Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Cookie Experiment

So, I conducted an experiment yesterday and I know you are anxious to hear about it. That is why you stopped by today, isn’t it? Clearly I am hurting for blog material. As those of you who live round these parts know, we have had 100 plus degree days for I don’t know how long – too long if you ask me. For those of you who know me or who have read this blog for any period of time, you know I some times like to do quirky things. So, I decided to conduct The Cookie Experiment. You probably already know where this is going, don’t you?

Over the weekend I bought some Nestle cookie dough, which was by one get one free at Publix by the way. Chocolate chip cookies are one of my most favorite things on earth. I have gone through phases, I’m not ashamed to say, where I will eat chocolate chip cookies every night. Love them! I actually bought these cookies just for experimental purposes if you can believe it. I honestly haven’t baked any of them except for the three I used in the experiment.

So, yesterday morning before I left for work, I put three of the unbaked chocolate chip cookies on my small Silpat and coordinating cookie sheet.

When I arrived at work, I placed the unbaked cookies on the dash of my car and headed in to the office. I wanted to see if they would bake in the heat of my car. I was pretty sure they would, but didn’t know if I would end up with hot dough or crispy cookies.

The cookies were placed on the dash around 7:25 (yes, I was running late – have been all week). I had an appointment yesterday afternoon; so, I left work around 2:40 and when I arrived at the car, the cookies were indeed baked through. The chocolate chips, were, naturally, gooey because of the heat, but the actual cookie was baked.

Pay no attention to my disgusting windsheild; it's the fault of my sappy Hackberry tree.

I took a bite out of one, and it was indeed delicious. I took a few photos, placed the cookies in the passenger seat and headed to my appointment. Every time I looked over and saw the cookies, it totally cracked me up.

Cookies - baked in the car! Yum!

The view through the dirty windshield - after I had taken some bites.

I left the cookies in the passenger seat through my appointment and while I was at the gym. I got home for the day around 6:40 and the cookies had been in the car the whole time, still making me laugh. Generally speaking, these cookies were actually a little crisper than I like. I prefer a chewier, softer cookie, but they were still good. I actually brought the other two today to eat with my lunch. I’m sure I’ll share this story with the girls at lunch who will think I’m even crazier than they first thought. I wanted someone to take my picture with the cookies, but sadly, there was no one around.

So, that was my experiment yesterday. Not the most exciting thing in the world, but it provided me with a little humor on and off throughout the day; not to mention my car briefly smelled like fresh baked cookies. I’m thinking about doing an egg next or maybe something else. Any suggestions?


Kimberly Washer said...

Oh Natasha!! That is stinkin' hilarious!! I'm so glad you did this experiment! It's Genious!! I have no ideas, but I'll be anxiously awaiting the next edition of experimeting with the heat!

Melissa said...

I'm thinking I would welcome that as a daily tradition...YUM! I'd like to drive home each miserably hot day with some fresh baked cookies :) Maybe in the winter, you could freeze some ice cream in the car :)

Janice said...

O.K. it was a wonderful idea. Infact Troy and Ashlyn would be thrilled if I picked them up and the car smelled like cookies and they could eat fresh car baked cookies. This is funny and no I don't think you are strange very creative though.
Keep coming up with new ideas to share.

Alison said...

Dear Natasha,
You totally rock. This is the funniest thing I've seen in quite a while.


Mary McLaughlin said...

You are too clever! I think you should send this to the Huntsville Times and all the TV stations! Who knew you could bake cookies in your car! I love it!

Candy said...

haha this cracked me up! I would like to mention good choice on the cookie - I see you chose the chocolate chunk cookies, one of my personal favorites! This made me so hungry that I actually have some cookies baking in the oven as I type this. I agree with Mary - you should send this in to the news! I think your blogs about nothing turn out to be the best blogs I've read :)

Erika said...

LOL! That is hilarious! Now I want chocolate chip cookies! I'm a little surprised that it worked that well, but good to know. I meant to buy some of that while it was BOGO, but I forgot :( I get on little "Cookie kicks" from time to time, and those are so handy for such occasions :)
I can't believe you even thought to bake cookies in your car...hahahahhaa

Jackie said...

That freaking rocks!! you are a genius. Love it!!

Caroline@carolinecollie said...

Natasha, you are one-of-a-kind! I am sharing your Cookie Experiment on my blog tomorrow. Priceless!

Lisa said...

Love this!! I too love me some chocolate chip cookies. My kids used to call them "uncookies" cause we like to bake them just a few minutes and take them out while still gooey. Uncookies are good in ice cream- taste just like cookie dough ice cream.
I love how you are do the things the rest of always say would be cool or neat to do but just never follow through with. We can live vicariously through you.