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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 or ready-made cookie doughs will have a use by date or expiration date on the package.
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.
I do recommend different storage methods for homemade dough versus store-bought cookie doughs such as pillsbury cookie dough.
Store-bought cookie dough can be frozen for up to 2 months.
The best tip for baking frozen cookie dough is to bake one cookie from frozen and see how it comes out.
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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