, place the caramel bits and cream in a microwaveable bowl. Heat in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
    7. Spoon a small amount of the caramel into the hole in each cookie. 
    8. In another microwavable bowl, place the chocolate chips. Heat in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Transfer to a piping bag or zip top storage bag with the corner snipped. Drizzle over the cookies.
    9. Allow the chocolate to set completely before serving.

Notes

Makes about 24 cookies

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

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