When you make chocolate chip cookies part of the process is, you eat some of the cookie dough. It has also been one of those, you aren’t supposed to do that type of things. Everyone does it anyways. Who can blame you when chocolate chip cookie dough tastes so good? What if I told you that, you can have your cookie dough and eat it too, with no worries of salmonella? You can with this easy eggless, chocolate chip cookie dough.
Salmonella is a pesky bacteria that causes food poisoning in around one million people in the United States every year. Of those people, 19,000 are hospitalized and sadly 380 people die from salmonella. The possibility of salmonella in cookie dough comes from raw eggs. While using pasteurized eggs reduces the risk, there is still some there. So what’s a cookie dough lover to do? We take the eggs out.
Taking the eggs out of the cookie dough opens the door to creating all sorts of delicious treats such as cookie dough cupcakes and truffles. It is also perfect if you want to make your own cookie dough ice cream. Then again you could just eat it by itself when you want a sweet treat. Sometimes you just want some cookie dough. I know people that use to buy the tubes of it at the store just for that reason.
Cookie dough is just good stuff and will always be good stuff in my book. It transports so many of us to a happy place full of happy memories. Memories of making cookies when we were little and our mom’s and grandma’s giving us that bite of yummy cookie dough. Those memories are part of our love of the tasty treat and why so many feel better after eating it. Well, we feel good until we eat too much. Just remember moderation.
What is your favorite way to eat cookie dough?
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup white sugar
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- ½ cup whole milk
- ⅓ cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup chocolate chips
- Mix flour, white sugar, brown sugar, and salt together in a large bowl. Add milk, butter, and vanilla extract; stir with a wooden spoon until dough is combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Turn dough out on a large piece of plastic wrap; roll into a log and wrap up tightly. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour. Cut dough with a wet knife; it will be sticky.
Recipe is Edible Cookie Chip Dough from Allrecipes
**Salmonella facts from the CDC**
**In June 2016 the FDA recommended against eating all types of raw dough due to the risk of E Coli from flour. You can read their update HERE. If this leaves you looking for a flourless and eggless cookie dough check out my, Faux Cookie Dough Dip.**