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Dashboard Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies baked right in your car!


  • ½ cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Park your car in full sun on a very hot day and place an oven thermometer on the dashboard. The temperature in your car should reach at least 150°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars together on medium high speed until light and creamy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix to combine. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix on low until just combined. Add the chocolate chips.
  • Roll into rounded tablespoons and place on prepared baking sheet. Chill for thirty minutes.
  • Place baking sheet inside your car on the dashboard, using towels or hot pads to prop it up and hold it in place. Close the car door and try to keep all doors closed as much as possible. Check on cookies every twenty minutes, when they look done, use your finger to test for doneness. Cookies should be firm on the edges and mostly firm in the middle.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
Note: It's possible that the temperature in your car may not be hot enough to properly cook the eggs to the recommended 165°F. If that is a concern, you can use pasteurized eggs.


Sodium: 70mg, Calcium: 16mg, Vitamin A: 176IU, Sugar: 12g, Fiber: 1g, Potassium: 79mg, Cholesterol: 23mg, Calories: 179kcal, Saturated Fat: 6g, Fat: 9g, Protein: 2g, Carbohydrates: 22g, Iron: 1mg
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