Decadent Twix Cookie Cups Recipe

Indulge in these delightful Twix-inspired cookie cups, featuring a buttery shortbread base, gooey caramel center, and a rich chocolate topping. Perfect for any sweet tooth!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 20 soft caramel candies
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a mini muffin tin.
  2. Make Shortbread Dough: In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and mix until combined. Gradually add the flour and salt, mixing until a soft dough forms.
  3. Form Cookie Cups: Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place each ball into a mini muffin cup. Use your thumb or the back of a teaspoon to press each ball into a cup shape.
  4. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly in the pan.
  5. Prepare Caramel Filling: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramel candies and heavy cream. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the caramels are fully melted and the mixture is smooth.
  6. Fill Cookie Cups: Spoon the melted caramel into each cookie cup, filling them about 2/3 of the way. Allow the caramel to set for about 10 minutes.
  7. Make Chocolate Topping: In another microwave-safe bowl, combine the milk chocolate chips and vegetable oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth.
  8. Top with Chocolate: Spoon the melted chocolate over the caramel layer in each cookie cup, smoothing it out with the back of a spoon.
  9. Set and Serve: Let the cookie cups cool completely until the chocolate is set. You can speed this up by placing them in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. Once set, carefully remove the cookie cups from the muffin tin and serve.

Enjoy these rich and delicious Twix cookie cups as a special treat!

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