What’s Today’s Dessert Surprise?

Delicious Camp Food

Delicious Camp FoodEvery day before free swim, as the campers rush eagerly to the lake, there is a tradition, of sorts, when walking by the kitchen. No matter how eager everyone is for a swim, there is always a pause outside the kitchen to take in the wafts of that day’s dessert escaping the kitchen doors.

Could it be carrot cake? Brownies? Strawberry shortcake?

It’s a mystery that remains until all the dinner dishes are cleared and the heroic kitchen staff emerge carrying trays of delicious treats.

Delicious Camp FoodWhat is today’s treat?………….. Grandma’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! These cookies are not only extremely popular among our campers, but are a featured treat at the Frontenac Frolic!

Today, we are going to share the delicious camp food experience with a recipe so you can enjoy a taste of camp any time! However, be warned, the recipe is meant for hungry campers and so the recipe is camp sized! Be ready for lots of yummy cookies!


Grandma’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour 15 Minutes Servings: 96


2 cups butter
2 cups brown sugarDelicious Camp Food
1/2 cup white sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
6 cups rolled oats
1 cup milk
2 cups milk chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie

2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice and cloves; stir into the sugar mixture until well blended.

Mix in the rolled oats alternately with the milk. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls 3 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 11 minutes, or until edges are golden and tops are dry. Cool on cookie sheets for 1o minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.


– Kaitlin S.

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