First Foray Into Dessert

     When I first heard about the BGE, I heard what a wonderful cooker it was, how it could cook anything from steaks and burgers to brisket to pizza to breads and desserts. On their website, BGE even says, “The EGG is a unique barbecue product, with unmatched flexibility and capabilities that surpass all other conventional cookers combined. It is a smoker, a grill and an oven and you can cook literally any food on it year round, from appetizers to entrees to desserts.” Who wouldn’t want one cooker that could do anything?

     Even though I have seen people post up on various forums online, I have never tried to cook a dessert on the Egg before. Why is that, if it can do anything? My wife is one of those few rare people who just does not like sweets….at all…none…period. So we don’t cook or eat a lot of sweets. But every once in a while I still do get a craving. Who am I kidding? Just about every day I do.

     On Saturday, as I was at the store picking up some supplies to get us through the week, I started getting a craving. I spotted some Nestle Tollhouse cookies. You know the ones I mean….the ones where you break as many squares off as you want to cook. And they were on sale for a $1.79. And I had a coupon for a $1 off! (yes, I cut coupons, so what?) I figured this would be the perfect time to try to bake some cookies on the Egg to see if I would like them, or if the flavor of smoke would put me off. What did I have to lose? $0.79? Big deal. And if all went well, then I could try and make some home-made cookies another day.

Nestle Tollhouse Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

      So after cooking lunch Saturday on the Egg, I inserted the placesetter and the 3 little green feet that come with the Egg and made sure that the grill was stabilized at 375 dome, which would give a cooking level temperature of about 350 (that’s what the package of cookies said to use in an oven).

Halfway Through

      I couldn’t help myself and had to take a peak after about 4 minutes to see what was going on in there.

Just about done

      The cookies ended up taking about 12 minutes to get done, although the package claimed 8-9.


      All in all, I think it turned out pretty good. I was using an all mesquite lump charcoal, so it did impart a hint of smoke to the cookies, but it wasn’t over powering and if anything was more of a lingering after note. If you don’t like smoke, I would suggest possible an oak lump charcoal and do not use any wood chips. I think I am definitely going to have to attempt some home-made cookies in the future….and maybe a pie….or a cake….anybody got any good recipes?

14 thoughts on “First Foray Into Dessert

  1. Night quite baking – but I love grilled peaches. I cut them in half and put them cut side down. When they’re nice and soft I take them off, put some sweetened mascarpone in the pit cavity and top with toasted almonds. Serve with biscotti and Italian dessert wine.

    Equally good – pineapple slices soaked in rum & brown sugar. Serve hot over vanilla ice cream.

    1. That is true. It was an unusual flavor, but I think the hint of smoke added an extra dimension to the taste. I can only imagine it will be better with a home-made cookie recipe. How can you not have fun with a BGE? It is the ultimate outdoor grill/smoker/oven.

    1. LOL!! Thanks. I probably would not fire up the egg just to make cookies, but since I already had it going as I just cooked something else, I figured why not through some on there and see what happens.

  2. If you have a mixer, there is a terrific cookie recipe that will hardly take you any time, and tastes great when baked in the oven. (I think it would work well in your BGE.)

    Mix 2 eggs, one 16-ounce jar of peanut butter (I like MaraNatha organic creamy with a hint of sea salt), and 2 cups of granulated sugar in the mixer until they’re completely blended. Scoop teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet (or whatever you’re using in the Egg) and bake for about as long as you’d bake chocolate chip cookies. No butter, no flour, hardly any measuring–hard to go wrong.

    I feel a little silly admitting it, but this recipe is from a children’s book, Mouse Cookies and More, by Laura Numeroff. I do have a five-year-old daughter, so I have an excuse for having the book around the house 😉

    Good luck with the baking! Your barbecue posts look amazing.

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