I’ve had “bake cookies in the car” on my to do list for years. Ever since I saw a news report on “How to bake cookies in the car” back in college. Then I saw someone had written an entire book on how to bake cookies in the car, and your entire dinner in the car.
Now these people were in Arizona, so it gets above 100 degrees. We’ve had a cool summer, and a few weeks ago we decided to try it. Especially since Almost Unschoolers had tried to bake cookies in the car. I really wanted to try baking cookies in the car.
First we put cookies on two different types of cookies sheets, a stoneware sheet, and a metal one. My theory was to see which one would cook better.
Then we put the cookies on the dashboard, and commenced baking cookies in the car. We’d go out and check on it occasionally, and they slowly cooked over the day.
About noon the cookies we were baking in the car looked like this. The kids were excited to see them baking. It looked about the same on both sheets, so no obvious difference. It’s rather like a slow cooker.
At the end of the day, the cookies looked done on the top, but when you flipped them over it was rather doughy. If you’re looking for excessively chewy cookies, these would fit the bill, but it really wasn’t done.
We talked through why it might not have worked, here’s our theories:
- it’s just not possible to really cook in our car
- our car was in the shade, maybe that made it too cool to work
- maybe it wasn’t hot enough, but it was over 100 degrees that day, so we didn’t think that was likely.
Anyone tried baking cookies in the car? What were your results?
I haven’t had internet access most of this week, I’m finishing writing and publishing this at a McDonald’s while the kids pester me for attention. So, I obviously did not check your posts or get my favorites this week. I’ve got about 3 leftover from last week that I’d planned to spotlight……… Best laid plans and all that. Oh, and if you’re wondering about the snake, that set of pictures didn’t make it onto my lap top for whatever reason.
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