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Cottagecore Cooking Goes Solar: A New Trend in Sustainable Living

Updated: Jun 11, 2023

Cottagecore has been a popular lifestyle trend for the past few years, with its focus on simplicity, nature, and a return to traditional ways of living. Along with this trend has come a renewed interest in sustainable living, including the use of solar ovens for cooking. In this article, we will explore the benefits of solar cooking, how it fits with the Cottagecore lifestyle, and provide a recipe for Easy Bar Cookies Solar Cooking using easy cookie recipes for beginners.

What is Solar Cooking?

Solar cooking is a method of cooking that uses the sun's energy to cook food. It works by using reflectors and a dark-colored pot or container to absorb the sun's energy and convert it into heat, which is then used to cook the food. Solar cooking is an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative to traditional cooking methods, as it uses no fuel and produces no emissions.

Solar cooker by Wendell Smith is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The Benefits of Solar Cooking

One of the main benefits of solar cooking is its sustainability. It is a great way to reduce energy usage and lower your carbon footprint, as it uses only the sun's energy to cook food. This makes it a particularly attractive option for those looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Additionally, solar cooking is a safe and easy method of cooking that requires no open flames or fuel, making it ideal for camping trips, picnics, or other outdoor activities.

Cottagecore Cooking Goes Solar

The Cottagecore trend is all about returning to traditional ways of living, which makes it a perfect fit for solar cooking. In addition to being energy-efficient and sustainable, solar cooking is also easy and fun. With a little bit of practice, you can cook a wide variety of foods in your solar oven, including cookies!

How to Make Cookies in a Solar Cooker?

To make cookies in a solar cooker, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your solar oven to 350°F or 175°C - See notes (1")

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and both types of sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix until just combined.

  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  6. Pour the batter into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish.

  7. Place the baking dish in the solar oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden and the center is set.

  8. Remove from the oven and let cool before slicing into bars.

These Easy Bar Cookies are a great way to start your solar cooking journey, and they can be enjoyed with a warm beverage in a Cottagecore Mug from Cottage Corner. The recipe is easy to follow and uses simple ingredients, making it a great choice for beginners. Plus, the solar cooking process gives the cookies a unique texture and flavor that can't be replicated with traditional baking methods. So, grab your Cottagecore Mug and get ready to enjoy some delicious and sustainable cookies!

The Major Problem with Solar Cooking

The main drawback of solar cooking is its dependence on sunlight. This can be challenging in areas with limited sunlight or during periods of inclement weather. However, with proper planning and the use of backup cooking methods, such as a gas or electric stove, this problem can be mitigated.

Solar Oven Baked Cookies and Other Foods

While cookies are a delicious treat, there are many other foods that can be cooked in a solar oven. Vegetables, grains, and meats can all be cooked to perfection in a solar oven. Some popular solar oven recipes include roasted vegetables, rice, and even a whole chicken. In addition to its sustainability benefits, solar cooking can also help you save money on your energy bills, and it is a great way to get in touch with nature and reduce your carbon footprint.


In conclusion, solar cooking is a great way to reduce energy usage, save money, and promote sustainability. Cooking Goes Solar is a new trend that fits perfectly with the Cottagecore lifestyle. By using a solar oven you can enjoy delicious, warm cookies while reducing your carbon footprint. So why not try solar cooking today and experiment with new recipes, including the Easy Bar Cookies Solar Cooking Recipe?


(1") To preheat a solar oven to 350°F (175°C), set it up in direct sunlight and adjust the reflectors to focus the maximum amount of light onto the cooking surface. Leave the oven closed and allow it to heat up for 10-15 minutes. The temperature inside the oven is controlled by the amount of sunlight it receives and cannot be adjusted manually. It is important to position the oven in direct sunlight and monitor it periodically to ensure the temperature stays within the desired range.


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