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Pillsbury Cookie Dough Is Now Safe to Eat Raw

Created July 6, 2020
Pillsbury Cookie Dough - Safe to Eat Raw
Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookie Dough products are now safe to eat raw. It's the same cookie dough you've always loved, but now we have refined our process and ingredients so it's safe to eat the dough before baking. The dough will still bake up the same as our classic cookie dough. So now you can enjoy our cookie dough products before and after baking!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why isn’t it safe to eat most raw cookie dough?
Not all cookie dough is safe to eat before baking it. Both the flour and the egg ingredients should be cooked for food safety reasons.

What makes Pillsbury’s refrigerated cookie and brownie doughs ready to eat raw?
We use heat treated flour and pasteurized eggs so you can now safely enjoy our cookie dough baked or raw.

Are all Pillsbury products ready to eat raw?
No, only Pillsbury™ refrigerated cookie and brownie dough products are ready to bake or eat raw. Look for our “safe to eat raw” seal to find the products that are safe to eat raw and always follow manufacturer’s preparation instructions.

Safe to Eat Raw

Can Pillsbury’s ready-to-eat cookie dough and brownies still be baked?
Yes! Pillsbury cookies and brownies still deliver the same great baking performance—and taste—our fans expect.

Which flavors/varieties of Pillsbury cookie dough are safe to eat raw?
We are in the process of transitioning all flavors (see below) of our refrigerated cookie dough to “safe to eat raw.” Look for our “safe to eat raw” seal to determine product eligibility and always follow manufacturer’s instructions. All Pillsbury cookie dough products will be transitioned by the end of summer of 2020.

Products UPC
 Ready to Bake!™ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-81778
 Ready to Bake!™ Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-81772
 Ready to Bake!™ Chocolate Chunk & Chip Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-81781
 Ready to Bake!™ Reese's Peanut Butter Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-10681
 Ready to Bake!™ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (12 count)  18000-81773
 Ready to Bake!™ Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough (12 count)  18000-81774
 Ready to Bake!™ Confetti Cookie Dough (12 count)  18000-36293
 Ready to Bake!™ Big Deluxe Reese's™ Mini Pieces Peanut Butter Cookie Dough (12 count)  18000-81775
 Ready to Bake!™ Limited Edition Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Dough (12 count)  18000-10981
 Ready to Bake!™ Limited Edition Pumpkin Cookie Dough with Cream Cheese Flavored Chips (12 count)  18000-40739
 Ready to Bake!™ Limited Edition Salted Caramel Apple Cookie Dough (12 count)  18000-49516
 Ready to Bake!™ Limited Edition Hot Cocoa Cookie Dough (12 count)  18000-47876
 Ready to Bake!™ Limited Edition Lucky Charms Cookie Dough (12 count)  18000-11624
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Hearts Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-72322
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Bunny Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-72325
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Chick Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-72326
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Ghost Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-72314
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Turkey Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-42282
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Reindeer Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-72316
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Christmas Tree Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-72318
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Scooby Doo Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-48043
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Elf Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-10777
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-72315
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Snowman Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-72317
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Star Wars Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-46629
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Minions Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-46457
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Spring Sugar Cookie Dough (3pk)  18000-42171
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Halloween Sugar Cookie Dough (3pk)  18000-36431
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Holiday Sugar Cookie Dough (3pk)  18000-81075
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Trolls Cutout Sugar Cookie Dough (12 count)  18000-48052
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Heart Cutout Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-40039
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Football Cutout Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)  18000-49713
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Egg Cutout Sugar Cookie Dough (12 count)  18000-49077
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Winter Cutout Sugar Cookie Dough (12 count)  18000-44315
 Pillsbury™ Shape™ Gingerbread Cutout Cookie Dough (12 count)  18000-47983
 Chocolate Chip Refrigerated Cookies 16.5 oz  18000-00731
 Chocolate Chip Refrigerated Cookies 30 oz  18000-42841
 Sugar Refrigerated Cookies 16.5oz  18000-00724
 Sugar Refrigerated Cookies 30 oz  18000-42842
 Peppermint Refrigerated Cookies 30 oz  18000-43599
 Peanut Butter Refrigerated Cookies 16.5 oz  18000-00725
 Peanut Butter Refrigerated Cookies 30 oz  18000-42842
 Gingerbread Refrigerated Cookies 30 oz  18000-42844
 Place & Bake™ Brownie Dough – Chocolate Fudge (12 count)  18000-11359
 Place & Bake™ Brownie Dough – Marshmallow (12 count)  18000-11357
 Place & Bake™ Brownie Dough – Peanut Butter (12 count)  18000-11361
 Ready to Bake!™ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 3pk (72 count)  18000-11559
 Ready to Bake!™ Fall Variety Pack 3pk (60 count)   18000-11576
 Ready to Bake!™ Sugar Cookie 3pk (72 count)  18000-10019
 Chocolate Chip Refrigerated Cookies 76oz  18000-10763
 Chocolate Chip Refrigerated Cookies 76oz  18000-40097
 Sugar Refrigerated Cookies 80oz  18000-40756
  Pillsbury™ Shape™ Halloween Sugar Cookie Dough (72 count)  18000-36431
  Pillsbury™ Shape™ Holiday Sugar Cookie Dough (72 count)  18000-81075
  Pillsbury™ Shape™ Spring Sugar Cookie Dough (72 count)  18000-42171

Do your cookies taste different now?
Nope! Our recipe has not changed so our cookies have the same delicious taste you love, now with the added benefit of being safe to eat raw.

Can I still use your cookie dough in my favorite recipes?
Yes! Your favorite recipes haven’t changed a bit. You can continue using our cookie dough, with no changes to baking instructions, performance or taste. Visit Pillsbury.com for the latest recipes using your favorite products.

I purchased ready-to-bake cookie dough by a brand other than Pillsbury. Is that safe to eat raw, too?
Always follow manufacturer’s instructions. Please contact your manufacturer for more information or questions.

Does your product contain eggs?
Yes. We use pasteurized eggs for safety.

What’s the difference between your product and other “edible cookie dough” products out there?
Most “edible cookie dough” products are formulated exclusively for snacking and cannot be baked. But we don’t think you should have to choose between enjoying the taste of raw cookie dough and the taste of fresh-baked cookies. Our product is unique because it’s a single product that can be enjoyed both ways (raw and baked).

What makes the products ready to eat now, if the ingredients haven't changed?
By improving our manufacturing processes and increasing ingredient standards of our heat-treated flour, you can now safely enjoy our famous cookie dough raw or baked.

Are there food safety risks when eating ready to eat Pillsbury refrigerated cookie dough products raw?
No, we have produced a cookie dough that is safe and ready to eat raw.

I liked to eat cookie dough raw because of the taste. Do the raw ready-to-eat products taste the same as before?
Our cookie dough tastes the same despite this new benefit.

When will all Pillsbury cookies be ready-to-eat?
Look for our “safe to eat raw” seal and always follow manufacturer’s instructions when consuming cookie dough. The full portfolio will be ready to eat by the end of Summer 2020.

How much raw cookie dough is safe to eat?
Please follow serving recommendations when consuming cookie dough baked or raw.

Are Pillsbury ready-to-eat cookie dough products gluten-free?
No.