- grill brush
- pie tin
- temperature guage, or oven thermometer
- cookie sheet
- cookie dough
2. Turn off all the flames, except for one on the far side of the grill. We're going to use indirect heat to bake the cookies, so we want a flame on one side of the grill and the cookies on the other. Use the temperature guage on the grill or an oven thermometer to preheat the grill to 350 degrees. (Just like an oven!)
3. Place a pie tin upside down on the side of the grill without the flame. Place the cookie sheet with prepared cookie dough on top of the pie tin. This will help all the hot air circulate around the cookies and bake them evenly.
4. Bake your cookies for about 20 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Remember to use a timer, since your grill is probably not equipped with one. Keep a close watch on the temperature guage and adjust the flame as needed to maintain 350 degrees. After 20 minutes, pull them out. Look at these beauties. Would anybody believe these were baked on a grill?
This method will work with any cookie dough, but I recommend these Zesty Coconut Chocolate Chippers. They have a great chewy texture, and the toasted coconut is a great grilling flavor. I think you'll love them.
Zesty Coconut Chocolate Chippers
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream 1 cup toasted coconut zest of one orange 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions Preheat oven (0r grill) to 350 degrees. Melt butter over low heat, then add to sugars and mix until thick and pasty. In a medium bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking soda together and set aside. Whisk eggs, vanilla, and milk together and add to sugar mixture, stirring until well combined. Slowly add in flour mixture, followed by orange zest, toasted coconut, and chocolate chips.
Prepare rounded tablespoons on a lined cookie sheet and grill for 20 minutes, or bake in an oven for 10 minutes. Serve to adoring crowds.