The other day we were at the beach with some of Noah’s friends from work. When we arrived, everyone was deep in conversation, talking about their favorite places to camp. Now, I have never been one to go camping. When I was a Girl Scout, the closest thing to camping we did was staying in cabins with running water.
After about ten minutes, the conversation shifted to everyone’s favorite food to eat while camping. This subject piqued my interest! One of the women was telling us all about how she makes campfire nachos in her cast iron pan, with layers of cheese, beans, and chips. This is what gave me the idea for the grilled pizza cookie!
This is a great recipe to make when it is simply too hot to turn your oven on! Just fire up the grill and in 15 minutes you’ll have a dessert that the whole family will enjoy!
1 Cup butter (2 sticks), softened
1 Cup brown sugar
½ Cup granulated sugar
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1 Teaspoon baking soda
2 ¼ Cups flour
2 Cups chocolate chips
1 Cup chopped walnuts (optional)
In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
With the mixer on medium speed, add the baking soda. Mix in the flour ½ cup at a time. Once fully mixed, stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter in a cast iron pan. Once melted, turn the flame off and pat the cookie dough into the pan.
Start the grill and preheat to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Put the cast iron pan with the cookie dough on the grill. Close the lid and bake for 15-20 minutes.
NOTE: Make sure to keep an eye on the grill and keep the temperature at 350 degrees. If needed, you can turn the grill off and keep closed to finish baking.