Campfire Cookies With Chocolate Chips

These Campfire Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect camping dessert, combining the nostalgia of homemade treats with the simplicity of outdoor cooking. Soft, chewy, and filled with chocolate chips, these cookies sure to hit the spot among campers of all ages.


Step by step

1. Mix Dry Ingredients
Start by mixing the flour and baking soda in a small bowl. Set it aside for later.
2. Prepare Wet Ingredients
In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat in the egg until smooth.
3. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients
Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until smooth.
4. Add Rolled Oats
Stir in the rolled oats until a sticky dough forms.
5. Fold in Chocolate
Gently fold in the chopped chocolate until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
6. Prepare Skillet
When you’re ready to bake, line your cast iron skillet with parchment paper and spread the dough evenly.
7. Cover and Bake
Cover the skillet with foil and place it over low, indirect heat on your campfire or grill. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and the middle is set.
8. Let It Cool
Remove the skillet from the fire and let the cookie cool. Pro tip: Use the parchment paper to lift it out for faster cooling.
9. Serve And Enjoy
Once cooled, cut into slices and serve with a dollop of whipped cream for extra indulgence.


4 Servings

1 cup all-purpose flour (120 grams)
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 ½ cups rolled oats
1 bar of your favorite chocolate, chopped
Whipped cream (optional, but highly recommended!)

Nutrition Info

Per Serving

Calories: 748kcal
Carbohydrates: 98g
Protein: 12g
Fat: 35g

Note: Nutrition values are estimated and may vary.

Additional Info

Prep times

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Total Time: 40 min
Servings: 4

These Campfire Cookies with Chocolate Chips are guaranteed to be a hit with everyone around the fire. So, grab your ingredients, gather around, and get ready to make memories – and delicious cookies. Let us know how you liked it and whether you changed anything!

Tips For Success

Don’t Overmix the Dough
When mixing your cookie dough, be careful not to overmix. Overmixing can lead to tough cookies instead of soft and chewy ones. Mix until just combined for the best results.
Don’t have a cast iron skillet?
If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, use a disposable aluminum pan lined with parchment paper as a makeshift alternative.
Prepare Dough Beforehand for Better Results
For even better flavor and texture, prepare your dough beforehand at home and chill the cookie dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before baking. Keep it in a refrigerator while driving to your camping site. Chilling allows the flavors to meld together and helps prevent the cookies from spreading too much in the oven.
Make Mini Cookies for Easy Sharing
Instead of baking one giant cookie, portion out the dough into smaller cookies and bake them individually. Not only does this make serving a breeze, but it also ensures that everyone gets a taste of the deliciousness.

Recipe Modifications

Add Some Nutty Crunch
Consider adding chopped nuts like walnuts, pecans, or almonds to the dough. They’ll add a delicious texture and a hint of nuttiness that complements the chocolate perfectly.
Go for Dark Chocolate
While milk chocolate is a classic choice, why not switch things up with dark chocolate chunks? Dark chocolate adds a rich, slightly bitter flavor that balances the sweetness of the cookie dough. Plus, it’s packed with antioxidants!
Make Them Gluten-Free
If you’re looking to cater to gluten-free folks or simply want to switch things up, try using gluten-free flour in place of all-purpose flour. Just make sure to check that all your ingredients, including the chocolate, are gluten-free.
Add Dried Fruit for Sweetness
For a natural sweetness and chewy texture, toss in some dried fruit like raisins, cranberries, or chopped apricots. They’ll add a pop of color and a burst of fruity flavor to your cookies.
Get Creative with Toppings
Once your cookies are baked, don’t be afraid to get creative with toppings. Drizzle them with melted chocolate, sprinkle them with sea salt, or sandwich them together with a scoop of ice cream for the ultimate dessert indulgence.
Get Creative with Add-Ins
From shredded coconut to crushed pretzels to mini marshmallows, the options are endless. Let your imagination run wild and customize your campfire cookies to suit your taste preferences.
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