Question about raw cookie dough
posted at 9/15/2010 3:37 PM EDT"Don't eat the raw cookie dough!"
I'm sure we have all heard our mothers and fathers say that at least once. But is it really that bad for you, let's say 3-4 spoonfuls? I just had about 4 while baking cookies, and yes, it had raw egg in it, but I can't ever help it!
Re: Question about raw cookie dough
posted at 9/15/2010 5:14 PM EDTSomeone asked Dr. Knowledge this question a while ago. His response was that it's a gamble because of the samonella in the eggs. Dr K said that there is more samonella in eggs nowadays then there were back in the dark ages when I was a kid.
I bake all the time and let my kids lick the bowl. Yes, it's a gamble but life has to be fun. For me, I prefer freshly baked cookies over cookie dough any day. Warm cookies and milk. yum!