In stand mixer, beat:
3/4 c butter, softened
1/2 c + 2Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
Beat until creamy.

1 egg
1 egg white

2 1/4 c flour
Mix just until blended.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap.
Refrigerate for 2 hours OR freeze for 30 minutes.

On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/8" thick.
TIP: I sprinkle flour on top of dough, then place a piece
of plastic wrap when rolling.
Cut dough with a small round cookie cutter.
It is a sticky dough.  Tap cookie cutter in flour between
each cut.
With a floured spatula, carefully place cookies on  
ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake @ 350, 8-12 minutes.
The larger the cookie, the longer it will need to bake.
Check cookie bottoms to see when done.  They should
be slightly golden.

2 packages of Caramel Apple Wraps
These are located next to apples in your grocery store.

With the same cookie cutter used to make the cookies,
but as many circles as possible from the caramel sheets.  
I overlapped the cutter with the edge, making the caramel
cut out smaller.   Place 2 caramel circles on top of each
cookie.  It does NOT need to look perfect.

2 packages Chocolate Almond Bark Coating OR
3 packages of Candy Wafer Chocolate

After all the cookies are covered in caramel, prepare the
chocolate.  Melt chocolate wafers in a double boiler.  Stir.
Careful not to burn.  When melted & smooth, begin
dunking cookies.  I place one on a fork, dunk, lift, tap fork
on edge of bowl to let excess chocolate drip off, place on
wax paper to set.  

When chocolate has set, store in container with wax
paper between each layer.  They freeze well.  

Makes 59 cookies when using a 1 1/8" cookie cutter.
From the kitchen of Stephanie Knewasser.  A Twix
cookie is similar to the candy bar- shortbread, caramel
and chocolate.  This creation debuted at Christmas
2012.  It was the first cookie to disappear from every
cookie tray.  
Don't have a double boiler?  
Neither do I.  Put an inch of
water in a pot.  Place a heat
proof bowl (I have Pyrex) on
top of it.  Place chocolate in
the bowl.  Heat on low.  Stir
chocolate.  Careful not to
Make your own Double Boiler
The caramel apple
wraps can be found at
your grocery store next
to the apples.  Candy
Wafers are sold at
craft stores like JoAnn
Fabrics, Michaels, AC
Moore & Walmart.
Use a spatula to move
The cookies don't
spread, so they can be
placed close.
One package comes
with 5 of these sheets.
Cut the caramel with
the same cutter used
for the cookies.
Use 2 pieces of
caramel, both smaller
than the cookie.
They don't need to
look pretty.  They'll be
covered in chocolate.
As an alternative,
microwave 2
unwrapped squares of
caramel for 22
Place one caramel per
cookie.  Flatten it (I
used a butter knife).
This is more caramel
than the other method.
A note about caramel:

Clay was my official Taste Tester the 1st time I made this recipe.  I originally used
one circle, same size as cookie, of caramel per cookie.  He said it needed more.  
After much sampling, he found "2  small pieces" created the perfect ratio of
caramel to chocolate.

The second time I made them I tried using caramel  squares.  I found that if I
micro-waved more than 2 squares at a time, by the time I got to flattening the 3rd it
was too firm to work with.  Thirty seconds in the microwave- the caramel was too
hot to touch.  Eleven seconds in the microwave- too hard to flatten.  Twenty two
seconds- just right.  This time I had both my boys & 5 neighborhood boys give
feedback.  They all preferred the cookies made with the sheet.  They said the
cookies using the squares had a little too much caramel, but they happily ate every
cookie I brought to them, assuring me they were all good.   :)
Using Caramel Squares instead of Caramel Sheets
A note about almond bark coating:
Chocolate Bark can be difficult to find.  Look at grocery stores next to chocolate
chips.  I have found it at Target, Sweetbay, Walmart, Kroger, Harris Teeter and
Publix (at Publix only near the holidays).  Despite the name, it contains no almond
flavoring.  It's ideal for coating because of the perfect smooth firm finish.  It's
available in two flavors, chocolate and white chocolate.
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