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7 Cookie Doughs to Always Leave on Grocery Store Shelves

Yes, they're super easy to make, but some options can be harmful to your health.

When the craving for a sweet treat hits, you most likely don't want to wait too long to indulge. While the idea of baking up something from scratch sounds lovely, it's not all that realistic. You might not have all the ingredients on hand! And especially when you have plenty of options that are the next best thing, you don't have to spend too much time in the kitchen—yes, we're talking about store-bought cookie doughs.

There are tons of options out there that all result in warm, delicious, homemade-tasting cookies that are ready in minutes. While a classic chocolate chip variety is always a solid option, there are other choices that aren't necessarily the best for you healthwise and could be harming your waistline in the long-run. When in doubt, the simpler the better when it comes to any dessert!

Keeping this in mind, we rounded up some of the premade cookie doughs lining the refrigerated aisles in the grocery stores you'll want to keep away from, as they're high-calorie sugar bombs. Check out the biggest offenders and if you're looking to really stay on a healthy track, be sure to add The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now to your diet!


Pillsbury Cookie Dough Made With Oreo Cookies Pieces

pillsbury oreo cookie dough

Per cookie: 170 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 120 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (0 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 1 g protein

Oreo cookies are already beloved, but a dough that is packed with actual Oreo pieces? Well, that's just a game-changer. But you want to keep in mind that just one of these cookies will cost you 170 calories and 12 grams of sugar. And it's safe to say you'll most likely eat a few at one time, so these are a no-go.


Mrs. Fields Rainbow Chip Cookie Dough

mrs fields rainbow cookie dough

Per cookie: 160 calories, (3.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 180 mg sodium, 24 g carbs (0 g fiber, 15 g sugar), 2 g protein

These M&M infused cookies might remind you of your childhood, but these memories are better left staying just that, memories. This Mrs. Fields variety is packing 15 grams of sugar per cookie.


Toll House Pecan Turtle Delight Cookie Dough

nestle pecan turtle delight

Per cookie: 170 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 180 mg sodium, 21 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 2 g protein

These cookies from Toll House feature nuts, so that must mean they're not too bad, right? Not so fast, as Turtle Pecan Delight not only has pecans and chocolate chips, but caramel, too.


Immaculate Double Chocolate Cookie Dough

immaculate double chocolate
Courtesy of Immaculate Baking
Per cookie: 150 calories, 8 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 55 mg sodium, 19 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 12 g sugar), <1 g protein

These cookies from Immaculate are gluten and dairy-free, but they're proof that doesn't just immediately mean they're healthy. One cookie will cost you 150 calories and has more sugar than an Original Glazed Krispy Kreme Donut.

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Annie's Organic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

annies chocolate chip cookie dough
Courtesy of Annie's
Per cookie: 140 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 50 mg sodium, g carbs (0 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 1 g protein

When it comes to other chocolate chip cookie options, Annie's is on the higher end when it comes to calories. If you can resist and just eat one and walk away from the batch, that's the move to make when these are around.


Pillsbury Mini Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

pillsbury reeses cookie dough

Per cookie: 160 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 150 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 2 g protein

Pillsbury went ahead and added mini Reese's Pieces to its peanut butter cookie dough. It's a peanut butter lover's dream come true! But you really are much better off eating a scoop of actual PB as a snack to get your fix than to eat one of these cookies.


Toll House Funfetti Edible Cookie Dough with Candy Sprinkles

nestle funetti
Courtesy of Walmart
Per serving, 2 tablespoons: 140 calories, 2 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 110 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (0 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 1 g protein

OK, so this dough is a bit different than the other options, as it's meant to be eaten as is without being baked. An even easier way to get your cookie fix! But one serving is just 2 tablespoons and that's already serving up 14 grams of sugar. It's far too easy to eat this entire container in one sitting (like it is with a regular ice cream pint), so this option simply can be dangerous.

Jennifer Maldonado
Jennifer Maldonado is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food and health content. Read more about Jennifer
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