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Fresh Solar Baked Peanut Butter Cookies

With Thanksgiving  just around the bend, it’s time to get out your solar oven and do a little baking. Why not start with a delicious treat that young and old enjoy…peanut butter cookies? Here’s our family recipe that we’ve used for decades. In the solar oven, it’ll most likely take about 1 1/2 hours to bake them. Of course, this depends on how high a temperature you achieve and how strong the sunshine is in your neck of the woods.

The day we tried this, the temperature was 26 degrees when we set out the oven at 9:30am and 43 degrees when we brought it in at 11:10am. Our solar oven’s temperature peaked at around 242 degrees.

Hot from the Solar Oven, Peanut Butter Cookies

We didn’t add any raisins, nuts or Hersey kisses, nor did we fancily flatten them with a fork or glass. You can try that. The main thing is, they came out delicious! This is really simple to make.


1 cup peanut butter (we used creamy)

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla (optional)



Simply mix everything in a bowl, then scoop out with a tablespoon  or your hands and form into 1 1/2″ balls. Place onto an ungreased cookie sheet and set in your preheated solar oven. You should yield at least a dozen cookies. If your solar oven is preheated to at least 150 degrees, it should take less than 2 hours to have this delicious batch of cookies ready to serve. Oh, yes, you should let them cool a little after removing from the oven.

Happy Munching!

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November 19, 2012 12:59 am