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Twix Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

These Twix Thumbprint Cookies are deliciously buttery, with a mouthwatering shortbread cookie base. They’re little bites of bliss. You might proclaim these cookies even better than Twix candy bars. 

twix thumbprint cookies

I just got back on a mini date at a trendy tea bar with Biggest Little.

Who knew the day would come when a Little would voluntarily choose a tea bar over a DQ Oreo Blizzard?

No matter that I was the only one who actually ordered tea. The boy requested and gulped down a green kiwi shake strewn with jelly boba-bubbles. [Some call it Boba (me) and others term it Bubbles. Either way, they’re delectable little things.]

Big Littles who happen to be 13 and male don’t tend to say a whole lot, Boba or not. That’s okay because these little kiwi shake moments add up. They count.

Just about the only thing missing on our table was a plate of these Twix Thumbprint Cookies. I sooo wanted cookies.

These buttery shortbread cookies filled with caramel and chocolate are a trifecta of perfection…

twix thumbprint cookies

These Twix Thumbprint Cookies are even better than they look. They’re every bit as good as they sound.

We’re talking:

These thumbprint cookies are irresistible. And cute, too. Which make them ideal for parties, gifts-giving, holiday gatherings, and sharing in general.

twix thumbprint cookies

Here’s to all the little moments [and cookies] that count.


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Cookies with Caramel and Chocolate Toppings

Twix Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

4.60 from 10 ratings
These Twix Thumbprint Cookies are deliciously buttery, with a mouthwatering shortbread cookie base. They're little bites of bliss. You might proclaim these cookies even better than Twix candy bars.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 48 cookies
Author: Amy Dong



  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter and brown sugar. Using paddle attachment on medium-high speed, mix until fluffy and light, several minutes. Add 3½ cups of the flour and mix on medium-low speed until combined.
  • On a large board, sprinkle ½ cup flour. Knead dough by hand for 5 minutes, adding as much of the remaining ½ cup flour as needed to make a soft dough. The dough should end up soft and pliable, similar to play-dough, not sticky. (You may not end up using all the flour, depending on how your dough feels.) Divide dough in half, wrap tightly, and chill for at least 30 minutes or until firm enough to roll.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325F, with rack on lower middle position. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats; set aside.
  • Working in 2 batches, form dough balls with the chilled dough, about 1-inch each. Form a deep well in the center using the back of a wooden spoon or index finger (you want it deep, but not too wide.) Place 2 inches apart on lined baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes (these won't brown on top much, but the bottoms should be golden brown.) If needed, very gently depress the centers of baked cookies again. Gently fill centers of cookies with caramel. Let filled cookies cool before drizzling with chocolate.
  • Place chocolate chips in glass bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring well in between, just until melted (if it's overdone, it will seize and be unusable.) Transfer melted chocolate to a Ziploc bag, press out air, and seal. Carefully snip a tiny bit off the corner. Use as a pipe to drizzle chocolate over cookies. Let cool and serve.


We highly recommend making a jar of homemade salted caramel for all your caramel needs (nothing is better than homemade!) However, in a pinch, you can use store-bought salted caramel.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Method: Bake

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    • Cait

    These look delightful – Twix was always one of my favourite chocolate bars. Do they freeze well? I’d like to bake these for a Christmas cookie exchange this year!

    • Cia Black
    • 5 stars

    What a great alternative for thumbprints. I usually use Jam, but I think these will be a bigger hit since everyone in our home like Twix.

    • Arisa Chow

    i definitely need to make these for christmas, they look so adorable and mini! Hopefully i wont burn down my kitchen lol

    • shubhadabhide

    They all look absolutely delish…Definitely considering to try out Santaland cookies since Christmas is so near … How do you take pics? They look amazing…

    • Kiwi

    Twix is one of my favorite chocolate. This looks delicious thanks for sharing.

    • franckxethee

    I’m a cookie monster and this cookie looks really tasty. It’s also be nice to try the other cookies here.

    • Sin Yee

    Wow!! The cookies look so delicious. Gonna try it someday myself~

    • Elizabeth O

    This cookies looks so tasty and delicious. I will definitely try to make this recipe.

    • Afrostylicity

    Oh my days! Those cookies look so delicious! I will definitely be busy in the kitchen this Fall lol. Thanks for sharing.

    • Erin Creeks

    Mmmm, I love Twix so this would be divine. I wonder how I could make a Halloween version of these. 🙂

    • Ana Ojha

    These cookies look divine and makes me hungry! I feel like grabbing it from my laptop right now!

    • Tiffany Yong

    I’m not a fan of the crusty (shortbread) part but I love cookies. So would it be possible to have cookie dough instead of using that? I love twix so if this is better, it will be great~

    • Nayna Kanabar
    • 5 stars

    These twix cookies look and sound delectable and so very tasty.I would love to make them for edible gifts. Book marking this recipe.

    • Healthwealthbridge by Dr.Amrita Basu

    This is mouthwateringly delicious.Infact your entire post has made me very hungry.

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