Do you have a Dad or family member who loves to camp? Make them these You Just ‘Camp’ Be Beat Cookies!
Do you love to camp? Tent camping, RV vamping, cabin camping, glamping, you name it, I’ll go.
I have camped on the beach and in the mountains, and I spent a week one summer camping along the Natchez Trace Parkway. (I won’t lie, a week in a tent is a long time. That trip we only stayed at each campsite for a night or two and then moved along down the trail.) While I grew up tent camping, it is a little more complicated when you are the adult. Which is why, with quite a bit of camping under our belts, I came up with my list of camping essentials.
My favorite camping trip was the time we went to Big Bend National Park. The landscape was amazing, different from anywhere I had been before. Plus we did a day trip to Marfa where I met America Ferrera.
Camp Be Beat
With so much camping going on, it only seemed fitting to make some camping cookies for Father’s Day this year.
I love puns, so I am calling these my camp be beat cookies!
I am making my camp be beat cookies for Father’s Day, but they would be perfect for any camping related party.
These cookies are 3 inch by 3 inch squares. I didn’t have a square cookie cutter so after rolling out the sugar cookie dough I simply used a ruler to measure the size and a knife to cut out the cookies.
The frosting is pretty simple. I made a batch of pretty thick icing and divided it into two parts. I left half of the frosting white, and the other half of the icing I thinned slightly and tinted brown with food coloring. For the background of my camping sign cookies I iced the cookie with the the brown frosting, leaving a slight border at the edges. Let the cookies set before piping on the white designs on top. Using a piping bag and a very small frosting tip I free-handed the camping sign designs (while looking at picture of camping signs).
The designs on these cookies are all inspired by actual camping signs.
- Picnic areas
I used photos of the camp signs from a national park website to freehand the designs.
I also designed a fun printable to go along with the cookies. You can get the free printable HERE.
Want more Father’s Day gift idea’s? See my full list of Do-It-Yourself Father’s Day Gift Ideas!