Did you know you can bake cookies in your pizza oven?
It’s not easy, and there are a few steps along the way that you need to follow to get the best results, but they are pretty tasty when they come out!
This recipe is for use with an Ooni Pizza Oven so you might need to play around with it a bit to get the perfect results in your particular cooker.
Pizza Oven Cookies
To be straight up – it’s not the best way to bake cookies – but it does add a unique flavor!
It’s a lot easier to get good results cooking in your regular fan bake oven, but where’s the fun in that? It’s much better to get out there and experiment with some new recipes and cooking methods.
One tool that can come in particularly helpful when baking like this is a digital laser thermometer gun (pictured). Not only are they good for use when baking cookies, but they are also very good to have on hand when cooking pizza as well.
A temperature gun will help to ensure your pizza oven is at an appropriate temperature to start cooking. Some ovens will tell you the temp, but with others, it is a bit of a guessing game.
Here’s a recipe and method you can use to bake cookies in your pizza oven.
This recipe is for a huge batch of biscuits when you’ve got all the family and friends around. Halve it, or even quarter it, if you want to make fewer (could be a good idea for your first try anyway).
- 200 grams (7 oz.) of softened butter
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tsp of quality vanilla essence
- 2 fresh eggs
- 2 1/2 cups white flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- A lot of choc chips/buttons!
In our family, we like to make cookies with different shapes and sizes of chocolate buttons or chips. It’s even fun to mix it up with some white chocolate and some dark chocolate.
And here is the cooking method:
- Preheat your pizza oven to 356°F (180°C) – use a temperature gun to ensure accuracy
- Cream the softened butter with a mixer, adding brown sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy
- Beat in the egg until well mixed
- Add the flour and baking powder and mix
- Mix in the chocolate drops or chips
- Roll into small balls and flatten on the tray under parchment paper
The time will vary depending on how you like your cookies (some like them a little doughy) – but try to give them at least 5 – 10 minutes. It’s all a matter of testing to see how exactly your oven cookies.
It depends on the fuel you’re using (wood, gas, charcoal, electric?) and your personal preference!
- It’s important to flatten them down – leaving them as balls will leave the center uncooked
- Monitor the cookies the entire time they’re in the oven to prevent burning
- Move the tray once a minute or so
- If you have a wood fire oven, don’t cook with flames – only coals/embers
- Propane pizza ovens are a bit easier to control
If you give this a try, let us know how it turned out – yummy Ooni cookies!
Don’t worry if your first batch is a bit “crispy” (ie. burnt to death) – it happens.
For my next project, I want to try baking in a chiminea. It’s definitely going to be an even harder thing to do well, but I like trying these new things out – even if they’re a complete fail.