How Long Is Cookie Dough Good For?
My favorite activity when I was a kid was cleaning out the cookie dough bowl after mom made cookies—sometimes she would even let me have a couple of bites before rolling out the cookies. From cookie dough bites at the movie theater to chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, you could say I have always been a big cookie dough fan. Mom would often make two batches and cook one, and leave one in the freezer for later. We even had cookie dough sales in high school to raise money for . . . well, for some cause, I guess. I was distracted by the pints on pints of cookie dough we were delivering. We all know that eating too much cookie dough is bad, but exactly why is it bad, and what does that mean for its shelf life? In the case of the frozen cookie dough, how often should you make it in order to maximize your cookie efficiency without risking your family’s health? We will explore that very question today to make sure you know exactly how long your cookie dough is good for, and how to tell when it’s time to dough up a new batch (I just could not resist)!