Pillsbury Cookie Dough

Posted on: Mon, 10/12/2009 - 12:11pm
elissag's picture
Joined: 08/23/2009 - 19:14

Has anybody tried the sugar cookie holiday pillsbury cookie dough?

Most of their packages for other cookie dough have warnings, so I contacted them and their reply was so brief it makes me nervous. They just said that any of the top 8 allergens would be labeled. I just cannot imagine where it could be produced separately from other cookie dough that does have warnings...

I otherwise make cookies from scratch, but we are throwing a big kids Halloween party (so I can control all the food and candy served) and these cookies are so cute and easy...but I'm nervous...

Posted on: Tue, 10/13/2009 - 5:33am
jenniferbfab's picture
Joined: 05/04/2008 - 12:43

We routinely use the Pillsbury holiday cookies that have the pictures in the center. For example, we just used the Halloween ones with the spooky cat picture. No problems at all with it. We also use their cinnamon rolls and breads. No problems with them either.
My son seems to be fairly sensitive, reacting to trace amounts, so I feel ok about Pillsbury's cookies.
Hope this info helps.
Jennifer B

Posted on: Tue, 10/13/2009 - 7:26am
BestAllergySites's picture
Joined: 03/15/2009 - 21:46

ellisag-this is one of those situations where I think you already know your comfort level and answer to your question.
Trust your gut. If you feel nervous-don't do it. Why risk ruining your fun by having to worry about a potential reaction.
We don't use them because we also have an egg allergy. But if they tell you that they list for the top 8 and didn't mention warning statements-then I personally would avoid.
Jen is usually very cautious and I trust her judgment-but want to point out that in the event of cross contamination, it might not happen this time or the next but the third or fourth time.
For this reason along-we personally avoid any foods with warning labels on them.
How about making sugar cookies from scratch? They are pretty easy to do.
Best of luck!

Posted on: Tue, 10/13/2009 - 10:30am
jenniferbfab's picture
Joined: 05/04/2008 - 12:43

Ruth's right. I'm uber-cautious! :)
I want to clarify that the Pillsbury products I use DO NOT have "may contains" statements. I will not even contemplate products that say "may contain" peanuts or tree nuts. That's just me, and my comfort level having seen my son react to trace amounts. I know other people who are able to eat "may contains" products with no trouble.
Jennifer B

Posted on: Tue, 10/13/2009 - 12:01pm
elissag's picture
Joined: 08/23/2009 - 19:14

We don't even purchase "may contain" products-even if my son will not be eating them. They are never to cross my doorstep!
The ease of the Halloween Pillsbury cookies seemed too good to be true, so I was curious. I make all of my own cookies otherwise, so I know I can make sugar cookies, I have before, but the pictures are fun. I use other Pillsbury products that have no "may contains" warning, and these cookies do not either (perhaps I was not clear), but I was worried about trace amounts in cross-contamination because their other cookie doughs DO have warnings...
In any case, I wanted stories and opinions, thank you all!

Posted on: Tue, 10/13/2009 - 7:13pm
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

We use pillsbury cookies if there are no warnings or may contains. However we avoid trans fat so these are something we might do for a special occasion only and even then maybe not. I don't understand why they can't reformulate it so it doesn't have 2 grams per cookie or something close to that. My kids get so upset but they understand why we avoid trans fat.
I think for the OP's purpose I'd make an exception and use them just for the ease. As long as they're safe of course.

Posted on: Fri, 10/16/2009 - 2:32am
MICHAELS MOM's picture
Joined: 09/23/2006 - 09:00

We also have occaissionally used pilsbury holiday cookies that do not contain any warnings and we have never had a problem. They do have trans fat, though :0(

Posted on: Sat, 10/24/2009 - 1:18pm
mamabearserenity's picture
Joined: 08/31/2009 - 23:50

This is General Mills and we trust them to label accordingly for cross-contamination. Have used them numerous times over the years.

Posted on: Wed, 11/25/2009 - 12:11am
BeyondAPeanut's picture
Joined: 05/23/2009 - 13:28

We have used the Pillsbury cookies on occasion, and have not had any problems. When I called Pillsbury they told me they do not label with "May Contains" warnings. They said if there was a chance that the product may contain one of the 8 major allergens it would be listed as an ingredient. Initially this response made me nervous too. I am still not a fan of this labeling process, however I have become more confident with their products.

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