Patty (woodycakes) wrote,

So Much For Not Leaving Cookie Crumbs In the Car

It's Possible![Baking Bites]
You know how when you leave your car parked out in the sun and it's excruciatingly hot when you return? It's perenially hot in Manila and thus my hatred for leaving the car in anywhere non-shaded. But after seeing that I could do something useful with the car, like say bake cookies on the dashboard, I wouldn't mind leaving my car parked out now.

I can't believe it's even possible, but apparently, it works for real. Not that I'd be the one to do the baking, but I'm sure with a lot of convincing, my little sister would partake in this experiment.

Car-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, soft
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Beat in egg, followed by flour mixture and chocolate chips.
Place dough on a large sheet of wax paper and roll into a log approximately 11-inches long by 2.5-inches wide. Freeze for 2-3 hours, or overnight.
When ready to bake, park your car in the sun on a 100F+ day. Slice cookies into 1/4-inch thick slices and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Place baking sheet on car dashboard (with protective towel underneath) and bake for 2 1/2-3 hours, until done.
If you have a big dashboard (or a friend with another car), you can do two batches at once, otherwise you can save half of the dough for another day.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
If someone beats me to this, tell me if it works, I'm curious to see how hot it'll have to be inside the car for it to actually work out. I'm so tempted to try this one out already. Plus isn't this like helping save the environment a bit?

Sure, you're driving a gas guzzler but at least you're not using an oven! And if you drive an eco-friendly car, I guess you get bonus points for saving the earth on two fronts. *And on a side note, how opportune that I already had a Rob-cookie-icon ready!

Car-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies, step by step [Baking Bites via Boing Boing]
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