How to Cook a Pizza on a Cookie Sheet

When it comes to making homemade pizza, many people agree that the best method is using a pizza stone. If you're a pizza-making beginner and haven't bought a stone, you can still make a flavorful pizza using your oven and a cookie sheet. Pizza baked on a cookie sheet is somewhat crisp with a thicker crust, much like custom deep dish pizzas that are made in pizza restaurants.

Things You'll Need

  • Cookie sheet

  • Oven spray

  • Corn meal

  • Flour

  • Rolling pin

  • Oven

  • Oven mitts

  • Pizza sauce

  • Spoon

  • Shredded mozzarella

  • Pizza toppings

  • Knife or pizza cutter

Step 1

Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Spread a handful of corn meal over the entire surface of the cookie sheet.

Step 2

Sprinkle flour over the counter or a table. Place a ball of dough in the center of the flour. Roll or stretch the dough until it is approximately the same size and shape as the cookie sheet.

Step 3

Pick up the dough and place it in the cookie sheet. Don't worry if the dough stretches when you pick it up; the dough will go back into shape in the pan. Push and manipulate the dough until it perfectly fits the interior of the pan.

Step 4

Put the pan into a preheated oven that has been set at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow the dough to cook for six minutes. Precooking the dough will make a crispier crust in the final pizza.

Step 5

Remove the pan from the oven and set it on the counter. Spread pizza sauce over the surface of the dough. Stop spreading when you reach 1/2 inch from the edge of the dough. This will be the outer crust of the pizza.

Step 6

Sprinkle an even layer of shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce. The amount of cheese depends on your personal taste.

Step 7

Add pizza toppings on top of the cheese. What goes on your pizza depends on what you and your family like. Cut all the toppings a similar size and place them in an even layer over the surface of the pizza.

Step 8

Place the pizza back in the oven. Bake the pizza for about 15 minutes, or until the crust is a deep golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbling. Remove the pizza from the oven. Allow it to cool for about five minutes, then cut it into squares.