As I was searching Pinterest for some snack ideas, I suddenly wondered, “why is eating raw cookie dough bad?”
I researched to see what makes raw cookie dough so harmful. As a result, I found raw eggs have the potential to cause serious health issues. For instance, salmonella and E.coli. However, Flour, if left raw, also carries the same risks!
Salmonella, also known as gastroenteritis (gastro), is a bacterial infection of the intestines, can be symptom-free. However, can also present with diarrhea, fever, nausea, and abdominal cramps. Infection occurs via contaminated water or food. It is spread from raw eggs and egg products, and also raw or undercooked meats.
E.Coli is bacteria. Different types of E.Coli found in people and even animals are harmful causing serious symptoms. As a result, can even cause death. Found in Unprocessed milk, cheese, yogurt, ground meat, and contaminated water.
Essential Ingredients For Cookie dough
Above all, ingredients that cookie dough requires are a type of flour, a type of milk, Flavour, butter, and sugar. Substitute ingredients as needed. For instance, Need it dairy-free? Soy or almond milk and dairy-free margarine or butter. Maybe Gluten-free? Gluten-free flour. The variations will be in the recipe card for convenience.
Eating cookie dough on dietary restrictions
In addition, It’s possible to enjoy this treat while on dietary restrictions by substituting some ingredients. For convenience, I added substitutes to the recipe itself. Because, I believe everyone should be able to enjoy food!
Edible Cookie Dough
- Electric Mixer
- ¾ cup Butter Unsalted, room temperature
- 1 cup Brown Sugar Light
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract Pure
- ½ tsp salt
- 1½ cups Flour All-purpose, toasted
- ¼ cup Milk
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips Dark
- Add your butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt to a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low until all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined
- Increase speed a high-medium and continue to beat until its pale and fluffy (up to 3 minutes)
- Lower the speed and slowly add the flour. Continue to mix the dough until the flour is fully combined. Then add the milk and increase speed to a medium, Beating until it resembles cookie dough (up to about 30 seconds)
- Fold through the chocolate chips using a wooden spoon and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight
These would be a fantastic go-to snack rolled into bite-sized balls! Try coating them in chocolate.
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