How to Make BBQ Grill Cookies
A random fun fact about me (or rather, a confession): I'm horrible at grilling.
I've watched YouTube tutorials and tried to follow TV cooking shows, but everything I attempt to cook on a grill is either disappointingly undercooked or transforms into a well-done, dry brick. On the other hand, I'm pretty good at making camp fires. Give me some wood and I can have a roaring fire for roasting marshmallows in no time! I'll just leave the grill duties to someone else.
While real-life grilling has always been a challenge, these BBQ Grill cookies never failed me. They are fairly easy and here's how I made them.
BBQ Grill & Father's Day Cookie Cutters
Added to the shop this week are a few new designs for Father's Day:
In the shop, you’ll find a BBQ Grill, as well as a Dapper Dad cookie set.
For this tutorial, I’ll be focusing on decorating the BBQ Grill cookie design.
Templates for the BBQ Grill Cookies
Each of these new Father's Day cookie designs has a template file you can download to help guide you through the decorating process.
Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.
The Decorating Process
For these BBQ grill cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Red piping and flood royal icing (I used Americolor Super Red.)
- White medium and flood icing. (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Black medium icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- Gray medium icing (I used a touch of Americolor Super Black.)
- Orange medium icing (I used Americolor Orange.)
- Yellow medium icing (I used Americolor Egg Yellow.)
- Green piping icing (I mixed two parts Americolor Egg Yellow and one part Americolor Mint.)
These BBQ Grill cookies have a few bare spots in the design. I like to begin by covering up those spots with a thin layer of white flood icing. Use a food-only paintbrush to cover the cookie, as shown.
For those without a projector, etch guidelines where the grill's body and lid should be, as shown. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a scribe tool to etch the guideline on the cookie.
Next, outline and flood the grill's body and lid sections. Let this icing set for about 20 minutes.
Now it's time for the details. Begin by adding the inner yellow flame, the gray drip pan, and the white center wheel details. Let this icing set.
Then add the gray legs, the orange outer flame details.
Add the black details like the lid handle, the wheel, and the eyes (I did wet-on-wet white accents on the eyes.)
Lastly, outline the grill red sections with red icing (I used a #1.5 PME tip.) Add some green grass at the bottom. Draw the smile and brows with a black food pen.
The steps above are demonstrated in the time-lapsed video below.
Here are the finished BBQ Grill cookies. They're perfect for upcoming Father's Day or any summer cookout get-together.
If you do plan to offer these grills as gift options, here's a few suggestions along with coordinating gift boxes I like to use.
For a single cookie favor, I like these 4" x 4" gift boxes from Clear Bags. It fits the BBQ grill cookie perfectly.
If you like the idea of a 2-cookie gift set, I paired the grill with a "King of the Grill" message on a LARGE accent plaque. As a pair, they fit in these 7 3/8″ x 5 1/2” boxes from Paper Mart.
To complete the presentation, we're now offering coordinating gift tags. You can find the tag above as well as other tag options in the shop. If you like these tag ideas, we hope to do more tag/cookie combos in the future.