Easy Camping Cookies Recipe

Decorate traditional cookies to make these adorable camping cookies!

Decorate traditional cookies to make these adorable camping cookies!

My daughter’s school had their annual silent auction and I signed up to make some camping themed baked goods. I knew I had to go with a bar recipe, since it makes so many more (in my opinion, probably because I have to put all the dough in the pan at once and cannot continue to sample from the bowl as I wait for a sheet of cookies to bake) and it’s just easier! Whip it up, slap it into the pan, bake it, cool, cut and serve. And this time I went with a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe. You know, the one on the back of the bag of chocolate chips? Yeah, that one. What I love about this recipe is that a pan variation is provided so there’s no guessing how long to bake the bars or what size pan to use.

Decorate traditional cookies to make these adorable camping cookies!

The annual school auction was called Camp Cornerstone and the decorations committee did an amazing job transforming the school into a camp for an evening of raising money for the school. I was also on the brochure committee that put together the brochure. It all turned out great and over $10,000 was raised. So it was a busy, fun, eventful auction night and my cookies were a hit, as were several other great desserts!

Decorate traditional cookies to make these adorable camping cookies!

Easy Camping Cookies Recipe

Make a batch of bar cookies using this recipe. Cool them completely in the pan and then cut into 24 squares. I love to cut bar cookies with this pan scraper. I kid you not, it works amazing and it’s faster than you think. Nothing sticks to it and I get perfect cookies every time. If you make all 3 designs, you’ll have 8 cookies for each design.

Campfire Cookie Ingredients:

  • small pretzel sticks, broken in thirds and in half
  • 1/2 tub prepared white frosting
  • red, orange and yellow food coloring
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • seal-able sandwich bags

Decorate traditional cookies to make these adorable camping cookies!

Directions:

  1. Divide the frosting into thirds and place into 3 bowls. Tint each bowl a separate color, red, orange and yellow. Place frosting into seal-able bag and set aside.
  2. In a seal-able bag, add chocolate chips. Heat on high for 90 seconds, kneading every 20 seconds until melted. Snip the tip of the bag.
  3. Pipe some chocolate on the center of the cookie. Add pretzels to make the bottom base of the campfire logs. Add more chocolate and add another layer of pretzel logs. Set aside to harden.
  4. Snip the tip of each bag of frosting. Pipe onto the campfire logs. Repeat until you have the desired number of campfire cookies.

Pine Tree Cookie Ingredients:

  • green Wilton candy melts
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • seal-able sandwich bags

Decorate traditional cookies to make these adorable camping cookies!

Directions:

  1. Place chocolate chips into a seal-able bag and microwave for 90 seconds, kneading every 20 seconds until melted. Snip the tip of the bag and pipe a trunk onto each cookie. Set aside to harden.
  2. Microwave 1/2 cup of green candy melts in a seal-able bag for 90 seconds, kneading every 30 seconds until melted. Snip the tip of the bag and pipe a pine tree shape onto the bar. Set aside to harden.

S’more Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • mini marshmallows
  • seal-able sandwich bag

Decorate traditional cookies to make these adorable camping cookies!

Directions:

  1. Place chocolate chips into a seal-able bag and microwave for 90 seconds, kneading every 20 seconds until melted. Snip the tip of the bag and pipe two sticks onto each cookie.
  2. Place a dollop of chocolate onto a mini marshmallow and attach to the end of the sticks. Set aside to harden.

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