The trick is to smoke the meat and not make the meat smoke


  Date: March 19, 2014
  Favorite: Desserts
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I bought the America's Test Kitchen Christmas Cookies before Christmas 2013, but never got around to making anything from it. I decided I was not going to wait till next year to start making things from this cookbook. I also wanted to start exploring the use of my Adjustable Rig for multi-tier cooking. The first item I attempted was called Hungarian Christmas Cookies and they were in a word: AMAZING!! I had no idea what these cookies were going to be like and it was an interesting surprise. I will let the captions on the pictures tell the story of the cook, so let me cut to the chase. These cookies had a really interesting texture. They reminded me of a crunchier version of a baking powder biscuit. The apricot filling was a perfect match for the flavor of the cookie dough. The Adjustable Rig allowed me to cook up two trays of cookies which turned out perfectly. I was able to put in an oval grid, just above the oval pizza stone, to hold the grate probe of my ET-732. This way I knew my Egg was stabilized at my 325 degree baking temperature right where I was going to be cooking. I swapped the trays and rotated them 180 degrees midway through the baking time. The two trays were cooked evenly to a light golden brown. If this first attempt from Christmas Cookies is any indication, I am in for some tasty treats.
Recipe Source:
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Wicked Good Burgers
America's Test Kitchen Christmas Cookies:
Hungarian Christmas Cookies - Page 21
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Big Green Egg
Indirect Grilled:
Using Big Green Egg Kamado Cooker
  • Food Processor
  • KA Stand Mixer
  • KA Paddle Blade
  • CGS-Adjustable Rig
  • CGS-Oval Pizza Stone
  • CGS AR Sliding Oval Grid
  • CGS-Rig Extender
  • CGS- Sliding D Grid
  • Maverick ET-732 Remote Read Thermometer
  • 1/4 Sheet Pans x2
  • Dough Cutter
  • 1/4 Sheet Pan S-S Cooling Rack
  • Wicked Good Weekend Warrior Lump Charcoal