Pie Iron Cookies

by Heather Painchaud

These pie iron cookies are an easy and tasty treat to make while camping. 

Pie Iron Cookies

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 pie iron cookies. Pie Iron Cookies

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.

How to make these pie iron cookies:

pie iron cookies

  1. Spray the inside of the pie iron with non stick cooking spray. 

pie iron cookies

2.  Open the package of cookie dough and squeeze about 2 Tbsp of dough onto one side of the iron.  

pie iron cookies

3. Press the dough down slightly and repeat with the other side of the iron.

pie iron cookies

4. Do not close the pie iron and cook, open faced, over the fire for approximately 12 minutes.  The cookies are done when they are slightly golden around the edges.

5. Allow to cool before removing from the iron.

Tip: Be sure to liberally spray the interior of the pie iron to help prevent the cookies from sticking!  

pie iron cookies

We always have pie irons 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!

Some of our camp cooking essentials:

  • Menu planning for camping is something that I always do to stay organized.  Grab this free Meal Planner Printable to get started on your next trip.
  • A Pie Iron Camp Cooker (aff link) 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.  Avoid the grill bags with plastic windows, they melt.pie iron cookies

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.

More tips for camping meal planning:

  • 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 (aff link). These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
  • Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size ziploc bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
  • Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy.  These Cheesy Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of my favorites.
Pie Iron Cookies

Pie Iron Cookies

Yield: 8 cookies
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

These pie iron cookies are an easy and tasty treat to make while camping. Check out the recipe and find tips for perfect pie iron cookies.

Ingredients

  • Pillsbury cookie dough
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

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. The cookies are done when they are slightly golden around the edges.

Allow to cool before removing from the iron.

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