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There are few things in life as satisfying as that first bite of a perfectly cooked, warm chocolate chip cookie, dipped in milk. I don’t what it is about that combo, but just thinking about it makes my taste buds salivate. I’ve made a lot of cookies on my smoker, but these smoked chocolate chip cookies are the best ones I’ve made by far.

Looking for other smoked dessert ideas? Be sure to check out all of my favorite smoked desserts here.

Smoked Chocolate Chip Cookies

How do you decide what makes a cookie good? For me, I look at three things.

  1. The taste has to be just right. The cookie should almost melt in your mouth when you bite into it, and then that buttery flavor should get chased by the chocolate chips.
  2. While the inside is moist, the outside should be just a little bit crispy.
  3. They’ve gotta look good.

I think these smoked chocolate chip cookies passed all three tests.

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Want to make the perfect cookie? Don’t do THIS

While the general concept of making chocolate chip cookies is simple – it’s easy to just throw all the ingredients together in a bowl, mix them together, and then bake the cookies – but there’s more to it than that.

First, you want to cream your butter and sugar together before you add the other ingredients using an electric mixer. Creaming the butter adds air to the mix that helps the cookies cook more evenly when they are in the smoker. (3/4 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup white sugar, 1 stick of butter at room temp)

Once the butter is creamed (usually about 4-5 minutes on medium speed), add two eggs and a teaspoon of vanilla. Continue mixing for an additional minute.

The Tricky Part – Incorporating Flour

Put two and a half cups of flour, a half teaspoon of salt, and a teaspoon of baking soda in a sifter. Sift it into your creamed butter mixture. Sifting adds a little bit of air to the flour that will benefit the structure of the cookie.

Scrape the sides of your mixing bowl with a rubber spatula, and then turn your mixer on to low.

Let it mix a little, and then scrape the sides again. STOP mixing when there are one or two streaks of flour left in the cookie dough. If you mix more than this, your cookies could get gummy in texture.

Scrape the sides of your bowl and pour in a cup of chocolate chips – I used Hershey’s Chocolate and Toffee bits – and turn the mixer to low again. It should take just a few turns for the chocolate pieces to be well incorporated.

Smoking Chocolate Chip Cookies on a Traeger

Now that the hard parts done, it’s time to cook the cookies. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a medium cookie scoop (about 1.5 tbsp) drop evenly spaced dollops of cookie dough onto the cookie sheet.

Preheat your smoker to 350 degrees. Place the cookie sheet in your smoker, and let them cook for about 12 minutes.

Remove the cookies from your smoker, and let them sit on a cooling rack while you continue to cook the additional cookies… This recipe makes about four dozen cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookies on a cooling rack

Takeaways – Smoked Chocolate Chip Cookies

I really can’t say enough great things about these cookies. I’m blown away by how great they taste, and how easy they were to make. I’m definitely going to be making these again soon, and I am so glad I’m able to share this simple recipe with you.

Smoked Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are few things in life as satisfying as that first bite of a perfectly cooked, warm chocolate chip cookie, dipped in milk. I don’t what it is about that combo, but just thinking about it makes my taste buds salivate. I’ve made a lot of cookies on my smoker, but these smoked chocolate chip cookies are the best ones I’ve made by far.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword chocolate chip, cookies, toffee
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Author Nick

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 stick butter room temp
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips Hershey’s Chocolate and Toffee Bits

Instructions

  • Cream your butter and sugar together
  • Once the butter is creamed (usually about 4-5 minutes on medium speed), add the eggs and vanilla. Continue mixing for an additional minute.
  • Put flour, salt, and baking soda in a sifter. Sift it into your creamed butter mixture
  • Scrape the sides of your mixing bowl with a rubber spatula, and then turn your mixer on to low.
  • Let it mix a little, and then scrape the sides again. STOP mixing when there are one or two streaks of flour left in the cookie dough.
  • Scrape the sides of your bowl and pour in a cup of chocolate chips – I used Hershey’s Chocolate and Toffee bits – and turn the mixer to low again. It should take just a few turns for the chocolate pieces to be well incorporated.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a medium cookie scoop (about 1.5 tbsp) drop evenly spaced dollops of cookie dough onto the cookie sheet.
  • Preheat your smoker to 350 degrees. Place the cookie sheet in your smoker, and let them cook for about 12 minutes.
  • Let them sit on a cooling rack while you continue to cook the additional cookies. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Notes

Based off of the recipe by Hershey’s.
Modified to use less chocolate, added more time, and cooked in a smoker.
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