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How long can I keep cookie dough in the fridge?

I made cookie dough a week ago and forgot to freeze it, can I still use it? I figured I can since cookie dough is sold in supermarkets and it's been there for a while.

asked by Reen over 3 years ago
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added over 3 years ago

Why not just try it and see? The worst that can happen is you'll wind up with cookies?

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Miranda Rake

Miranda is a contributor at Food52.

added over 3 years ago

I would probably use it still, but I would be careful to bake the cookies all the way through just in case.

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added over 3 years ago

The cookie dough in the dairy case of your grocer has LOTS of preservatives in it....hence it is more "shelf stable"...but if it passes the "sniff test" I would assume the eggs and butter would be fine...did you add milk? That would be the ingredient I would worry about. Also, not sure about the length of time and the efficacy of the leavening ingredients. If you do go ahead and bake....please post your results.

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added over 3 years ago

My whole family has kept cookie dough for up to 2 weeks in the fridge and none of us have had any problems despite doing this for years.

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added over 3 years ago

Thank you, I'm going to bake them up, I'll let you know how they turn out!