Guess What? You CAN eat cookie dough over the holidays!
Ok, so judging from all the recent articles we’ve been reading about how you’re NOT supposed to eat raw cookie dough, we think it’s safe to say that that one of most beloved holiday treats there is is…wait for it…COOKIE DOUGH. 🤦
And who can blame us, really? Butter, sugar, chocolate chips, cinnamon swirls…it’s almost too much to ask of us to keep our spoons (and fingers) out of that pillowy pile that’s just daring us to take a smooth, gooey, delicious bite.
“It’s these dumb salmonella-prone eggs that have completely ruined my holiday,” you may think as you grumpily stare into your mixing bowl.
And, well, you’re half right. There are a few ways that eggs can become contaminated that we won’t go into in case you haven’t had lunch yet, but there’s another culprit behind the proposed ban on your favorite guilty pleasure.
“Huh?” you say accusingly, “Now you’re just making things up.”
Alas, ‘tis true. According to the CDC, flour is a raw agricultural product that hasn’t yet been treated to kill bacteria and germs. So anything gnarly that your flour came into contact with in the field or the processing plant is still there and just waiting to do a number on your digestive tract.
But (you can probably tell where we’re going with this) when flour is baked or cooked, the contaminants are killed off in the heat. Which means your fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies are perfectly safe to eat.
So where does this leave a country of cookie dough lovers? Well, to people that don’t know about us yet, out of luck.
But because you’re smarter than the average bear and know that you don’t have to risk three days sick in bed for your favorite treat, you’re no worse for the wear. Just Edoughble it up.
Here are a few ways to do it:
New Falalalavor alert!
Put your hands together for Brown Butter Pecan Brrritle. We took brown butter dough (which is enough to make angels sing on its own) mixed in some sweet, buttery homemade brittle and topped it with cinnamon and pecans. It’s basically the holidays on a spoon.
Mix and match your own custom confections with our Holiday Dough It Yourself Kit. This cute as a button pack offers a mix of “naked” doughs that you can add chocolate chips, sprinkles, and even peppermint marshmallows too! Pro tip: this kit also makes THE perfect white elephant or Secret Santa gift.
A better duet that Baby It’s Cold Outside
Do not sleep on our Baby Boy Bakery Holiday Duo. It’s the perfect collab between our founder Rana and author and creator of Baby Boy Bakery, Jacqui. Featuring Gingerbread Girl, a mix of fresh gingersnaps and gingerbread dough and vanilla frosting, and White Chocolate Peppermint Brownie, fudgy homemade brownies with chocolate dough and a kiss of peppermint, this box is one they’ll want to open early.
So, don’t despair, friends! There’s a solution to your dough woes. And here at Edoughble, we want to wish you all a safe, happy and delicious holiday. ❤️