While waiting 2 hours for them to bake added to the anticipation (slightly), it also proved a bit annoying. "Almost done" in the car is at least 25 more minutes, as opposed to the 2 or 3 minutes in a conventional oven. The end product was tasty-ish until the novelty of eating food baked in the car wore off! Then they were just a gooey mess!
But you would never know they were less than perfect looking at these pictures! Don't they look delicious?
Baking cookies in the car was definitely worth doing and the teachable moments were innumerable (had I chosen to take advantage of them-but did I mention they took 2 hours to bake? I kind of lost my steam!) But we did learned one thing in spite of ourselves. If our oven breaks, and it's over 100 degrees out, and all the restaurants are closed, and all of our friends are out of town, and we are quarantined, we will not have to go without food! Because now we know how to bake food in our car! What an awesomely vital survival technique that my children now know! I'm sure they will use it often!