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Make Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Cardboard Box?

By on Aug 27, 2009 in Blog | 2 comments

DSC00706I went camping with my wife and some friends… It was my job to make desert.  So, I wanted to make chocolate chip cookies.  Despite the criticism and disbelief from my peers, I did successfully bake cookies while camping.  Here’s how I did it:

  1. 1. Get the supplies:
    1. 1. Cardboard box
    2. 2. Tape
    3. 3. Tinfoil
    4. 4. Coat hanger
    5. 5. Old crappy cast iron pan
    6. 6. Coal
    7. 7. Cookie dough
  2. 2. Fold and tape the bottom of the cardboard box closed.
  3. 3. Cut two opposite flaps off of the top of the box (so the two remaining flaps act as double doors).
  4. 4. Line the inside of your box, and flaps, with tinfoil (I used two layers of foil).
  5. 5. Straighten out your coat hangers and poke them through a little bit above the middle of the box creating an oven rack.
  6. 6. Take the two flaps that you cut off in step 3 and wrap them in foil… Now you have cookie sheets.
  7. 7. Heat up the coal so its white ish and glowing.
  8. 8. In this process, each individual coal is roughly equivalent to 50 degrees.  So, 350 degrees you need about 7 coals.
  9. 9. Use an old cast iron pan and fill it with the appropriate amount of briquettes.
  10. 10. Let the coal heat up the oven for 5 to 10 min or so.
  11. 11. Pop the cookies in your cardboard box oven using your make shift cookie sheets.
  12. 12. Check on your cookies often (I have found that they cook a little faster than normal).
  13. 13. Bam! You have it! Chocolate chip cookies made in a cardboard box oven.