Each Christmas, my family and I rack our brains on the perfect gift for my Dad. He is the hardest person to buy for, and each year we give him something that goes unused. This year, my brother and sister finally came up with something that he will love. An outdoor grill is just perfect for him! There is no denying he is the grill master of the house, and loves to run the que, regardless of the season. Winter, spring, summer, or fall, my Dad is outside cooking up a feast.
As you know we live in the city, purchasing a grill is not something we’ve experienced before, so we turned to Ace Hardware and our #HelpfulScoutElf for an education. Following some research, we went with the Weber Genesis II E-310 LP Gas Grill. This grill was delivered to our house AND assembled by the helpful Ace associates from my local Ace!! If you are looking to get a new grill as a gift this holiday season, I definitely recommend taking advantage of this amazing promotion. If you are an Ace rewards member, you can get free grill delivery and assembly on any grill over $399 from now until December 24th. If you aren’t already a member, it’s free and easy to join! With reversible cooking grates, you have the ability to be more creative with your dishes – the best thing about the grill is you can cook literally anything on it! The thin side of the grate is ideal for delicate food like fish and shrimp, while the wider side creates a thick sear mark enhancing the ﬂavor of your food – or you can can even use this grill to make your holiday cookies!
Since the Weber Genesis II E-310 LP Gas Grill and iGrill will not fit under the tree, my #HelpfulScoutElf and I decided to surprise my dad by leaving him cookies baked directly from his grill! To make sure the cookies were done right, we hosted a trial run to make sure everything was done to perfection. Update – it is SUPER easy to do – and my #HelpfulScoutElf jumped right into help!
Here’s how it works!
You are going to be cooking over indirect medium heat, so preheat your grill for 10-15 min then turn it down to 350 degrees.
1. Place your cookie dough on a cookie sheet.
2. Once your grill is back at 350 degrees, put your cookie sheet in the center of the grill, over indirect heat.
3. Close the lid and set your timer for about 12-15 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your cookies. (side note: even though the cookies are starting to smell amazing after 10 minutes, don’t open the grill yet, this takes away from the grill holding it’s temperature and ultimately adds more cook time.)
4. When the timer goes off, open the grill to find your delicious cookies.
And yes – cookies on a grill are awesome!
Ace Hardware is a great place to shop for the holiday season – I definitely encourage you to make a trip to your local Ace or visit AceHardware.com for any products or gifts you need. I also partnered with my #HelpfulScoutElf to provide one lucky reader with a $100 Ace gift card! Submit a photo on social media with your Elf On The Shelf, helping you this holiday season and use the #HelpfulScoutElf and #StrollerInTheCity hashtag. I can’t wait to see my Dad’s face on Christmas morning!