Want to make a funny looking treat for Halloween? These googly eyes homemade Twix cookies are just the thing!
These cookies. Aren’t they cute? Looking at them makes me giggle, which is easier now that they’re all gone and I’m no longer stealing away to the home office to eat them without the kids noticing. That was getting messy. Because here’s the thing: they’re SURPRISINGLY delicious. If you grew up liking Twix, you’ll love these homemade Twix cookies made with vaguely grown-up buttery shortbread cookies, creamy caramel and milk chocolate.
Plus, they adhere to my cardinal rule that food decorating needs to be easy and make a decently big impact compared to the effort you put in. What’s not to like? Trick (or treat) question: it’s ALL to like. Unless you have braces and can’t do caramel. Then we might need to talk.
You all know that I’m not a huge processed foods fan or even the type to crave sweets all that much. Give me cheese over sugar any day. They don’t call me Umami Girl for nothing.
It could also be those sweet, pleading eyes, right? It’s my EMPATHY that made me eat them, you see?Print
Carolyn is the voice behind the popular blog Umami Girl and writes frequently for other food-related publications. Equal parts live-to-eat and eat-to-live, she holds certificates from both the French Culinary Institute and the eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition program. Carolyn has lived and worked in New York and London and currently resides with her husband and two daughters in a sweet little seaside town in New Jersey.