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Can you bake cookies in a microwave?

  1. tirelesstraveler profile image80
    tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago

    Can you bake cookies in a microwave?

    My oven is broken and I have a lot of cookie dough.  Made before the oven died.  Can I bake cookies in the microwave?

  2. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    I believe it's possible, but you wouldn't be able to do them all at the same time and they don't come out as good. Think of them more like a spongy mush, rather than a soft/crispy cookie.

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image80
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Love your metaphore. You have put a smile on my face even if it looks like I won't get cookies.

  3. Faith Reaper profile image89
    Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago

    Maybe if you have one of those crisper sheets?  I do not think one can back in a microwave, but I have never tried to do so.

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image80
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I was pretty successful browning rolls in the covered gas grill the other night. Maybe the grill is a better choice. At least I can see what the temp is:)  I just really don't want to go stove hunting,

  4. Billie Kelpin profile image87
    Billie Kelpinposted 3 years ago

    There is a cake mix at Trader Joe's for fat free brownies that uses just yogurt and the mix! You make one serving and put it in the microwave.  (I use a tiny pyrex dish).  It takes a few seconds and you have a little brownie to satisfy a chocolate craving any time of day!  I never tried cookies,
    BUT, you can bake cakes and cookies in an ELECTRIC ROASTING PAN!  Who knew?  We live in an RV and I don't like lighting the propane gas oven when my husband isn't here to save me in case something goes wrong.  (Let's be honest here.  I don't like to light it at all and make my husband do it.)  So ANYWAY, I made batches of Pecan Fingers this Christmas that turned out perfectly.  Growing up In Milwaukee, the Nesco electric roasting pan was so popular every one would just say, "Are you going to use the Nesco for your turkey?"  So I do have an electric roasting pan in storage that I drag out when I want the equivalent of an oven. You can get an 18 qt. Nesco at Target for about $46 (I just looked it up). Cheers and best of luck, Billie

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image80
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      My husband's boss suggested getting a good toaster oven.  I laughed. If I don't want to shop for a range how would a toaster oven be better?
      You have given me an idea, I bet I could do cookie bars.

  5. BlossomSB profile image93
    BlossomSBposted 3 years ago

    I made 'melting moments' which is a shortbread kind of mix and after I'd made them all into nice little shapes and pressed them down with a fork they looked really good. But then the oven wouldn't light, so I transferred them to the lid of a microwave casserole dish. They cooked  but all ran into each other, so while still hot I cut them so they looked like shortbread. They were not very neat, but nice and crunchy. I think cakes work better in the microwave. Could you add some milk and an egg or two to your mixture and change it to being a cake? Or even in china cups (no gold or silver decorations) and you have individual cupcakes? Then it might work.

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image80
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I love that idea. I have just the lid.
      But,I have eaten most of the cookie dough already.  I guess the problem is resolving itself.

  6. StoneCircle profile image89
    StoneCircleposted 3 years ago

    That all depends on the microwave oven you have. Many are now convection ovens, too.
    Traditional microwave, probably not. have never come across a recipe to make them. I think it would just boil the batter.

  7. SilentMagenta profile image69
    SilentMagentaposted 3 years ago

    I actually do this. No, you can't really cook them like baked cookies in a regular microwave. However, you can warm them up. Put one cookie on a plate and warm it for like 10 seconds. If you want them on a bigger scale then no can't happen. Be careful the plate will be very hot. you will not be able to pick the cookie up and dunk it but you can spoon it. lol. Then drink the milk after if you need milk.

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image80
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, what a good idea.

    2. SilentMagenta profile image69
      SilentMagentaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Confessions of the college life. No oven, no stove, no problem. Lol.

 
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