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Feb 14, 2007 11:36 AM

How long can you keep cookie dough safely?

I have a batch of cookie dough I made last month, it's got ground nuts, sugar and egg whites in it, for the most part. Should I throw it out? They are real egg whites, not pasteurized.
I kinda think all the sugar is preserving everything, but then I kinda think, eww, through it out.
Any thoughts?

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  1. If it's been in the fridge for a month and not the freezer I'd pitch it. Just fyi, I am not much of a baker and especially dislike making cookies so when I make cookie dough I chill it, roll it into logs in wax paper, wrap it up well & freeze. Then I have slice & bakes ready. Another advantage is that I can take out just one roll and make a dozen or so cookies instead of dealing with a whole batch. Doesn't help you now, I understand.
    anyway, I think the old saying stands "when in doubt, throw it out."

    1. I agree... toss the dough. I've kept cookie dough in the freezer for months, but there are few things I keep in the fridge beyond a week.

      1. Thanks, I think you're right. I often freeze cookie dough, but this is a different sort, you roll balls of the dough into nuts and roll again and then bake. i probably should have frozen the formed balls when I made it last month though!
        Off to the disposal...