Saturday, April 14, 2012

Challenge Conquered – Grilled Cookies!

This one took a little trial and error, but the final results were soft, gooey, chocolaty, and delicious cookies, with just a hint of smoky grilled flavor.  If you’re looking to impress your guests with an off-the-beaten-path version of a dessert, give this recipe for grilled chocolate chip cookies a shot!

A note on the cookie recipe: This is the traditional Nestle Tollhouse cookie recipe on the back of chocolate chip bag.  I want to give credit where credit is due, and frankly don't think I could improve on this one.


•    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
•    1 teaspoon baking soda
•    1 teaspoon salt
•    1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
•    3/4 cup granulated sugar
•    3/4 cup packed brown sugar
•    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•    2 large eggs
•    2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
•    1 cup chopped nuts


1. COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
3. Stir in morsels and nuts.
4. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased grilling grate.  TIP: The smaller the cookie, the better for grilling.  Otherwise, you get a charred bottom and an undercooked top.  In order to cook them over indirect heat, I’d put them on the ends of the grilling grate.  You’ll only be able to cook about eight small cookies at a time this way, so to complete the above recipe, you’ll need to cook these in several batches.

5.  Cook on grill, over indirect heat, for about 20 minutes (or until they reach your desired level of doneness – I like them on the softer side).  Remove and enjoy! 

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