Best straight out of the car
October 3, 2007 12:26 PM   Subscribe

Global warming got you down? Bake some car cookies!
posted by ericbop (29 comments total)

 
When the apocalypse comes, we'll have plenty of delicious snacks on hand.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:29 PM on October 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Those cookies look pretty weak. Can I get some roast mutt instead?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:30 PM on October 3, 2007


Pretty soon you'll be able to do this sort of thing in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:36 PM on October 3, 2007


It says that woman bakes cookies in her care "all the time". It's got to take forever at that temperature--why not take a couple hours and build yourself a solar oven?
posted by DU at 12:36 PM on October 3, 2007


Talk abut fiddling while Rome burns.
posted by sourwookie at 12:42 PM on October 3, 2007


If "fiddling"="whining about global warming"

and

If "Rome burns"="Islamic terrorists trying to kill us and socialist politicians trying to increase taxes in order to destroy individualism and the free market"

then, yes, we are fiddling while Rome burns.
posted by tadellin at 12:46 PM on October 3, 2007


If "Rome burns"="Islamic terrorists trying to kill us and socialist politicians trying to increase taxes in order to destroy individualism and the free market"

What.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 12:51 PM on October 3, 2007 [3 favorites]


Toll Road cookies. What next? AutoBuns?
posted by hal9k at 12:53 PM on October 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


tadellin, are you being sarcastic? Because only a fool would equate whining with baking delicious cookies.
posted by ericbop at 12:54 PM on October 3, 2007


I wondered if I had to sell my car. Definitely not. But I have to remember this until next summer.
posted by nicolin at 1:01 PM on October 3, 2007


tadellin like troll house cookies.
posted by rtha at 1:04 PM on October 3, 2007 [4 favorites]


Who gave tadellin a weed brownie?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:05 PM on October 3, 2007


tadellin, you're not supposed to stay in the car while the cookies bake--it will give you heat stroke and make you spout nonsense.
posted by maxwelton at 1:06 PM on October 3, 2007


If "fiddling"="whining about global warming"

and

If "Rome burns"="Islamic terrorists trying to kill us and socialist politicians trying to increase taxes in order to destroy individualism and the free market"


Ah, so that's how the crazies think!
posted by Citizen Premier at 1:16 PM on October 3, 2007


tadellin, shhhhhh! keep your paranoid nonsense to yourself.
posted by MythMaker at 1:16 PM on October 3, 2007


Cookies, feh. Bake a chicken.

Best book ever., especially if you've got a big block.
posted by jamaro at 1:18 PM on October 3, 2007


Dear Baking Bites,

Your curiosity was "piqued", not "peaked".

Sincerely,
posted by mrnutty at 1:39 PM on October 3, 2007


The joy of cookies hot out of the car is diminished by the thought of flies crawling all over them and having to wait 2 1/2 hours to get to them. Oven wins.
posted by triggerfinger at 1:54 PM on October 3, 2007


But behind the windshield
My delicacy's complete
and I feel like Emma Peel
James Bond with hardened nerves of cold steel
Eating cookies at the Wheel.

posted by Smart Dalek at 2:11 PM on October 3, 2007


You got maggots in your car, there, triggerfinger?
posted by katillathehun at 2:24 PM on October 3, 2007


I was all set to try this, since I'm always complaining about how much my vehicle interior heats up. But then I got to this bit:

"Rules for baking cookies in a car:
It must be
at least 95F outside, preferably warmer."

So not exactly practical without driving a few hours out to the desert, is it?
posted by majick at 2:29 PM on October 3, 2007


So not exactly practical without driving a few hours out to the desert, is it?

Very practical for me. I could park just outside my San Fernando Valley office door most days between July and September.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:56 PM on October 3, 2007


This looks like a good way to give a lot of people food poisoning. You do NOT want to have a slab of egg, milk, and sugar goo sitting in a car that is around 95-130 degrees for several hours. Buy the commercial log of germ free cookie goo if you're going to try this. Failiure to bring the car up to a solid bacteria killing temp = worst gut rotting feeling of your life.
posted by Muddler at 3:59 PM on October 3, 2007


My car often gets up to 120°F and I'm at ~44°N. Down in Arizona or SoCal I'm sure they get to a solid bacteria killing temp.

In any case, it wouldn't give "a lot of people" food poisoning. Who shares their fresh-baked cookies?!
posted by DU at 4:24 PM on October 3, 2007


“Who shares their fresh-baked cookies?!”

Nice people?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 5:04 PM on October 3, 2007


Pretty soon you'll be able to do this sort of thing in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

For the visually inclined, a little bit of summertime blues.
posted by IndigoJones at 5:50 PM on October 3, 2007


One neat technique for aging and mellowing pipe tobacco is stoving -- basically, cooking tobacco for long duration with low heat. The nice thing about a long, hot summer is that a gallon zip-close bag full of five pounds of tobacco "auto stoves" really nicely on the rear deck of my Nissan.
posted by pax digita at 6:37 PM on October 3, 2007


When global warming gets me down, which it does quite often, I try to envision ways that I can contribute to the solution. The easiest for me is to write in my blog, and comment on other blogs. Trying to spread the good green word . . .
posted by lamarguerite at 9:57 PM on October 3, 2007


I know that raw eggs in cookie batter= bad, and you don't want people getting sick, but of all the times I snitched cookie batter when I was a kid, and the times now that I do it even though I know better, I can't remember even once getting sick.

So baking the cookies in the car (which I could easily do, my car is at 92 degrees when it comes out of the garage, for heaven's sake) is not nearly as enticing to me as just plain eating the cookie dough.
posted by misha at 4:32 PM on October 8, 2007


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