How To: Bake cookies on your car's dashboard

Bake cookies on your car's dashboard

Craving cookies but don't want to turn your kitchen into a sauna? Don't fret. Just turn your car into an oven! Watch this video to learn how to bake cookies on your car's dashboard.

Step 1. Prepare the cookie sheet

Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. If you're using premade cookie dough, cut it into ¼-inch thick slices and place them on the sheet about 2 inches apart. If using homemade dough, roll pieces into 1-inch balls and drop them onto the cookie sheet.

WARNING: Because of the low baking temperature, the eggs in the cookie dough may not cook completely. To reduce your risk of salmonella infection, use dough with pasteurized egg whites, or search online for eggless dough recipes.

Step 2. Cover and refrigerate

Use a spatula to flatten the cookies slightly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you're ready to hit the road.

Step 3. Park your car

Find a very sunny spot to park your car in during the hottest part of the day, which is usually from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the summer. Let it sit in the sun for at least 15 minutes.

Step 4. Set out cookie sheet

Place the cookie sheet on the dashboard, and put a thermometer next to it so you can look through the windshield to check your car's temperature. The inside of the car should reach at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 5. Be patient

Be patient. You must wait anywhere from two to three and a half hours for your cookies to cook completely. Don't open the car doors until at least two hours have passed. You don't want any heat to escape.

Step 6. Check the cookies

After two hours have passed, or when the cookies look baked, open the door to check on them. If they stick to the sheet when you try to lift them with a spatula, they're not done yet.

Step 7. Remove and eat

Carefully remove the cookies from the car, and watch them disappear!

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