WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – With temperatures outside reaching near the 90s, it’s important to remember that the temperature inside of your parked car is around 20 degrees hotter – and it happens in a matter of minutes.

We whipped up a fun experiment to demonstrate what happens when all of these ingredients come together on a hot summer day. 

If you’ve stepped outside Tuesday, you probably feel like you are “baking” in that summer heat. That’s not a joke either. We did a sweet test to show just how hot the inside of a car can get – and how fast. 

By placing a tray of cookie dough on the dashboard of a hot car in the sun, the temperatures were enough to bake fresh chocolate chip cookies over the course of just 5 hours. 

In 90-degree temperatures, the inside of a car can reach nearly 130 degrees in 30 minutes. 

Although it provides a sweet treat for us, it would not be a sweet outcome if a person was left with our cookies for even just 10 minutes. 

Stay aware, stay safe, and most importantly stay cool!