Can you eat safe to eat cookie dough while pregnant?

Raw or undercooked eggs can harbor salmonella bacteria and potentially cause food poisoning. That means eating raw cookie dough and batter for cakes, pancakes, pizza and other treats isn’t safe — especially during pregnancy.

We use heat treated flour and pasteurized eggs so you can now safely enjoy our cookie dough baked or raw. Pillsbury Cookie Dough Poppins contains no egg.

Which flavors/varieties of Pillsbury cookie dough are safe to eat raw?

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There are two things you need to do to make you chocolate chip cookie dough (or any edible cookie dough) safe to eat. Use pasteurized eggs, or better yet, omit them completely. Some recipes recommend using pasteurized eggs or egg whites.

Rejoice, cookie dough lovers!

Pillsbury has announced that some of their refrigerated cookie dough products are now safe to eat. Typically, raw cookie dough is unsafe to eat due to the raw flour and raw eggs, which can cause food poisoning.

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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.

Manufactured cookie dough that’s advertised to consume without baking is safer to eat than typical homemade dough because it doesn’t use raw eggs, reducing the chance of salmonella poisoning, which can lead to diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.

Some companies and stores offer edible cookie dough that uses heat-treated flour and pasteurized eggs or no eggs. Read the label carefully to make sure the dough is meant to be eaten without baking or cooking. Eating uncooked flour or raw eggs can make you sick. Don’t taste or eat raw dough or batter!

Q: What are the odds of someone getting sick after eating raw cookie dough? A: The risk is super small. The risk of an individual getting sick from eating raw flour or raw eggs is very low.

The real reason you should never eat raw cookie dough. It might taste delicious, but eating raw cookie dough really can make you sick. Raw eggs can be contaminated with salmonella and raw flour can contain E. coli.

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.

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Homemade cookie dough should be stored in small containers in the refrigerator for two to four days or freeze for two months. Alternatively, small quantities of dough can be frozen and thawed in the refrigerator as needed.

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