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.

  • Posted by: Reen
  • February 20, 2012


Reen February 20, 2012
Thank you, I'm going to bake them up, I'll let you know how they turn out!
softpunk February 20, 2012
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.
Claire May 14, 2020
My chocolate chip cookie dough without milk is in the fridge for 7th day stored in a glass container but not air tight, just bake it last nite. Hope is safe for kids consumption. I smelled the dough. It's still smell fine to me just as the day 1 that I prepared it. And the cookies were delicious.

How can we tell if cookie dough had gone bad & had to tossed out? Appreciate your advise
lorigoldsby February 20, 2012
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.
Miranda R. February 20, 2012
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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