So, in all likelihood, you will probably find yourself asking: Can you eat expired cookie dough? To be safe, you should not consume cookie dough that is past its expiration date, but you can consume it up to 1-2 months past its best-by date, if stored properly.
To stay on the safe side, it is probably not highly recommended that you eat expired cookie dough, however you can eat it up to 1 or 2 months past it’s best by date, if you ensure that you have stored it properly.
If you store it in your fridge, you can usually expect this cookie dough to last about 1 to 2 weeks past the “best by” date. In your freezer, frozen raw cookie dough can actually last 9 to 12 months, giving you plenty of time to use it before it goes bad.
As cookie dough begins to go bad the edges will begin to turn a darker color than the interior as oxidation occurs. The taste will be off if the cookie dough is left too long. Spoiled cookie dough may also give off a rancid odor and become moldy if left too long.
Can you use an expired cookie mix? Yup! You can definitely use an expired cookie mix. Most cookie doughs can last for months beyond their ‘best if used by date’ as long as it is stored properly.
Pillsbury dough can be used up to 2 weeks after the expiration date. Like all fresh or frozen produce, Pillsbury dough will eventually go bad, or at the very least not taste its best when eaten.
It’s not easy to resist the temptation to taste that raw cookie dough. But that’s not a safe thing to do. Raw cookie dough contains uncooked flour and eggs. These have the potential to cause food poisoning and bacterial infections like salmonella.
How can you tell if dough has gone bad?
Are The Crusts and Dough Good to Go?
- A sour smell.
- Diminished texture.
- An exceptionally dry feel and appearance.
- A general gray color or flecks of gray that denote dead yeast activators, failed cell structure, and/or freezer burn.
How long can I keep cookie dough in the refrigerator before baking? Most cookie dough can be refrigerated, well-wrapped, for three to five days before baking. If you want to make it farther in advance, freeze the dough.
Can you bake with expired butter?
The butter packets usually have the ‘best before’ dates on them but it’s completely safe to use butter past the ‘best before’ date. You will be surprised to know that even if you store butter at room temperature, it’s safe to consume it a week after the expiry date.
Keep this chocolate chip cookie dough refrigerated until the use by date on the package or freeze before the use by date on the package for up to 2 months until ready to enjoy.