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You Will Need
- Nonstick cooking spray
- A cookie sheet
- Cookie dough
- A plastic or silicone spatula
- Plastic wrap
- A car
- A thermometer that reads temperatures up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit
- A potholder or towel
- An eggless dough recipe
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Let them cook for another 20 minutes or so. If they come up easily, the edges are firm and the center is no longer gooey, they're done!
Remove and eat
Carefully remove the cookies from the car, and watch them disappear!