Whether you’re planning a birthday celebration, a business event, a get-together with family and friends, or you’re simply in the mood for some fresh cookies, having a functional oven is essential.
Indeed, I have some exciting news for you. If your oven is broken or you are someplace without an oven, there are still methods to bake those cookies.
Let me to offer three inventive ways for baking cookies without an oven. Even better, cookies aren’t the only item you can make in the absence of an oven. Be sure you also learn how to make cakes without an oven.
There’s always another way to get it done
The typical procedure for making cookies is to spoon out the dough and place it in the oven until it reaches the desired warm, chewy, cakey, or crisped perfection.
Yet, if you are unable to use an oven, there are several basic techniques you may use. Here are three methods for baking those cookies without ever using an oven.
Making no-bake cookies, which also do not need an oven, is one way we will not explore (since it does not technically entail baking).
1 – Microwave Cookies
Microwaves are a terrific time saver that can be used to prepare a variety of foods, including cookies. You’ll only need to tweak your cookie dough recipe slightly to achieve the best results while baking in the microwave.
While making cookies in the microwave, avoid using ingredients like eggs, chocolate chips, butterscotch, or flavored candies.
There are a few reasons why you should avoid using these components in your microwave cookie recipe.
One reason is to keep the ingredients from separating in the microwave. The second reason is to avoid having some of your chocolate chips burnt while others remain cool. Microwaves save time, but they do not always uniformly disperse heat.
This isn’t to say that you can just create plain, unflavored cookies in the microwave. Flavoring agents such as cocoa powder and cinnamon may be used.
Maybe some graham cracker crumbs and marshmallow crumbs? Get inventive and create your own mixtures. You could might find a new favorite!
The following ingredients will be used in your simple microwave cookie recipe.
- 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of Sugar
- 8.0 ounces (225 grams) of Flour
- 8.0 ounces (225 grams) of butter or margarine
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
To prepare the cookie batter, combine the room temperature butter or margarine and the sugar in a mixing dish, then add the vanilla extract (or an equivalent). Sift together the flour and baking soda in a separate basin.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients in a mixing bowl until a smooth cookie dough consistency is achieved. You may form your cookies by hand or using a microwave-safe cookie mold.
Microwave the cookie dough for 3 to 5 minutes, or until done. Keep an eye on them and use a toothpick to ensure that they are properly cooked.
The actual cook time may vary based on the power, age, and condition of your microwave oven.
After you’ve figured out what works best for your recipe and your microwave, make a note of it for future time so you don’t have to guess.
Don’t forget to read about the finest cookie storage methods.
2 – Crock Pot Cookies
You can create wonderful cookies in your crock-pot, believe it or not. Watch the short video below to learn how it’s done.
Unlike microwave cookies, you do not need to make any changes to your standard cookie dough recipe.
According to GeniusKitchen.com, a six-quart oval crock-pot is desirable but not required for preparing cookies. You may just need to tweak your settings to get the same results, depending on the size, wattage, and condition of the crock pot you have available.
To begin, line the bottom of your crock-pot with aluminum foil to create a bowl shape. This will aid in the even baking of the cookie batter.
Spray the foil with cooking oil, then evenly distribute the dough (made as you would for baking) over it.
The most often recommended method is to cover the crock-pot and cook on low for 4 hours. Adjust your lid to leave it slightly ajar in the final 30 minutes.
Remove the foil edges to take the cookie from the slow cooker and set it aside to cool. You may now cut your big cookie into whichever size and shape you like.
Crockpotladies.com has a fantastic recipe for a huge ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie.
3 – Stove Top Cookies
The burner is used in our third cookie baking trick. So, if you don’t have an oven, you could not have a stove top either. But if you do, here’s how to bake cookies with it.
You may prepare the dough in the same way you would if you were intending to bake it in the oven, as with the crock pot cookie. There are no recipe modifications necessary.
Stovetop cookies are often likened to pancakes, so you can probably understand how you’re going to prepare them.
To begin, melt a tiny quantity of butter or margarine in a nonstick pan over low heat. Make sure the bottom of your pan is equally covered with melted butter before adding the cookie batter.
Shape tablespoons of dough into balls and arrange them on the pan at least two inches apart, much like a cookie sheet. Cover the pan with a lid after gently pressing the cookies down with a spatula to carefully flatten them.
Cook the cookie dough for approximately 5 minutes, then turn, flatten, and cover for another 5 minutes.
When the cookies are done, take them from the pan and place them on a cooling rack to cool.
Wrapping It Up
When you have a yearning for ooey-gooey cookies, you can’t help but give in and gratify it.
I hope these inventive techniques help you satisfy your cookie cravings even when you are unable to bake in an oven.
Who knows, maybe crock pot cookies will become your new favorite cookie recipe. Give it a go!
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