Smoked Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 5.00
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By Dave
September 23, 2021
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Amazing chocolate chip cookies gently smoked in a Kamado Joe with a subtle and pleasing smokiness that makes them crazy good. Give them a try.

Cookies in a Smoker, Really?

Absolutely! They are fun to make and the subtle smokiness that come from cooking over charcoal is strangely pleasing. Besides, smoked chocolate chip cookies make a great dessert after a barbecue dinner while the smoker is still hot.

These smoked chocolate chip cookies are incredibly easy to make. Just make sure to chill the dough and use the right pan for the job.

Choose the Right Pan

This is the single most important step in the whole process because the choice of pan dictates success or failure. The reason is that a smoker that is setup for indirect heat will have some version of a ceramic stone that deflect the heat coming off the burning coals out and around the deflector.

Smoker Diffuser
Smoker Diffuser

Note that the deflector does NOT go directly under the pan when inside your smoker. The following photos show various pans directly on top of the deflector for illustration purposes only.

A standard cookie sheet or baking sheet without sides does not work well in a smoker. There is no protection on two sides and the hot air that goes around the deflector will dry out the unprotected cookies along these two edges. The pan is also too large given the size of the deflector. The cookies in the four corners will be exposed to direct heat and will burn.

Baking Sheet Will Not Work for Cookies in a Smoker
Baking Sheet Will Not Work for Cookies in a Smoker

A jelly roll pan works well to protect the cookies on all four sides. However, this jelly roll pan is too big and the cookies in the four corners will be exposed to direct heat and will burn.

Jelly Roll Pan that is Too Big
Jelly Roll Pan that is Too Big

In fact, that is exactly what happened when I filmed the video for this recipe. I used this exact pan and in the photo below you can see how the the cookies in the center are not yet done but the cookie in the lower left corned is overdone.

Cookies on the WRONG Pan in the Smoker
Cookies on the WRONG Pan in the Smoker

Choose a pan that is slightly smaller than the dimensions of the deflector and all of the cookies will cook evenly.

Jelly Roll Pan that is the Right Size
Jelly Roll Pan that is the Right Size

Use Parchment Paper

Parchment paper should be used anytime you make cookies. It helps prevent burning and will not stick to the cookies.

Other Great Desserts Made in a Smoker

Watch How to Make Smoked Chocolate Chip Cookies on YouTube

Smoked Chocolate Chip Cookies

Smoked Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Do you like chocolate chip cookies? (It's a dumb question, I know.) Then you have to try these amazing chocolate chip cookies gently smoked in a Kamado Joe. These smoked chocolate chip cookies have a subtle and pleasing smokiness that makes them crazy good. Give them a try.
Servings 6 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Equipment

  • Smoker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 8 tbs unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 each egg large, room temperature
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips not the mini chips
  • 1/2 chopped pecans optional

Instructions
 

  • Setup your smoker for indirect heat a preheat to 375°.
    Lighting the Kamado Joe
  • Stir the flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl and set aside. Add butter sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract to a mixer. Mix until well incorporated. Add the egg and mix for another minute. Add the flour mixture and mix until incorporated and batter is smooth about a minute.
    Stir the Butter, Sugar and Vanilla Together
  • Place rounded spoonfuls of the batter onto a jelly roll pan lined with parchment. Use a smaller jelly roll pan and make multiple batches. The cookies will turn out better than making more cookies on a larger jelly roll pan. (See discussion in the article above.). Don't overcrowd and stay at least 2" away from the edge of the pan. Refrigerate the tray with balls of dough for about 30 minutes.
    Scoop Cookie Dough onto a Parchment Lined Jelly Roll Pan
  • Bake in the smoker until golden brown (14 – 18 minutes or so). Check at 10 minutes. The baking time will vary depending upon how cold the dough is.
    Cookies in the Smoker
  • Let cool for about five minutes and share with people that you REALLY like. Bet you can’t eat just one.
    Smoked Chocolate Chip Cookies

Video

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 2eachCalories: 403kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 2gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 294mgPotassium: 194mgFiber: 2gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 482IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 2mg
Calories: 403kcal
Cost: $7
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip, chocolate chip cookies, cookies, smoked tri-tip

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