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Ever gotten that sugar craving late at night and wanted a cookie, but didn’t want to wait for them in the oven? But can you microwave cookie dough to make cookies? And if so, how do you do it.

The answer is yes, you can microwave cookie dough IF:

  • You like soft cookies
  • You don’t want to risk cookies getting too brown or burnt
  • Crunchy cookies aren’t you’re thing

The answer is no, you shouldn’t microwave cookie dough IF:

  • You like your cookies crispy
  • You want to make sure your cookies are cooked evenly throughout

It is perfectly safe to microwave cookie dough. Microwaves have the power to reach the temperatures required to kill any bacteria that may be present in raw cookie dough! It really just depends on how you like your cookies.

Keep reading to find out more about how you can microwave cookie dough for delicious cookies!

Is it Safe to Microwave Cookie Dough?

If you are low on time and can’t wait for the oven to preheat, try making a cookie in the microwave! But is it safe to microwave cookie dough? Are there any health concerns with microwaving cookie dough?

Yes, it is safe to microwave cookie dough. There are no health concerns with microwaving cookie dough as long as the dough is cooked thoroughly. Raw cookie dough can contain Salmonella bacteria that can cause food poisoning, so it is important to make sure the cookie dough is cooked all the way through before eating.

Salmonella bacteria is destroyed at 160 degrees Fahrenheit, which is no problem for the microwave to reach those high temps!

How to Microwave Cookie Dough for Delicious Cookies

Here are step by step instructions to microwave cookie dough!

Step 1: Grab a microwave-safe plate and place a piece of parchment paper on it.

Step 2: Place one or a few (depending on how many you want) cookie dough balls on the paper.

Step 3: Place the plate in the microwave.

Step 4: Microwave on medium-high for 30 seconds. After, check the dough and make sure it didn’t burn.

Step 5: Microwave in 10 second intervals until cookies reach your desired state.

Can You Microwave Frozen Cookie dough?

You can microwave frozen cookie dough, but be careful not to overcook it. The dough will cook all the way in the microwave if you time it correctly and if it is of a uniform thickness. If the dough is not evenly distributed, then some parts will cook more than others and you’ll end up with an unevenly cooked batch of cookies.

Can You Microwave Pillsbury Cookie Dough?

I checked the Pillsbury website and I found nothing that said their cookie dough wasn’t suitable for the microwave. But their cookie dough is suitable for eating raw!

The important thing to remember is you will always get the best results when you follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Pillsbury does recommend and provide instructions for baking cookie dough in the oven. Because they will taste their best!

You may use the microwave to heat up Pillsbury cookie dough as you would any other cookie dough (use our instructions above) as long as you keep in mind the following:

  • Cookies will not be as crispy in the microwave
  • Cookies will not rise as well
  • Cookies will not get as brown

Can You Microwave Cookie Dough in a Mug?

Yes, it’s possible to microwave cookie dough in a mug! But you don’t want to just fill the mug up with a slab of dough and leave it.

Break up the cookie dough in small pea sized balls. Place these cookie dough balls in a microwave-safe mug. Start off with 30 seconds on a medium to high heat. When you take it out of the microwave, be careful, the center will be hot!

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