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Emily Sutton bakes cookies in car to explain how heat works…

2:31 PM EDT on July 23, 2018

If you were to write one of those "Five Things To Know" articles about Emily Sutton, one item on the list would have to be about her love of cookies.

It's no secret that she loves those delicious, sugary treats more than rainbows, wall clouds and hunky firemen wall calendars combined. In fact, she has a freezer full of Thin Mints and Samoas in the employee break room, and as part of her new contract, storm chasers and social media bandits deliver fresh baked snickerdoodle, oatmeal-raisin and macaroons – along with a fresh glass of cold milk – to her she-shed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

In addition to that, Emily also never turns down the opportunity to use cookies as a tool to educate Oklahomans about science and weather. For example, back in 2017 she used Oreo's as a way to explain to KFOR viewers why meteorologists always fail at predicting finicky Oklahoma winter weather. Now she's baking cookies in her car to explain how heat works:


Well, that depends on a lot of factors. Is it a greased or non-stick baking pan? Is that Nestle or Pillsbury dough? Are you Scott Hines and like cookies toasty and brittle, or are you Jessica Bruno and prefer them soft and chewy? We need more details, Professor Sutton!

Here's how the experiment turned out:

That's pretty cool. It's already working better than David Payne's controversial experiment to see how long you can keep Val and Amy Caster trapped in a hot car before they expire.

Hmmn. For crispier cookies, I guess you need to park in the sun and not the shade, or not be a wuss and put a little towel underneath the pan.

Yeah, science sure is amazing. Who would have thought you could bake cookies in what basically amounts to an expensive, portable, summer time oven.

That's nice. Want a cookie?!

Anyway, I'd like to thank Emily for the nice lesson on how to bake cookies in the car. I wonder if you could also fry an egg on the sidewalk? Maybe that will be her next science experiment.

Update: Scandal alert!

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