Friday, October 7

Best Ever Solar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coocakes? or Cupkies?
I've entered Tina's  Moms Crazy Cooking Challenge. Once a month, cooks from all over the blogosphere will take on the challenge of finding a recipe from another blogger, prepare it, then share that recipe on their blog, simultaneously!, and have a linked up list of the other challengers and their recipe choices. Your job -- should you choose to accept it -- is to visit as many as you can to discover recipes they have found and possibly new bloggers to follow. And, then, you're supposed to VOTE for your favorite recipe. (No pressure here, but should you be so moved...)  My understanding is that you are also welcome to join the challenge, too! This month's challenge is Chocolate Chip Cookies.

That said, Debbie Koenig at Words to Eat By intrigued me with this recipe,  Unbelievably Good Chocolate Chunk Cookies. I decided to give a solar twist to it and do something I've wanted to do for a very long time. If you've been following me, then you know that there are few and far between sweets here and I happen to be one of those people who don't particularly care for chocolate. But, I didn't want a day of cookie baking, so decided to try out my mini-muffin pans in the solar oven. Tada!

At 300F, the solar oven did two batches at just under twenty-five minutes, each. Frankly, the next time, I would check them just a hair sooner (like, twenty minutes) because the surround heat of the cups helped the cooking. Keeping the dough level to just under the top edge of a small ice-cream scooper, there was approximately a tablespoon of dough per cup or what would have been a 2.5" to 3" flat cookie. These Coocakes(?) or Cupkies(?) were crunchy on the outside and nice and soft on the inside -- and, fun. And, these are unbelievably good chocolate chip cookies!  Have fun checking out the other fantastic recipes, too, and meet some new friends.


Please visit Moms Crazy Cooking Challenge and VOTE for me -- I'm Number 56 in the pictures. Just click on the "Like" beneath the picture and over the caption, "Best Ever Solar Chocolate Chip Cookies," because, well, it just happens to be true!


  1. Sharlene, who would've thought you could make those wonderful looking cookies using solar heat! Oh my goodness, I feel like a total lout for wasting so much electricity in my own home every time I make chocolate chip cookies! It might be a good thing I don't have a solar oven because I, unlike you, love chocolate. Imagine the weight gain! hee hee! :)

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  3. Oooo they look gorgeous. I must stop visiting you when I'm hungry :-) xx

  4. oooh, cupkies. I think you're on to something. Sounds delicious!

  5. Cupkies, love it! Very interesting the solar angle, looking forward to reading more of your blog.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my entry, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps.

    Cook Lisa Cook

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  7. What a unique idea! These look delicious! While I don't have a solar oven, I think I might have to try cookies in a muffin tin!

  8. These sound awesome, and who would've thought to use a solar oven! Very interesting!! Thanks for sharing! Come check out my entry #34, Hot Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  9. I sooo love all your solar cooking Sharlene! It's been a while since I last posted on your blog but I am happy to be back and be able to catch up with you! Big Hugs!


  10. These look so good! They remind me of the ones you find at the grocery store, now I will make them because they are super easy to make!

  11. Looks great, maybe I should try it this weekend.

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