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Camping Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tags

These camping sugar cookies are quick, easy and fun to make with royal icing and a food writer! Grab the free printable tag below to make a darling gift for the camping lover in your life.

Camping Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tags

These classic sugar cookies are fun to make for a camping party or to bring to your next event! I’m a huge fan of creating treats for every occasion, especially delicious ones like these.

Too busy to make this right away? Pin it for later! Pin this easy recipe to your favorite board on Pinterest and it will be waiting there when you’re ready.

Sugar cookie dough is super versatile and easy to make with only a few ingredients from the grocery store. You will need simple ingredients like butter, granulated sugar and all purpose flour.

Camping Sugar Cookies

I seriously love, love, love these camping themed cookies! They are super easy to make and create – I promise!

Check out more fun & easy Summer Sugar Cookie Ideas!

Set aside enough time to decorate the cookies, you may even want to spread it out over a few days. When adding food writer details it’s important to wait until the layer of flooded icing is completely dry otherwise the icing may crack and the colors will bleed.

Before you get started make sure that you have everything that you need to make and decorate these cookies. I found our cookie cutters and icing bottles at Michaels but you can also order them from Amazon below.

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Camping Sugar Cookies

This is my grandma’s classic sugar cookie recipe – time tested and delicious. The only thing that I have changed over the years is swapped out shortening for butter.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Tip: Pre-made Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough can be used to create these cookies as well. Simply add 1/4 cup of flour to the dough, combine well and roll as directed. I love time saving mom hacks like this!

Valentine Sugar Cookie Bar Process

Directions:

1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

sugar cookie process

2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg, milk and extract. Mix on medium speed until a soft dough forms.

sugar cookie process

3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This helps to prevent the dough from spreading when baked.

sugar cookie process

4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4″ thickness on the floured surface.

5. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

6. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.

7. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

This recipe will make about 70 2″ circle shaped cookies.

Camping Sugar Cookie Process

Use my Easy Royal Icing Recipe to make the best icing for these cookies! You will need green, blue, orange, brown and white royal icing that has been tinted with food coloring.

Easy Royal Icing Recipe Process

Royal icing tips:

  • If the icing is too hard, add more water one drop at a time.
  • If the icing is too soft, add more powdered sugar one teaspoon at a time.
  • Icing can be stored at room temperature in a an airtight container for up to two weeks.
  • To use, mix the royal icing with a hand mixer so that it becomes smooth and shiny again.
  • Flood consistency is reached when a spoonful dropped onto a flat surface takes 10 – 15 seconds to become completely smooth.
Camping Sugar Cookie Process

These instructions will show you how to decorate camping cookies like these ones. The sky is the limit though, have fun with this process!

You can decorate each cookie with all sorts of patterns and designs. I have made flower cookies and plant cookies using this technique.

How to decorate camping sugar cookies:

Additional supplies: black food writer marker.

Camping Sugar Cookie Process

1. Outline each shape with a line of white icing.

Camping Sugar Cookie Process

2. Flood the center with icing and use a scribe to push the icing around and pop bubbles.

Camping Sugar Cookie Process

3. Use the colored icing to create free form camping shapes in the white icing before it dries.

4. Blue for a backpack, green for a tent and brown and orange for a fire.

Camping Sugar Cookie Process

5. Allow the royal icing to completely dry, I recommend at least two hours. The pressure of the marker will break through the icing if the cookies are not dry enough.

Camping Sugar Cookie Process
Camping Sugar Cookie Process

6. Use the black food marker to draw camping designs onto the cookies. Watch the video tutorial to see how I did this!

Camping Sugar Cookie Process

These sketchy camping cookies turned out to be so fun! These are far easier to create than most sugar cookies because you don’t need to use a lot of detailed piping work.

Camping Sugar Cookies

Allow the icing to harden before packaging or storing the cookies. These look amazing wrapped in cellophane and tied up with a bit of twine.

Camping Sugar Cookies

Add my free printable gift tag and voila! These easy camping sugar cookies make a delicious treat!

Camping Sugar Cookies

Be sure to check out all of the fun sugar cookie ideas on the blog!

Camping Sugar Cookies

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Some of my baking essentials:

Camping Sugar Cookies Tag

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Camping Sugar Cookies

Camping Sugar Cookies

These camping sugar cookies are quick, easy and fun to make with royal icing and a food writer! Grab the free printable tag to make a darling gift for the camping lover in your life.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 70
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • 1. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • 2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg, milk and extract. Mix on medium speed until a soft dough forms.
  • 3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This helps to prevent the dough from spreading when baked.
  • 4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 5. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4" thickness on the floured surface.
  • 6. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.
  • 7. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.
  • 8. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool before decorating with royal icing.

Video

Notes

Use the step by step instructions in the blog post to decorate each cookie.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 38mg | Sugar: 3g
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