Twinkie Stuffed Cookies

Sharing some fun stuffed cookies today using Twinkies! My Twinkie Stuffed Cookies make a fun dessert to serve for all occasions!

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Easy Twinkie Stuffed Cookies

Back in 2011 I created my Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, and since then I’ve had so much fun stuffing about every kind of candy bar, brownie…you name it I’ve probably stuffed it in my cookies. We had our family over yesterday and on a rare occasion we had a box of Twinkies in the house and I thought, hmmmm, let’s see how this goes. Let me tell you, we were all surprised at how good it was! You have to try it and have your guests guess what’s inside. Lots of delicious fun.

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Ingredients For Stuffed Cookies

*See bottom of post for entire recipe in recipe card.

  • salted butter, softened
  • granulated sugar
  • dark brown sugar
  • large eggs
  • pure vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • nstant Vanilla pudding mix
  • kosher salt
  • baking soda
  • chocolate chunks, I get the block of milk chocolate from Trader Joes and chop it myself
  • Twinkies, cut in half

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How To Make Twinkie Stuffed Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Beat until well combined, a good minute or two. Stir in eggs and vanilla, mixing until creamy and smooth. Add flour, pudding mix, salt and baking soda. Slowly mix until dough forms them stir in chocolate chunks to combine. Use about 1/2 cup cookie dough, 1/4 cup on top of Twinkie and 1/4 cup on bottom and sides to wrap around Twinkie. Seal all edges and enclose Twinkie completely. Form a round ball, but then press it in hands so it’s not so round. Place onto baking sheet, 4 stuffed cookies per baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until baked through, starting to turn golden around edges. Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes before slicing in half. Cookies are large, so generally I serve 1/2 per serving.

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Carefully enclose Twinkie with cookie dough pressing edges and forming into a round ball.

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Place rounds onto a parchment lined baking dish and press gently so the cookies are flattened slightly instead of a giant ball. I fit 4 large stuffed cookies per baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 12-14 minutes, until edges start to turn golden brown and centers are cooked through. Remove and let cool for 30 minutes before cutting in half.

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When you cut these giant Twinkie cookies in half it’s magical! So fun, so good!

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How To Serve Twinkie Cookies

Serve cookies cut in half or fourths because they are so big. Serve room temperature or warmed up with a side of ice cream.

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How To Store Twinkie Cookies

Store cookies in an airtight container or Ziplock bag for up to 3 days room temperature or in the refrigerator.

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Twinkie Stuffed Cookies

These Twinkie Stuffed Cookies are the talk of the party! Have everyone guess what's stuffed inside, such a fun dessert to serve for any occasion!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 444kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • Bowl
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks salted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3.4 ounce box instant Vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chunks I get the block of milk chocolate from Trader Joes and chop it myself
  • 3-4 Twinkies cut in half

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Beat until well combined, a good minute or two. Stir in eggs and vanilla, mixing until creamy and smooth. Add flour, pudding mix, salt and baking soda. Slowly mix until dough forms them stir in chocolate chunks to combine. Use about 1/2 cup cookie dough, 1/4 cup on top of Twinkie and 1/4 cup on bottom and sides to wrap around Twinkie. Seal all edges and enclose Twinkie completely. Form a round ball, but then press it in hands so it's not so round. Place onto baking sheet, 4 stuffed cookies per baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, until baked through, starting to turn golden around edges. Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes before slicing in half. Cookies are large, so generally I serve 1/2 per serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 402mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg
Keywords: chocolate chip cookies, stuffed cookies, twinkies, twinky

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