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Twix Thumbprint Cookies

Updated October 25, 2020

twix thumbprint cookies

These Twix Thumbprint Cookies are an easy to make and consists of buttery shortbread with gooey caramel and drizzled chocolate. Tastes JUST like Twix bars! This makes about 3 dozen cookies so if you want to make more to hand out or freeze just double the recipe.

Twix Thumbprint Cookies

In Process 1


Shortbread Cookie:

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

In Process 3

Caramel Filling:

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

In Process 5

Chocolate Drizzle:

  • 6 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil


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.

In Process 2

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.

In Process 4

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.

thumbprint cookies


  • Evette
    November 28, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    They look soo good!must try them!

  • Ashley edwards
    December 2, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Made them, and holy mother of megazon they are awesome! Had to estimate the caremel because I could only find a bag of the little dots. Also the chocolate chips because I have yet to get a scale. Turned out super good. Next time I’m going to tweek it more and use my Scottish shortbread recipe and dark chocolate chips. I can’t stop eating these. Thank you for a great recipe!

  • Roxane Mamer
    November 26, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Just made these and they are delicious. Needed about 20 caramels rather than 14 and only did 3 oz of chocolate and still had lots left over. These are now on my Christmas baking list.


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