Cookies and Cookie Dough

If they are kept in an airtight container, processed cookies will keep in the pantry for an extended period of time--up to a few months. However, processed cookie dough, because it contains raw egg and other perishables, must remain refrigerated until it is used. Do not thaw cookie dough to room temperature prior to using it. Harmful bacteria can grow quickly at room temperature.
Cookies and Cookie Dough Shelf Life
Homemade Cookies2-3 weeks- -
Packaged Cookies2 months8-12 months
Boyer, Renee, and Julie McKinney. "Food Storage Guidelines for Consumers." Virginia Cooperative Extension (2009): n. pag. Web. 7 Dec 2009.

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