Deliciously crisp and golden, Pie Iron Cookies are a great camping treat! These sweet delights are cooked over an open flame for a nostalgic outdoor dessert.
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.
These pie iron cookies are an easy and tasty treat to make while camping.
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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.
Be sure to check out this how to make a campfire for cooking post to get the perfect cookies every time!
How to make pie iron cookies
- Spray the inside of the pie iron with non stick cooking spray.
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 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!
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.
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 cooking with a pie iron
- When cooking with a pie iron, begin by applying non stick cooking spray or oil to the inside of both iron plates. This step is important so that your delicious meal doesn’t stick to the iron and burn.
- Place your recipe ingredients into the iron before closing and latching it.
- Cook the recipe over an open fire. We recommend placing the iron over the fire for two minutes before unlatching, checking for doneness and flipping the iron over to cook the other side.
- Use caution when handling both the metal latch and handles as they can become hot while cooking.
- 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. The cookies are done when they are slightly golden around the edges.
Allow to cool before removing from the iron.