Can you bake cookies on a pizza stone? (3 Things to be careful of)

In this brief guide, we will answer the question, can you bake cookies on a pizza stone? We will discuss the procedure to bake cookies on a pizza stone perfectly and tips on handling the pizza stone. We will also shed light on some other uses of the pizza stone.

Can you bake cookies on a pizza stone?

You can bake cookies on a pizza stone. A pizza stone is multi-functional and can be used to bake things other than pizza. 

To bake cookies on a pizza stone, increase the time it takes to cook pizza by a couple of minutes, and do not preheat the oven. A pizza stone can work successfully to bake cookies without burning them. 

How to bake cookies on a pizza stone?

A pizza stone can be used as a cookie sheet. Before you begin using your pizza stone to bake, you may need to grease it only the first few times. However, each time you bake cookies, you need to grease the pizza stone lightly. 

Do not preheat the oven when you decide to bake cookies on a pizza stone. Instead, place the pizza stone in the oven and after it heats up, place your cookies on it after the pizza stone heats up with the oven.

Put the pizza stone on the lowest rack of the oven, where it is furthest from the heat source.

Let the cookies bake for an additional couple of minutes. The cookies baked on a pizza stone would take longer because it takes longer to heat up, unlike a metal pan.

How to effectively use a pizza stone?

Do not place the pizza stone after you heat the oven.

A temperature shock is caused when a material is subjected to sudden extreme temperatures that can damage or break the pizza stove. The pizza stone is made of ceramic; a material that can not withstand sudden high temperatures, hence the temperature needs to be brought up and down gradually.

You can even store the pizza stone in the oven to prevent a sudden change in temperature and reduce hotspots when you cook.

The thicker your pizza stone is, the better it would transmit heat and distribute to your food as it cooks. The thickness of a pizza stone lies between ½ to 1 inch. 

What else can you use your pizza stone for?

To bake bread

Bread baked on a pizza stone could be better than those baked using conventional utensils. The pizza stone is capable of retaining and transferring heat to bread which would otherwise not be possible using baking sheets or pans. 

Country rolls, pita bread, and even naan turn out crispy with an excellent crust. 

To roast veggies

Instead of a sheet pan, use a pizza stone to make your roasted veggies. Make your roasted veggies with a generous coating of oil and seasoning and allow the sizzling to occur on the preheated stone. 

The roasted veggies will be nicely charred. 

To press meat

To grill, press your meat, use your pizza stone. The heavyweight and its ability to hold high temperatures work well and allow big pieces of meat to come in contact with the grill gate and it will be done in a shorter time.

Cook frozen food

The pizza stone is good at absorbing ice crystals and allowing the frozen food to heat nicely. 

A baking sheet, on the other hand, may provide a hindrance to allowing the frozen food to cook properly.

Before you cook frozen food, do not preheat the pizza stone. Not only could it cause the pizza stone to shatter, but it would also make your fries or pizza dough deteriorate. 

Make quesadilla

To make quesadilla on the pizza stone, place your chicken, cheese, and peppers inside a tortilla, fold and bake for a few minutes. After it is done, the shell will be crispy and crunchy.

Sear a steak

Preheat the pizza stone and put the steak on it and let it cook. After the steak is done searing you will observe a nice, brown exterior.

Bake pie crust

Pie crust baked on a pizza stone will not have a soggy bottom. Sogginess is caused by par-baking which is eliminated when we use pizza stone instead of baking pan. The heat produced and escapes from the filling will prevent the pie crust from getting soggy. 

Some other things you can bake on your pizza stone are soft pretzels, crackers, chips, toasted buns, chicken nuggets, and apple strudels.

Other FAQs about Pizza that you may be interested in.

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Conclusion

In this brief guide, we answered the question, can you bake cookies on a pizza stone? We discussed the procedure to bake cookies on a pizza stone perfectly and tips on handling the pizza stone. We also shed light on some other uses of the pizza stone.

Citations

https://www.iforgotitswednesday.com/can-i-bake-cookies-on-a-pizza-stone/
https://www.thekitchn.com/5-ways-to-use-a-baking-stone-besides-making-pizza-tips-from-the-kitchn-217951

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