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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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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: 3 -4 dozen
Author: Amy Dong


  • 2 cups salted butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • cups all purpose flour, divided
  • 1 recipe for salted caramel, room temp or slightly warmed
  • cup semi-sweet OR milk chocolate morsels


  • 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.
Course: cookies, Dessert

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    • toastycritic

    Twix is one of my favorite candy bars. And having a thumb print cookie with Twix in the center just sounds too delicious.

    • Deb B.

    This would be the perfect treat for both myself and my caramel and chocolate loving family. I am obsessed with shortbread anything, while my kiddo’s obsessed with chocolate, and husband’s obsessed with caramel. I think we would all be in tears eating this. I’m gonna try it!!

    • eunoniablog

    Yummy Yummy! Can’t wait to try out your recipe, thanks for sharing…

    • eclectickristal

    My mouth is seriously dolling and I need to make this for my fall event. I love caramel, it has the best flavor.

    • nicoleflintkontrol

    Yummm all of those flavors compliment eachother! Perfect balance of sweet and salty.

    • Mia Alviz

    You totally got me when you said “best salted caramel”!!! I am a lousy dessert maker but I’ll have to give this a try!

    • Bea | A Cheery Mind (@acheerymind)
    • 5 stars

    OMG Those cookies looks so Yummy!! And Salted Caramel heart? What!!!

    • Courtney Blacher

    I love Twix chocolate, and this recipe looks really like twix. I need to try this, thanks for sharing!

    • Keoshia

    O these look amazing and yummy. My son is in college maybe I will bake some and send him a care package!

    • nadaliebardo
    • 5 stars

    Great looking recipes! I made something similar to your Twix Thumbprint cookies except the base was made from chocolate cookie dough and pecans. It has the same look of the caramel in the center and chocolates drizzled over the dessert.

    • keisha1989
    • 5 stars

    I am loving the m&m cookies. They look so festive. The chocolate brownie cookies looks so yummy. I can’t wait to try these over the holidays.

    • Karly

    These look SO good! Much prettier than your average Twix, and I’m sure they taste even better too!

    • Judy

    I wonder if I could make a gluten free version of these. Twix used to be one of my faves!!

      • Anne Lograsso

      I did see a low carb version of these on another site. I think they were made with almond flour.

    • Rose

    A new cookie recipe is always fun. I love caramel and tend to eat more in the fall!

    • Mia

    It’s a shame that I am a lousy dessert maker! But I will definitely give this a try! You had me at “the best salted caramel”!

    • Karyn Locke

    Twix are some of my fave candy bars! Making a cookie that tastes like them? Even better!

    • Tanvi Rastogi (@Tanviidotcom)

    This looks SO good. I could lick my screen. I will have to try these cookies out.


    • Bhusha

    Wow! This looks so yummm and easy too. The buttery short bread and salted caramel sounds like such a divine combination. I’m totally gonna try this out!!!

    • Familyearthtrek
    • 5 stars

    Omg why did I click on your post (because of those delicious looking cookies!)?!? I shouldnt have because now I have to make them…and I suppose to cut down on sugar! But its weekend, so lets forget about calories and celebrate the weekend with these cookies!


    that looks so yummy. I’m glad the colder seasons are coming so these little goodies have an excuse to be made

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