Refrigerated cookie dough

Posted on: Thu, 01/24/2002 - 8:54am
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I am trying to find a brand of refrigerated cookie dough that is safe for my PA son. My kids have always enjoyed decorating the refrigerated sugar cookies with their grandparents, but now I'm not sure it's safe. I called Pillsbury. They said they do not use dedicated lines, and they do make a peanut butter cookie. Does anyone have a suggestion for an alternative brand? Thanks!

Posted on: Sat, 01/26/2002 - 1:46pm
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As far as I know, none of the refrigerated cookie doughs are safe. Unfortunately, the convenience of them is not available for us. I make all my cookie dough myself these days. Let me know if you want a sugar cookie recipie, my Mom is the sugar cookie queen (she has hundreds of different cookie cutters) and I could give you her recipie. I think you can keep in in the fridge for a while if you keep it wrapped up tightly. I'm not sure if it can be frozen, but I could find out!

Posted on: Sun, 01/27/2002 - 7:19am
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Concerned Mom,
In the past couple of months, I have given up on buying store bought cookies. Reading "Joshuas Story" on Foodallergyintiative.com did it for me! We have been trying several homemade cookie recipes. My kids are loving it! Please share a couple of your favorties. Thanks!!

Posted on: Sun, 01/27/2002 - 10:07am
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Concernedmom: I have been baking lately with my PA 4 yr old and it is a great activity. I would love to get your recipe, if possible, could you post it under "Snacks, Recipes etc."
Thank you!

Posted on: Sun, 01/27/2002 - 11:34pm
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If any of you have tasty sugar cookie or chocolate chip cookie recipes that do well if refrigerated for a while, please submit them. I am also VERY interested in finding cookie dough recipes that may be FROZEN. The kids grandmother loves to make cookies with the kids, but since I have three children under age 4, it is very helpful if the dough making process is simplified. Then they can enjoy decorating them. Thanks for your help.

Posted on: Wed, 01/30/2002 - 2:54pm
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Sorry it took me a few days to get back here to respond. I will post my Mom's sugar cookie recipe under the Snacks and Recipies section. I did ask her how long the dough can stay in the fridge, and she said a few weeks. I asked her if it could be frozen, and she said yes, but when the dough is thawed it is moister, so you should use lots of flour when you roll it out.
As for chocolate chip cookie (our family favorite) I just use the recipe on the back of the Hershey's chocolate chips. I have never tried freezing it, we eat them too quickly! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] However, I sometimes take plastic wrap and roll up some homemade dough and make my own version of refrigerated cookie dough that can be sliced and baked.
I just remembered I have an especially good recipe for Spritz cookies. I got a cookie press from Pampered Chef, and my daughter likes helping make these, too. I will post that recipe as well.
Happy baking!

Posted on: Wed, 01/30/2002 - 3:23pm
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About the Spritz cookies, when I was going through the recipe, I forgot that the dough is NOT something that should be refrigerated, so it may not be what you are looking for. But they are good if you have a cookie press, and if you have the time to make a whole bunch of cookies!

Posted on: Wed, 01/30/2002 - 10:48pm
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Thanks again, ConcernedMom! The recipes sound great and I think I will share them with my sons preschool teacher to use for another baking project! I am always looking for new recipes for the class to use. Thanks!

Posted on: Wed, 01/30/2002 - 11:08pm
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NewNutAllergy,
I have never experienced any problems freezing cookie dough. When I make Christmas cookies at the beginning of December, I freeze half the batch to make a couple days before Christmas. I presume rolling the dough into a log, wrapping in freezer paper, then putting into an air-tight ziplock bags would make for a nice sliced cookie when thawed. Lately I'm getting better at my planning and have been making double batches of pretzel dough and sweet dough for hot pockets. However, I use what I freeze within a month but the flavor does not seem to be affected. So, I think freezing bread doughs and cookie doughs will work out well for those "need 'em yesterday" cookies and whatnot.
It still is exasperating sometimes to know I can't just grab premade stuff off the grocery shelves! The conveniences some people take for granted--oh they have the life!

Posted on: Thu, 01/31/2002 - 5:54am
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I appreciate your willingness to share cookie dough recipes that freeze well prior to baking. Any more suggestions you have will be welcomed as we are still adjusting to the "no peanut lifestyle".

Posted on: Thu, 01/31/2002 - 9:19am
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This probably sounds really stupid but I have been giving my PA child Pillsbury Sugar Cookies (refrigerated) with no problems for a couple of months. There are absolutely NO WARNINGS on the package & I have been reading this thread & it seems like to some of you NOT USING REFRIDGERATED cookie dough is a no brainer!! I feel like an idiot. Does everyone agree that refridgerated cookie dough is not safe for PA persons or were you talking about other allergies also? I am confused & MAD that I have maybe found yet another food I thought was safe that is NOT. If I did not have access to this website.......how would I ever know that. Thanks. P's mom

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