When we heard today was going to be one of the hottest days of the year we decided to see just how hot it would get. Almost a year ago to the day, our first experiment was seeing how fast an ice cube would melt on the pavement in extreme heat. Pretty fast. The next logical test? The chocolate chip cookie experiment.
The oven; our old 2001 Mercury Sable. The cookie dough: Shop Rite Break ‘n Bake. Standard cookie sheet. The time 11:29 AM.
After just under half an hour in the hot car the dough is already showing signs of baking.
But after this, the baking slowed down. We checked on it another half hour later with little difference. We had a few errands to run so we let the slow baking continue. When we returned four hours later the cookies had pretty much run their course.
The final product is below. The cookies were hard on the top and mostly baked but not 100%. The bottoms were quite mushy.
Final verdict? It was hot. But not that hot. What should next year’s experiment be?
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