Smoked cookies are about to be your new favorite treat! Homemade goodness with a smoky flavor in every bite. You'll love the ease of this recipe to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie.
There are so many ways to make cookies from scratch, and this just might be one of my favorite recipes. Mixing together all the ingredients in a bowl, forming the cookies, and then putting that pan in the smoker brings a smile to my face and a rumble to my time.
I think of these cookies as a mixture of sweet and savory, because that's exactly what they are. The sweetness of the chocolate paired with that hint of smoky goodness will have you grabbing another cookie to keep that flavor sensation going.
Pour a big glass of milk, and put up your feet. You're now officially a baker master because of the ease of your smoker.
Speaking of delicious desserts, be sure to check out my Smoked Chocolate which is a great addition to these cookies as well. Smoking the chocolate before adding it to the mixture is so good!
Salted butter - The salted butter adds a nice salty flavor to the rest of the sweet cookie.
White sugar - For added sweetness.
Brown sugar - For added sweetness and brown coloring.
Eggs - The main binding agent to hold together the ingredients.
Vanilla - For flavor.
Flour - Needed to make the cookie dough texture.
Cornstarch - Helps the cookies not spread while they are baking in the smoker.
Baking soda - Adds a fluffy texture.
Salt - Just a pinch.
Chocolate chunks - Needed to make these the best chocolate chip cookies. We use our smoked chocolate with pecans added to it to double up on the flavor.
How to make Smoked Cookies
Step One: Preheat the smoker to 300 degrees.
Step Two: Mix the sugars and butter together in a large bowl. Cream the egg and vanilla in.
Step Three: Add the rest of the dry ingredients.
Make sure to mix and stir well.
The mixture will be thick.
Step Four: Stir in the chocolate.
You can add more if you think it is needed.
Step Five: Make 12 cookie dough balls and add them to parchment lined cookie sheets.
Step Six: Put the baking pans in the oven and smoke for 45-60 minutes.
Once they start to turn golden brown, they're almost done and ready to remove.
Is it possible to overmix cookie dough?
Yes, it is. You should mix the ingredients with your electric mixer at low speed or medium speed. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of your mixing bowl as you go. The sides of the bowl will have a mixture of wet ingredients on them so this helps make sure you're not missing any of the sweet goodness.
Don't overmix. Just mix until combined well.
What makes the perfect chewy chocolate chip cookie?
It's all about the cornstarch! It's a baking secret and a good one. (and probably not as much a secret anymore that everyone knows about it)
Many people think that adding cornstarch to their cookies helps prevent spreading as they bake, and while that is true, it also helps to add a chew to the cookies.
How do I store cookies?
To keep baked cookies fresh, store them in an airtight container. There is no need to keep them in the fridge, but you can if you want. Covered and at room temperature is perfect.
If you want to freeze these smoked cookies, you can do that as well. Just let them cool all the way, and then add them to a freezer-safe bag.
Place them in the freezer to enjoy later.
Can I use parchment paper in the smoker?
You can. Parchment paper was meant to be used for baking, so it does well with hot temperatures. I use it in my smoker so that the cookies don't stick to the pan.
Should I make small cookies to make a lot of cookies or larger cookies?
This all just depends on the size of the dollops of cookie dough that you add to the large baking sheet. If you want to enjoy a larger warm chocolate chip cookie, add a larger scoop.
Using an ice cream scoop is a great way to add the same size cookie dough balls to the cookie sheet to make chewy cookies uniform in size. This chocolate chip cookie recipe can make 12 larger cookies or double that for smaller cookies. The smoke flavor will permeate more in that first bite for smaller cookies, so keep that in mind.
You can also use a medium cookie scoop the next time that you make this perfect dessert the same size. That is probably the best way to balance the sweetness of the cookies with the smokiness. (It will also help with prep time and make it simple to add to the baking sheet!)
- ½ cup salted butter
- ½ cup white sugar
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- pinch salt
- 1 ½ cups chocolate chunks
- Preheat smoker to 300.
- In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugars with the egg and vanilla.
- Add the dry ingredients.
- Stir in the chocolate.
- Form 12 large balls of dough on parchment lined two cookie sheets.
- Cook on the smoker for 45-60 minutes or until golden brown.