Last time we camp with our friends Peggy and Paul, we baked campfire cookies in pie irons.
This dessert was actually Peggy’s idea. We have featured Peggy several times on our blog. Her Rhubarb Crunch is one of our favorites.
We have also featured her Apple Crumble.
Peggy made up a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough ahead of time at home before coming out to the campground.
She created cookie dough with a little less flour in it. Peggy used a cookie scoop to form balls of dough, which she then froze.
She defrosted the dough for about 30 minutes before we made the cookies.
How to Make Campfire Cookies
These cookies can be made with pre-made refrigerated cookie dough from the store or your own cookie dough from scratch. We do recommend you make the dough ahead of time.
This camping recipe is best made over hot coals. Get your campfire going ahead of time so that the wood can burn down to coals.
Cut out to pieces of parchment paper to fit inside your pie iron.
Place one piece of parchment paper on one side of the pie iron. We only use cast iron pie irons.
Put a scoop of cookie dough in the middle of the parchment paper.
Place the other piece of parchment paper on top and press down on the cookie dough.
Close the pie iron and snap the clip in place.
Place the pie iron over the hot coals from a campfire. It is best if you keep the pie iron level.
Cook for 5 to 7 minutes per side, depending on the heat of the fire.
Carefully open the pie iron to see if the cookie is done. Bake longer if necessary.
When the cookie is done to your liking, carefully remove the cookie and parchment paper from the pie iron.
Eat the delicious hot cookie right away. If you let it cool, it will harden it up a bit.
These cookies won’t be perfectly shaped, but it’s the taste that matters!
What a fun and delicious camping dessert!
Why is it that everything tastes better cooked over the campfire?
What flavor of cookie are you going to cook on your next camping trip?