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While visiting my family on the whirlwind baby shower weekend, I stayed with my older sister. One morning I came out and she was sticking french toast on her pizza stone in the oven. I asked what on earth she was doing and apparently she cooks just about everything on her pizza stone. Well, this got my mind spinning and coming up with ideas to make on my own pizza stone. Although, I must admit, I was very skeptical and thought every thing would turn out dry and stuck on. I decided upon my arrival home I would see what would happen if I baked a cookie on the pizza stone. My kids just about flipped out when I told them we were doing a science experiment by baking two giant cookies. Due to my skepticism and fear of scraping off bits of dried out crumbled cookie, I made a full batch of cookie dough, split it in half and cooked the first giant cookie on parchment paper. It turned out beautifully. But, then it was time for the real deal, putting the dough directly onto the pizza stone. It worked! No scraping and perfectly moist and absolutely delicious cookie. As for clean up? There really wasn’t much, just brush off the crumbs. I love this method of cooking so much that we are planing on experimenting with all kinds of food. Tell me, what should I try?
Giant Pizza Stone Chocolate Chip Cookie
Make your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (I used Toll House, just changed it to 1 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 white sugar)
Preheat oven to 350 degree with pizza stone in the oven on the middle rack. Make your dough. If you insist on using parchment, cut a piece of parchment the size of your stone and spread the dough out so it is an even layer. when the oven is preheated place the parchment with cookie dough onto the heated pizza stone and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. If you want to skip the parchment and added waste, take the heated stone our of the oven and quickly spread out the cookie dough in an even layer and cook for 15 to 17 minutes or until it starts to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to sit on the hot stone and finish cooking for about 5 minutes. Remove with a large spatula or pizza peel and place on a cooling rack. Slice with a pizza wheel for fun cookie pie slices.
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