Browned Butter Chunky Twix Cookies

These cookies are exactly the reason I shouldn’t buy bags of Halloween candy a whole month before Halloween.  When I do, I eat entire bags at a time.  Or throw them into cookies, eat those too, and then I’m left with nothin’  when the kids come-a-knockin’.

But Twix bars might just be my favorite candy bar (aside from anything chocolate + peanut butter).  So when I saw Amber from Sprinkle with Flour’this recipe for Chunky Twix Cookies I knew I had to try them.

Chunks of caramel-y, crunchy chocolate loaded in a cookie?

Sign. me. up. 

The only thing that could make these cookies better was a little browned butter.  It gives them an extra hint of that caramel flavor and pairs perfectly with the Twix.   

You get a cookie that’s slightly crispy around the edges, and soft and chewy in the middle. If you’re lucky, you’ll get some cookies that ooze a little of the caramel from the Twix chunks when they bake.  Those ones with the oozers are the best (like that one pictures way up at the top!).

This would be a great cookie to make to use up any leftover Halloween candy bars. But if you happen to have a stash of Twix in your closet…or happen to find yourself in the candy isle at the store any time soon…

Buy some Twix bars.  Make these.   You won’t regret it.

recipe slightly adapted from Sprinkled with Flour

Browned Butter Chunky Twix Cookies
2 c + 2 tbs all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
12 tbs butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla
2 c chopped Twix candy bars
Preheat oven to 325. 
In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat until melted.  Stir until brown in color.  Set aside and let cool until just warm.
While butter is cooling, combine flour, soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.  
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat warm butter and sugars together until thoroughly combined.  Beat in egg, egg yolk and vanilla.  
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, beating slowly, until just combined.  Gently fold in Twix chunks.
Scoop tablespoon sized balls of dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  You may need to mold the dough into balls a little bit.  
Bake for 15-18 minutes (15 was the magic number for me) until just golden on the edges, but soft and puffy in the center.  Let cool completely before moving to a wire rack.  You may have some oozing caramel, but that’s no biggie.  In fact, it’s kind of my favorite part:) Just use a rubber spatula to remove.


  1. Brown butter and twix!? YUM.

  2. Kisses Aren't Contracts October 15, 2012

    Yuuuu. UM!

    xoxo Shauna

  3. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction October 15, 2012

    Oh my, I love Twix!

  4. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction October 15, 2012

    Oh my, I love Twix!

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust October 16, 2012

    So super delicious! I love Twix. And I’m the same – I buy candy ON Halloween. Or I eat it all!

  6. Anonymous October 16, 2012

    Omg add peanut butter!!!!

  7. Axelle the french cook October 16, 2012

    Groooar ! This look … SOOOOO GOOD !!

  8. Laura October 17, 2012

    seriously all your cookies LOOK AMAZING and just looking at the photos is making my mouth water!!! i’m thinking that next time you bake something you need to let me know and i will stop over and sample……just to make sure they taste as good as they look :)

  9. I am in love with this cookie recipe! It’s the cooks illustrated cookie dough recipe and I use it for everything! Kristy, these look SO good. Twix are one of my favorite candy bars too. I must make these!

  10. mamahoward October 27, 2012

    This looks scrumptious! We’ll be making these!

  11. Dynesha Greene November 4, 2012

    Found this on Pinterest it looks yummy!!!! Featured on my blog as my Pinterest Pick of the Week

  12. Kristie December 5, 2012

    Hello Kristy. I notice that the receipe calls for “sugars”. In your lists of ingredients it only calls for brown sugar. I’ve looked up other twix recipes online and they call for 1/2 cup of granulated sugar. Is this missing from your ingredients and need to be added? Please let me know. For now I’ll add the granulated sugar(in the process of making)and hope for the best.Thank you.

    • Ahhh, I totally left out the 1/2 cup granulated sugar! THANK YOU! I hope it’s not too late for you to fix!

      I fixed the recipe! Thanks again!

  13. Kristie December 5, 2012

    No I put it in and took a chance. Good thing I did :)Another quick question was your dough kind of crumbly after being mixed? I’ll let you know how they turn out. I can’t wait!

  14. Sophie Atkins December 17, 2012

    Twix is my favorite chocolate! I will try making one for my friends in catering suffolk!

  15. Amber Potter February 17, 2013

    I’m so glad you enjoyed my Twix cookies, they are my husbands favorite! :)

    • Kristy Denney February 17, 2013

      oh seriously Amber they are a fav of ours now too!

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  18. cindy October 22, 2013

    One recipe says scoop tablespoon size balls and one says Roll 1/4 cup of dough. 1 tablespoon sounds right. Please confirm.

    • Kristy October 23, 2013

      One tablespoon!!

  19. Brent Carlson-Lee November 2, 2014

    Excellent! Made this with a mix of extra Halloween candy – Twix, Snickers, Take 5, Whoppers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups…


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