Camping Skillet Cookie Recipe

Camping Skillet Cookie Recipe

This camping skillet cookie recipe is super easy to make and delicious.  The kids ask for chocolate chip cookies on every trip!

We also LOVE these Camp Cooker Cookies which are equally as yummy to make while camping.

This cookie recipe is one that is wonderful to take camping because it is SO EASY to make and super delicious! Who doesn’t like a fresh baked warm cookie while in the wilderness?!

This great recipe can be made in an oven-safe skillet next time you’re home too.

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Camping Skillet Cookie Recipe

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Camping Skillet Cookie Ingredients

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Supplies needed:


  1. Coat the skillet with non stick spray. A well seasoned cast iron skillet does not need this step but we do it anyway as an extra precaution.
  2. Place half of the cookie dough in the skillet and press dough around to the edges.

3. Cook over the campfire on low for 15-25 minutes.

The biggest mistake in cooking over the campfire is to have the flames and heat too high. This will burn the bottom of your cookie in no time. Be patient, and move the skillet away from open flames whenever possible.

Check out this “How to Build a Campfire for Cooking” post for more tips and tricks!

Camping Skillet Cookie

Wrapping aluminum foil over the top of the skillet can also aid in baking the cookie thoroughly but is not necessary. The biggest thing is cooking low and slow to make a next level, gooey chocolate chip cookie!

You can make this recipe in a camper oven or BBQ grill too! Baking times will vary so be sure to watch your skillet cookie carefully.

A smaller skillet makes the perfect dessert and individual cookies but a large skillet would be awesome for making a giant cookie to share! I would have a hard time not eating the whole thing.

In a large bowl cream together:

  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 tsp vanilla 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Combine flour mixture:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix with a wooden spoon or on low speed with a hand mixer or stand mixer. Drop onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 mins, adding a few extra minutes if the dough is still soft.

Camping Skillet Cookie

This skillet cookie has been perfectly cooked, you can tell by the lightly golden brown edges and soft center. Next time we are making a skillet peanut butter cookie with sugar-free chocolate chunks and less sugar for momma.

Tips for cooking with cast iron:

  • When cooking with cast iron, be sure to season the surface first.
  • Always use gloves or oven mitts while cooking as the surface of the iron will be hot.
  • Cook the recipe over an open fire using hot coals, not open flames.  A fire that is too hot will burn the outside of your recipe and not cook the inside.
  • Be sure to clean the cast iron with a rough vegetable scrubber, rinse and dry thoroughly before storing.

The kids all grabbed a fork and dug right into the whole cookie last time that we made this recipe. It would be great served with golden marshmallows on top, caramel sauce drizzle or vanilla ice cream if you happen to have some in the rv freezer.

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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!

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Camping Skillet Cookie Recipe

Camping Skillet Cookie Recipe

Yield: 2 cookies
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

This camping skillet cookie recipe is super easy to make and delicious.  The kids are sure to ask for it on every trip!


  • Non stick spray
  • Pillsbury cookie dough


1. Coat the skillet in non stick spray or olive oil.

2. Spread half of the cookie dough onto the skillet.

3. Cook over the campfire on low for 15 - 25 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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This is a joke, right? It has to be. It’s not a good joke. Aerosol cooking spray and pre-packaged cookie dough? “Homemade” Heather indeed. For your next “recipe” you should do fried chicken. Ingredients: KFC bucket of fried chicken. Recipe done!