Cookies are delicious, and any time is the perfect time to eat them.
Here’s a cookie recipe we make when we're camping that’s easy to master and easy to make your own.
Basic Backcountry Cookies
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup powdered milk (regular, soy, coconut, or Nido)
- 3 Tbs. water
- ¾ cup baking mix* (4 cups flour, 2 ½ Tbs. baking powder, ¼ cup powdered milk, 2 tsp. salt)*(We recommend mixing this ahead of time!)
- ½ cup white flour
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- Cream sugar and butter together.
- Mix milk powder and water and add to sugar-butter mixture
- Combine flour, salt, and baking mix and add to other ingredients, working it into a stiff dough
- Divide into nine pieces
- Flatten and bake for about 10 minutes, using a twiggy fire
Makes nine 3-inch cookies or one GIANT cookie.
- Add a mixture of 1 ½ Tbs. brown sugar and ½ tsp. cinnamon over the cookies before baking
- Mix ½ cup of a mixutre of fruit, nuts, and seeds into the dough before baking
- Omit the salt and add 4 Tbs. peanut butter, 2Tbs. more flour, and ¼ cup chopped peanuts
- Replace powdered milk with ½ cup cocoa and 4 Tbs. water
Molly is a NOLS instructor and writer. She loves the smell of her backpack and does her best writing before 7:00 am. When she's not scouting the next post for the NOLS Blog, she's running and climbing on rocks in Wyoming. Follow her on Instagram @mgherber