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Bake Cookie Dough as Bars in Toaster Oven

I have a bunch of the Betty Crocker cookie mixes that I bought for next to nothing, but have been buying cookies instead due to the extreme heat in Arizona and not wanting to turn on my oven. So I decided to try making the cookies into bar cookies to cut down on cooking time and effort.

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I melted the butter in the microwave so it would be more of a liquid, mixed in the egg and then stirred in the cookie mix. Then I sprayed an 8x8 inch baking pan very thoroughly with butter-flavored Pam, pressed the mixture evenly into the pan, and popped it into my toaster oven.

I cooked at the same temperature but for a longer time, until set, just like the regular cookies. I made sure they were cooled down before I cut them, so they wouldn't fall apart. They were great! I especially liked the sugar cookies with some added white chocolate chips. Yummy!

By Cindy from Peoria, AZ

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August 26, 20090 found this helpful

We used to do this in my college dorm. Microwaves were banned as a fire hazard but toaster ovens were not(?). You can also make brownies, tube type cookies, packaged cinnamon rolls, and most microwave dinners (those that have oven directions).

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The Microwave dinners took a bit longer in the toaster oven but many were much better this way - particularly the Stouffer's Mac and Cheese :o). It's also a good way to reheat a single piece of pizza. Your slice will taste crispy and fresh instead of the limp results you get from nuking it.

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April 10, 20100 found this helpful

I got a toaster oven for $7.00 at the Salvation Army. This is a great idea of yours to save energy. I will try it. Here is a toaster oven recipe:
Cut up enough raw potatoes to make a single layer in an 8 inch square pan.
Drizzle with olive oil.
Sprinkle liberally with Adobe seasoning. Bake at 3:50 for 45 minutes or until brown and crispy. Delicious!

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