These camp cooker cookies are an easy and tasty treat to make while camping. Freshly baked, warm chocolate chip cookies baked over the campfire?
It doesn’t get much better than that in my opinion! These cookies are real winners with the kids too. Check out the recipe and find tips for making perfect camp cooker cookies.
Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later! Pin this recipe to your favorite camping board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
We typically use chocolate chip cookie dough to make cookies while camping but you could use any kind of dough. Sugar cookies and shortbread would be fun to try too! Pack a tub of store bought icing and let the kids decorate them with sprinkles. Hmmmm, we totally need to do that on our next camping trip.
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Our camp cooking essentials:
- A Pie Iron Camp Cooker makes cooking over the open fire super easy. Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration! Or visit my how to use a pie iron post for tips.
- Foil Pie Plates make tinfoil packet meals even easier with the sturdy base that they provide.
- These Grilling Bags that I recently found are amazing! Simply add all of your ingredients to the bag at home then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors.
- We love these BBQ Cooking Gloves because they make handling campfire food a whole lot safer!
How to make these camp cooker cookies:
1. Spray the inside of the camp cooker with non stick cooking spray.
Tip: Be sure to liberally spray the interior of the pie iron to help prevent the cookies from sticking!
2. Open the package of cookie dough and squeeze about 2 Tbsp of dough onto one side of the iron.
3. Press the dough down slightly and repeat with the other side of the iron.
4. Do not close the camp cooker and cook, open faced, over the fire for approximately 12 minutes. The cookies are done when they are slightly golden around the edges.
Tip: these are best cooked slowly over a smouldering (NOT HOT) fire to ensure that they do not burn. Be patient!
5. Allow the cookies to cool before removing from the iron.
We always have camp cookers packed in the travel trailer for camping. They are such a handy tool for making quick meals, snacks and desserts. We’ve even pulled them out to use at home on the deck with our propane fire pit. The kids love using pie irons for dessert at home too!
Tips for cooking with a camp cooker:
- When cooking with a camp cooker, begin by applying non stick cooking spray or oil to the inside of both cooking plates. This step is important so that your delicious meal doesn’t stick to the plates and burn.
- Place your recipe ingredients into the cooker before closing and latching it.
- Cook the recipe over an open fire. We recommend placing the cooker over the fire for two minutes before unlatching, checking for doneness and flipping the cooker over to cook the other side.
- Use caution when handling both the metal latch and handles as they can become hot while cooking.
Meal planning is essential whenever we go camping! This way most of the mess stays at home and we have delicious meals ready for our entire trip.
Tips for camping meal preparation:
- Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible. Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier. Trust me on this one!
- Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought.
- Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or camp cookers. These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
- Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size freezer bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
- Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy. These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of our favorites.
- Use my blank printable meal plan or camping meal plans to help organize your next trip.
Be sure to grab our Camping Recipes eBook for even more ideas!
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- Pillsbury cookie dough
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Spray the inside of the pie iron with non stick cooking spray.
- Open the package of cookie dough, squeeze about 2 Tbsp of dough onto one side of the iron.
- Press the dough down slightly and repeat with the other side of the iron.
- Do not close the pie iron and cook, open faced, over the fire for approximately 12 minutes. Best when cooked slowly over a smouldering fire so as not to burn.
- The cookies are done when they are slightly golden around the edges.
- Allow the cookies to cool before removing from the iron.