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How Long Does Cookie Dough Last in the Fridge? 

Melissa Samartino

Have a batch of homemade cookie dough and don’t want to bake it all at one time? Wondering if you can keep the leftover dough in the fridge or freezer and for how long? Have some store bought cookie dough on hand and not sure if it’s still good?

Store Bought Cookie Dough


Store-bought cookie dough or ready-made cookie doughs will have a use by date or expiration date on the package.

Homemade Cookie Dough


Homemade cookie dough does have a shorter shelf life than store bought cookie dough. This is due to the lack of preservatives in the cookie dough.

Can I freeze cookie dough? 


I do recommend different storage methods for homemade dough versus store-bought cookie doughs such as pillsbury cookie dough.

Can I freeze store bought cookie dough?


Store-bought cookie dough can be frozen for up to 2 months.

Can I bake frozen cookie dough?


The best tip for baking frozen cookie dough is to bake one cookie from frozen and see how it comes out.

How can I tell if cookie dough has gone bad?


Other signs that your cookie dough is bad is if the color has changed. Look for darker spots or gray spots.

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