Is It Safe To Eat Raw Cookie Dough?
According to the CDC, you should not eat homemade raw cookie dough. Why? In homemade raw cookie dough there are a few ingredients that can cause life-threatening illnesses.
Raw Flour: Usually, store-bought flour is not treated to kill the E. Coli that resides in it because it’s assumed it will be cooked before consumption, thereby killing the bacteria. Consuming raw flour means ingesting E. Coli, which can cause terrible stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea. In a 2016 outbreak, one patient went into kidney failure as a result.
Raw Eggs: Commonly known to carry salmonella, raw eggs should never be eaten raw. However, since the CDC’s ominous warning against the consumption of raw cookie dough, many freedom fighters thought to cook their eggs first, not use eggs at all, or get pasteurized eggs that have specifically been treated against salmonella as a way around this danger.
Salmonella poisoning is no small matter, though, with about 450 people dying a year as a result of it in the USA.
Leavening: Not all recipes call for leavening agents like baking soda, but many of the best ones do. Leavening is activated by acids - very much like the ones that process the foods in your stomach - which means that consuming it raw, combined with the other raw ingredients, will cause the dough to try to begin rising in your stomach.
So How Can I Eat Edoughble’s Raw Cookie Dough?
How can we repeat the CDC’s warnings against eating raw cookie dough, yet have the greatest brand of raw cookie dough the nation has ever seen? Good question. Let’s take a look at who and what make up Edoughble and its famous tastes.
Rana Lustyan, founder and Head Chef at Edoughble, is a classically trained French chef that attended the world famous culinary school of Le Cordon Bleu. “Le Cordon Bleu is an international chain of hospitality and culinary schools teaching French cuisine. Its educational focuses are hospitality management, culinary arts, and gastronomy. The institution consists of 35 institutes in 20 countries and has over 20,000 students of many different nationalities.”
To create the world’s greatest raw cookie dough recipes, Rana only uses real, all-natural ingredients like hormone-free butter and alcohol-free vanilla bean extract. To make it 100% safe to eat, Edoughble takes more steps than anyone in the industry. Each batch of cookie dough has NO egg, NO raw flour and NO chemical leavening. We go further and also have all the recipes lab tested, to ensure the highest standard of quality and safety.
Why Should I Choose Edoughble?
Ultimately, you want to be happy, and cookie dough makes everyone happy, but what really makes Edoughble stand out is our relentless dedication to quality.
Non-GMO Project verified, directly sourced, pure ingredients (vanilla extract from Madagascar only, for example), and all professionally crafted, you can trust the cookie dough you’re buying from Edoughble will be nothing but the safest and tastiest.
The best part? We spend all our time and energy creating new and exciting flavors, which means you have the opportunity to get a little bit of the best of all the worlds - chocolate chip, strawberry, birthday cake, cookies and cream, and so, so much more. Instead of having to get ingredients for dozens of flavors of dough yourself, and having to cook large enough batches for each flavor, you can have a box of multiple flavors in your freezer that you can call upon at your leisure.
Need a little pick-me-up after a hard day at work? Take some Peanut Butter cookie dough out of the freezer, mix it with a little Chocolate Chip off the Ol’ Block, and drown in the flavored goodness. No mess, no waiting, no recipes… just a taste of heaven at your beck and call.