Recipe: "Twix" Canna-Caramel Cookies
If you love the flavors of Twix candy, you’re sure to enjoy this infused cookie take on the beloved chocolate bar! The caramel layer in these cookies makes them a lightly infused homemade edible through the inclusion of our Relax 50mg THC cannabis caramels (available at retailers across Oregon), adding Purple Widow strain-specific full spectrum cannabis compounds and Myrcene and Linalool terpenes - for a perfectly relaxing dessert to round out your night.
Since this recipe is so simple, you’ll want to use high-quality ingredients to get the most bang out of the final product - we used Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips, Tillamook butter, and cream-rich caramel candies for the non-infused base to which we add our infused caramels.
This recipe will make about 32 cookies with approximately 4-5mg of THC each if 3 Periodic caramels are used. If you don’t know your ideal THC dose, start with 1-2 cookies maximum and wait at least 2 hours to monitor the strength of effects before consuming more. When in doubt, as with all edibles, start low and go slow on consuming to avoid accidental overconsumption.
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
11 oz caramel candies, unwrapped
2-3 Periodic edibles Relax Cannabis Caramels
1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
1 package (12 oz) milk chocolate chips
In a large mixing bowl, beat softened butter and powdered sugar together until well blended and smooth. Add in flour, salt, and vanilla, scraping down the bowl after addition. Beat for 2-3 minutes, until a dough ball starts to form.
Turn dough ball out onto a floured work surface. Using your hands, form the dough into a log, about the thickness of a paper towel tube. Wrap the dough log in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes and up to overnight. If you chill overnight, you’ll need to thaw at room temperature slightly before cutting cookies as the dough will be hardened.
Once the dough is set, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a sharp knife to slice the cookies from the dough log, about 1/4th inch thick, and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake the cookies for 11-13 minutes, until the edges have set and the cookies begin to lightly brown. Do not overbake to prevent the shortbread from becoming overly dry and crumbly.
While the cookies are cooling, prepare your caramel sauce. Over a gentle double-boiler, melt down your Periodic edibles cannabis caramels and a few non-infused caramel candies until completely liquid, stirring constantly to incorporate. Gradually add the remaining non-cannabis caramel candies until all are melted down and thoroughly stirred. Add the heavy whipping cream and stir, heating gently for a minute or two, until smooth and creamy.
Using a spoon or small scoop, drop about 1/2 tbsp of caramel into the center of each cookie - it will spread on its own, so you may want to drop portions on one or two cookies and give them 5-10 minutes to check the spreading and make sure you’re not using too much caramel - we want the caramel close to the cookie edge, but not running over the side. Allow the caramel to set while you prepare the chocolate layer.
Over the same double-boiler, or in your microwave if preferred, melt the chocolate chips gently while stirring until completely liquid. Once the caramel has set and the chocolate is prepared, spoon an equal amount of chocolate to caramel onto each cookie as shown, spreading with the back of the spoon, and allow to set at room temperature approximately 30 minutes to 2 hours before serving. You can also chill in the fridge for an hour to speed the chocolate setting, but be sure not to leave the cookies cooling for too long to avoid moisture retention by the caramel that can make your shortbread soggy.
*Pro-tip: If you’d prefer a softer chocolate layer on these cookies, try upgrading the chocolate chips to a ganache! Simply follow the ganache instructions (step 8) from our chocolate tart recipe when you get to step 7 on this recipe :)
And you’re done! We hope you love this recipe, and feel free to send us any feedback or tag us in your social media pictures (@periodicedibles) if you try this one yourself!
Enjoy your edibles responsibly, and be sure to store any leftovers in an airtight container clearly marked with *CONTAINS THC* to avoid accidental consumption incidents.