Are you planning on leaving Santa some cookies? Or, do you just want some cookies to munch on before you start that New Year’s resolution diet? Either way, you can’t beat a good cookie. And, if you have not tried it, consider cooking your next batch on the grill!
It may sound a bit different – but it’s easy, the flavor can be amazing, and it’s cookies! A win, win, win situation! Here are a few things to keep in mind.
What you Need
- You’ll need a covered grill.
- You’ll need to grill using offset heat.
- You’ll need a cooking sheet – like the BBQ Dragon Grill Mats – Three Pack
- You’ll need some Cookie Dough!
- This is simple, follow the same basic directions as you would when baking cookies in your oven. Essentially, you are turning your covered grill into an outdoor oven.
- Preheat to the correct temperature.
- Try to maintain that heat level during the cookie grilling process.
- Allow for space! Just like cooking in the oven, give ample space between chunks of dough to allow for the cookie to spread while it cooks.
What Kind of Cookie?
- You can use your own homemade dough or grab some ready to go cookie dough from your favorite grocery store. One thing to consider is how easy it would be to make the cookie in the kitchen using an oven. If your cookie is a tough build even when in the kitchen, then it might not be a good candidate for grilling. Simple is better for your first batch of grilled cookies.
- Break apart pre-made cookie dough may be the way to go – especially if you want the little ones to be involved.
Lastly, Pairing Flavors! The smoky flavor of the grilling process pairs perfectly with some foods – such as pork and steak! The same can be said for cookies… or most cookies. Some people may not like a touch of smokey flavor when eating a sugar cookie. But imagine the flavor boast to a batch of chocolate chip cookies! How about maple walnut chocolate chip cookies?
And, if you don’t like the flavor of grilled cookies? Don’t worry – there are always S’mores! That BBQ Dragon Post is right here!
Author Bio: Kent Whitaker, also known as “The Deck Chef,” is an award-winning culinary writer and cookbook author. He’s also penned Young Reader, NASCAR and History titles. The former winner of the Emeril Live Food Network Barbecue Contest also covers football, motorsports, and bass fishing. Kent currently lives in East Tennessee with his wife, son, and a couple of dogs that love when he fires up the smoker or grill. You can reach out to Kent at www.thedeckchef.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.