Can You Get Sick From Old Cookie Dough?

two weeksWe always recommend using products within the Best By Date stamped on the package.

Our Edible Cookie Dough can be enjoyed for up to two weeks after opening, if opened before the best by date and kept refrigerated..

How long can you leave dough at room temperature?

Standard dough left to rise at room temperature typically takes between two and four hours, or until the dough has doubled in size. If left for 12 hours at room temperature, this rise can slightly deflate, though it will still remain leavened. Some dough should be left to rise overnight or be kept in a refrigerator.

The Food Marketing Institute’s “The Food Keeper” recommends storing commercially prepared cookie dough, either unopened or opened, in the refrigerator and use it before the date on the label. … Homemade cookie dough should be stored in small containers in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 days or freeze for 2 months.

The most obvious way to tell if your cookie dough has gone bad is to look at it. If it has grown any mold, then you can safely trash that dough and work on another batch. You will also notice that the edges start to discolor and turn darker as they go bad—they will likely be hard instead of doughy as well.

Raw cookie dough has always been a popular snack food, but it hasn’t always been safe. Health officials warn that it can cause sickness and infections, such as salmonella.

Of course, all foods last for a shorter period of time if they are not stored properly. But remember that cookie dough, like a lot of other grains, usually has a best by date and not a use by date or expiration date. Because of this distinction, you may safely eat it even after the best before date date has lapsed.

one monthIf you store your edible cookie dough in the fridge, it will last up to one month opened or unopened. However, you can store it in the freezer just like you would ice cream (it won’t get rock solid or need to thaw), and then it will last for six months.

Can I eat expired cookies?

Cookies, Crackers and Chips When cookies or chips get old, the stale taste is quite obvious. But as long as it doesn’t smell funky (the oils in the cookie may go bad over a long period of time) and it doesn’t crumble apart in your hand, then it’s okay to eat.

How long can you use after expiration date?

Food is still ok to eat even after the expiration date — here’s for how long. The INSIDER Summary: It’s hard to tell how long your food if good for once the expiration date has passed, plus each food is different. Dairy lasts one to two weeks, eggs last almost two weeks, and grains last a year after their sell-by.

Now that your cookies are properly stored, eat as many as you can or try one of these tricks to help you use your leftover cookies.1 – Freeze the Cookie Dough. … 2 – Make a Pie Crust. … 3 – Make Ice Cream Toppings. … 4 – Chocolate Bark With Cookie Pieces. … 5 – Make Cookie Brownies. … 6 – Make Cookie Butter.

Cookie dough is highly unlikely to be poisonous. If it is not showing mold, and smells good, you can certainly bake it. Dough can even ferment some and it might be even better!