Sunday, June 28, 2009

It's hotter than he!! - time to bake cookies!

Since it was so hot that the frosting on my donut ...melted and slid off, so hot that my silver necklace was burning me...out of direct sunlight, so hot that children will not touch a door handle on the car. I decided that it was time for another hotter than he!! experiment.



Since we were baking every time we got in the car, I was sure that it was hot enough to bake cookies.
We preheated them on the dash board on the way home from the store, then put them on the pan. It was 106 F. outside the car, and by the time 15 minutes had passed, it was around 130 (according to my candy thermometer). The kids did a little guessing - it would get up to 110, or 115 in the car. It would take about 2 hours to bake. (Package directions called for 350 for 8-10 minutes.) We took them out after an hour though, because the temp actually started to go down after reaching a high of 140 - next time we'll start at noon, instead of 5 p.m.)

We checked on them after a half an hour, and they were spreading. But after an hour we only succeeded in melting all the oil out of them. They were somewhat solidified.
But don't worry. None of them went to waste.
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8 comments:

Bogner's said...

Too funny. I can't wait to see what happens when you start the cookies out before 5 o'clock! Craziness... that's one way to keep the kids entertained!
Rachel B

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ValleyGirl said...

Haha, what an awesome experiment!! Wow, I can't imagine heat like that. ::sigh::

Kristina P. said...

That is awesome! And I need a cookie now.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

You could dry fruit leather nicely in there. There's a recipe for rhubarb fruit leather on my cookbook site. Tasty.

Love all the experinments you are doing with the sun. Send cookies.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ I love your experiments!!! :)

Jen said...

LOL! That is so funny! You are the more creative and fun mom ever!!!

Sue said...

You don't get the title "one hot mamma" for nothing..

Too funny. That is totally something I would do.

Queen Mama said...

LOOOOVE the cookies. That is HILARIOUS! Wow, that is REALLY HOT!

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