This easy camping recipe makes the best skillet cookies. Our kids request that we make cookies over the campfire every single day that we are camping!
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How to make the best skillet cookies:
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- 6″ cast iron skillet
- Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough
- Non stick spray or olive oil (optional)
- 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.
- Place half of the cookie dough in the skillet and spread it 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 our “How to Build a Campfire for Cooking” post for more tips and tricks!
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.
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.
Camping essentials for skillet recipes:
- I love using this Lodge Cast Iron Skillet for all of my sauteing.
- These silicone tongs are perfect for flipping and grasping hot food.
- This 9QT Overmont Dutch Oven is my favorite for one pots style meals over the fire.
- These long handled wooden utensils make stirring easy and they don’t melt or get too hot!
- This cast iron scrubber set is perfect for safely cleaning your cast iron.
This skillet cookie has been perfectly baked over the fire. You can see the edges are only slightly browned.
The kids like to top this camping treat with melted marshmallows or vanilla ice cream if we have any in the trailer freezer.
We are no strangers to cooking cookies in the great outdoors! Be sure to check out our Pie Iron Cookie Recipe too.
More 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.
Last time that we made these skillet cookies we had a large group of boys hovering around the campsite who were all ready to dig in with their own forks! They are perfect for feeding a crowd!
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- Non stick spray
- Pillsbury cookie dough
- Coat the skillet in non stick spray or olive oil.
- Spread half of the cookie dough onto the skillet.
- Cook over the campfire on low for 15 - 25 minutes.