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Campfire Cookies

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Campfire Cookies are one of those desserts that are fun to make even if you aren’t going camping! This decorated sugar cookie recipe is quite tasty too. I love finding recipes where the kids can get creative, have fun and most of all make memories! And what better way to make Summer memories then making cookies that have S’mores made from pretzels and mini marshmallows?

Sugar cookies with green frosting, tootsie roils, gummy bears, and pretzels and mini marshmallows

How to Make Campfire Cookies

Planning on going camping this Summer? Make sure to check out our post on finding the best campground for your family! Looking for a few delicious recipes to make while you are camping too? One easy breakfast idea that would require a Dutch oven as well as some canned biscuits is our recipe for Canned Biscuit Donuts! This recipe is so easy and delicious! You’ll have homemade donuts to nosh on around the fire in no time!

Of course, while you are camping, you are definitely going to need the classic recipe for making a hobo dinner. I have tried this recipe a multitude of different ways and honestly, regardless of how you make it, it’s always simply delicious.

Make sure to print off our Camping Scavenger Hunt printable at the bottom of the post!

Can I Use Frosting in a Can?

Absolutely! This recipe is all about having fun in the kitchen; whether it be in your camper or at home! 

Where Do I find Pre-Made Sugar Cookies in a Store?

If your store doesn’t have a bakery, then head to the cookie aisle. There are many brands of sugar cookies that would work great with this recipe!

Here’s Why This Recipe Works

This recipe totally works because it’s

  • Easy
  • Kid-friendly
  • Budget friendly

Expert Tips, Ingredient List and Suggestions for Recipe Success

  • Store bought Sugar Cookies OR make Sugar cookies from a mix – either will work great.
  • Whoppers candy – or other malted candy.
  • Green Food Coloring – you can also use food coloring gel. By using gel, you will get a richer color.

Step by Step Instructions

You fill find completed instructions in the recipe card below. These in-process photos are for reference.

Frosting the cookies

Cutting Tootsie Rolls

Constructing the campfire on the cookie

Campfire Sugar Cookies

Recipe FAQ

Why are my cookies raw in the middle?

It’s because you didn’t let your cookie dough cool before baking it. I know that sounds odd right? If you softened or melted your butter in the microwave before adding it to your batter, you are adding something warm to the batter. You need to let the dough then chill before baking it. If you don’t, the dough will spread out too quickly and not bake correctly.

Why do cookies burn on the edges?

It’s because you put raw cookie dough on a cookie sheet that was still warm and put that into the oven. When you are placing cookies onto a baking sheet that is going into the oven, that sheet has to be cool so everything bakes and warms together. If not, the cookies will burn on the edges because the warm sheet will allow the dough to spread too quickly.

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Campfire cookies made with sugar cookies, tootsie rolls, and pretzels

Campfire Cookies Recipe

MomSkoop Staff


Campfire Cookies are one of those desserts that are fun to make even if you aren't going camping! This decorated sugar cookie is quite tasty too. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Additional Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 48 kcal


  • 1 package store bought Sugar Cookies OR make Sugar cookies from a mix
  • 1 container White Frosting
  • 1 package Gummy Bears
  • 1 package Whoppers Candy or other malted candy.
  • 1 package Tootsie Rolls
  • 1 package Mini Pretzel Sticks
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Lighter optional


  • If you are using a sugar cookie mix, follow the directions and bake accordingly.
  • Once the cookies are light golden brown, remove them from the oven and let them cool. While the cookies are cooling, prepare the frosting.
  • In a small bowl, add the frosting and mix in the green food coloring a little at a time. (Remember you can add MORE but you can’t SUBTRACT food coloring). Mix together until you find the right color consistency you are looking for. Then spread the frosting onto the cookies.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut knife marks lengthwise into the tootsie rolls so they resemble logs. Cut the gummy bears into 3 pieces and dice the whoppers into small pieces.
  • Next sprinkle some whopper pieces onto the middle of the cookies. Then take 3 tootsie rolls and lay around the whopper pieces in the shape of a triangle.
  • Place some of the gummy bear pieces inside the triangle of tootsie rolls to resemble fire flames. Poke a pretzel stick into a marshmallow but not through it. It will look like a roasting marshmallow on a stick. Repeat this for as many as you need.
  • Place 3 of the marshmallow sticks on each cookie in a pyramid shape over the campfire, making sure the marshmallows touch at the top.


 An optional step: Take a lighter and run it over the marshmallows to give them a roasted look!
This post was originally on our website called Life Food Family.


Serving: 1gCalories: 48kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 52mgSugar: 4g
Keyword Campfire Cookies, Campfire Sugar Cookies, Sugar Cookies
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