Spicy Camp Cookies

by Jessica on March 23, 2011

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The story behind these is a sweet one. A momma would make a double batch of these bars as treats for her kiddos to take along on camping trips. The bars would be devoured within minutes of making it to the campsite and sometimes the pan made it out of the car with only a few crumbs left behind.

I haven’t tried them as bars just yet, but believe me, it won’t be long before I do. As drop cookies, they’re some of the best I’ve made. Ever. I took them to a cookout at our friends’ house over the weekend… let’s just say that I knew they were good when L ate three of them before dinner and two more for “dessert”.

Spicy Camp Cookies | http://mybakingheart.com

Spicy Camp Cookies

Yield: Approximately 27-30 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie


  • 2-1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 c unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 c light brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips


Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves and nutmeg in a medium-size bowl. Cream the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer set on medium speed; beat in the brown and granulated sugars and vanilla until creamy.

Add the eggs to the butter mixture, beating until combined. Gradually add the flour mixture, beating until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop the batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake for approximately 10 to 13 minutes.

The spices give these a golden brown look even when they're not fully cooked, so to see if they're done, lightly touch the center of a cookie - it should have a little give. Remember, cookies continue to bake on the sheet after they're removed from the oven; for chewier cookies, remove these from the sheet immediately, or leave them to cool on the sheet for crispier cookies.

Adapted from: The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen


PointsPlus™ Value: 4


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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 yummychunklet March 23, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Cloves and nutmeg? Those are nice spicey cookies!


2 Nic March 24, 2011 at 11:31 am

These look perfectly perfect!


3 Allison March 25, 2011 at 12:48 am

OH YUM! I gotta make these!


4 Amanda D. March 25, 2011 at 10:07 am

Omigosh, they look and sound divine. Definitely going to give them a try!


5 Megan March 27, 2011 at 11:10 am

A spicy chocolate chip cookie? I’m in! 🙂


6 Megan March 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I got them in the oven. The dough is soo good, I cant wait for a cookie! 🙂


7 Eliana March 29, 2011 at 9:33 am

Hmmm – love the idea of these. They are like a spicy chocolate chip cookie. I will defenitely be making them in the near future.


8 Kate September 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Excited to make these for our 1st time! We are taking these on our 1st family camp out into the Mountains, with our 5 children!!! Hope they are a success…sounds perfect! Thank you for passing on the childhood memories!


9 Rebek June 18, 2015 at 6:01 am

Love these. One of my go-to cookie recipes


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