If it's 85 degrees or hotter, your car literally becomes an oven. Trust us, we have proof.
We've seen the old trick of frying an egg on sizzling pavement, but baking cookies on the dashboard of a steamy car is whole new heat theory. To put it to the test, a meteorologist at The Weather Network placed a half dozen dollops of chocolate-chip cookie dough on a baking sheet and started his timer. Watch what happens next:
Although the cookies take four hours at 85 degrees to get ooey gooey, if it's any hotter—like the 95-degree heat wave that recently hit the Northeast—those treats will definitely be done a lot sooner. Make sure they're not too underdone, though, or you could be at risk for salmonella.