Chunky Twix Cookies

I hope everyone had a wonderful time trick-or-treating the other night. We had a much more successful trick-or-treat at our house than last year, however, we still ended up with a few extra bags of candy. Perfect if you can control yourself and eat only one (or two) fun-size bars, terrible if you are 36 weeks pregnant! ;)

Instead of devouring the entire basket of leftover Halloween candy, I went on a search to find a recipe that I could throw them into. These Thick and Chewy Twix Cookies are destined to become your favorite cookie. A twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie, these oversized cookies are exploding with chunks of broken Twix Bars and milk chocolate chips. Thick from the edge to the center, chewy and soft. Serve warm from the oven with a cold glass of milk! So go ahead and raid your kid’s candy stash and bake a batch of these incredible cookies. :)

Chunky Twix Cookies

A twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie, these oversized cookies are exploding with chunks of broken Twix Bars and milk chocolate chips.

Yield: 18 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted & cooled until warm
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 yolk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups coarsely chopped Twix bars
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugars until thoroughly combined. Beat in egg, yolk and vanilla until combined. Add dry ingredients and beat at low speed just until combined. Stir in chopped Twix and chocolate chips.
Roll a scant 1/4 cup dough into ball. Holding dough ball in fingertips of both hands, pull into 2 equal halves. Rotate halves 90 degrees and, with jagged surfaces facing up, join halves back together into one ball so that the top surface is jagged. Place onto prepared cookie sheet, spacing 2 1/2 inches apart. (Dough can be refrigerated up to 2 days or frozen up to 1 month—shaped or not.)
Bake until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft and puffy, 15 to 18 minutes (start checking at 13 minutes). (Frozen dough requires an extra 1 to 2 minutes baking time.) Cool cookies on cookie sheets. Remove cookies using a wide metal spatula. Serve or store in airtight container.

Recipe Note: To ensure a chewy texture, leave the cookies on the cookie sheet to cool.

Source: adapted from Sprinkled with Flour, originally adapted from Cook's Illustrated

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12 Responses to “Chunky Twix Cookies”

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — November 2, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    I have such a problem with eating up all the leftover Halloween candy that last year was the one time I was actually glad to have morning sickness. I can’t imagine how bad I would have been 36 weeks pregnant. I love the sound of these cookies.

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    Meg @ Sweet Twist — November 2, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    Have I mentioned twix is one of my favorites!! YUM!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — November 2, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    Wow! The texture of these cookies ooks so awesome. I love Twix and I just happen to have a lot leftover :)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 2, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    Love that you used the C.I. cookie base (my fave!) for these!

    And your site is just gorgeous! I am on Lindsay’s waiting list and have been just staring at everything she incorporated for you and it’s so pretty, Christina!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — November 2, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    Love how thick these are! Perfect way to use up halloween candy!

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    Erin's DC Kitchen — November 2, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Oh lord, if only I had some leftover Twix to make these. Christina, how did you know Twix are my favorite candy bar ;-). Thanks for sharing!

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    ChgoJohn — November 2, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

    Alright, Christina. ‘Fess up! You’re just going down the candy counter, pulling your favorite candies, and using them to make confections. This is by no means a complaint. I’m just onto your tasty little game! ;)

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    Laura Dembowski — November 3, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    I love how giant and soft and fluffy those cookies are. If I don’t have extra candy, I’d say these look so good I’d go buy some just to make them!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — November 5, 2012 @ 5:12 am

    the classic CI cookie recipe – my FAVORITE ever Christina! And twix… they are my 2nd favorite candy bar next to snickers. Which you just used in the popcorn! It’s settled – when can I move in and help you eat all these wonderful candy bar treats?? =)

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    Erika - The Teenage Taste — November 5, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    Halloweeen was postponed until tonight because of Sandy, but that hasn’t stopped me from eating my body weight in Twix, Heath, and Butterfinger candies! Maybe I should switch it up a bit and eat my Twix bars in cookie-form instead of straight from the wrapper?! Haha! Bookmarking….

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    Anita at Hungry Couple — November 6, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    OMG! The inside view of these cookies is making me seriously drool!

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    Amber @ Sprinkled With Flour — March 9, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    I’m so glad you enjoyed my recipe for these Chunky Twix Cookies, they’re my husbands favorite! :)

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