I have always believed that homemade cookie dough is good for around 3 months. I find this to be quite a conservative figure. I’m not sure how long it would be good for if I were to make my own cookies. It’s a long-term commitment to my creativity that may not always turn out well.
I’m not sure, but I think most of my cookie dough recipes are longer, I find. I might try to stretch my recipe out to a few months to see if that works.
That’s my theory anyway. There’s no real research to support it. I’m just going by what I’ve been doing over the years. I don’t have a magic cookie dough formula that will make it last 3 months, but I made a couple batches last week and they were still good for a couple weeks.
This is good information, because my cookie dough recipes have varied quite a bit over the years. When I started making them, I would make them for myself and then store them in the freezer until I was ready to use them. For instance, a few years ago I made a batch of cookie dough as a Christmas gift for someone I used to be close with, and I used that batch for a Christmas cookie for my mom.
Over the years I’ve been making more and more custom cookie recipes, but now I like to just buy a package of pre-made cookies and have them baked when I’m ready to use them. The best way to store cookies is to freeze them, and then defrost when you need to bake them up. Even when I make homemade cookies, I’ll freeze them in small batches so I can defrost them when I’m ready to bake them.
We’ve heard a lot about homemade cookie dough being good for up to a year. The question is really, how long is it good for? A year is just the “sweet spot” here. The dough might seem a little dry, but the cookies themselves are baked in a 350 F oven that takes about an hour.
There is a very good reason to store homemade cookies for up to a year: if they keep getting stale in your freezer, they will not be good.
We love cookies and the whole concept of storing them for a year. We also love that the dough itself is made from scratch. We bake a lot of our own cookies, but we haven’t put our dough into an airtight container. The dough is fine. It will keep for a long time and even be good for several years. But if you want to keep it forever, you’ll need to store it in a glass container that has a lid.
We’ve been using glass containers for years and this is the only reason that we stopped. A nice, heavy glass container is heavy enough to break glass, but it’s also light enough to hold the dough for a long time.
The dough has gotten so fine over time that it can be used as a cookie coating on pretty much anything. We use it to coat our homemade chocolate chip cookies and are planning on using it for our new cookie recipe. If you are allergic to wheat, we would probably suggest that you use a non-wheat flour.