WHY IS IT UNHEALTHY TO EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH?
— Hayley 9, TN
While you may think raw cookie dough tastes better than cookies sometimes, it’s not a good idea to eat dough. For starters, it’s unhealthy to eat raw cookie dough because there are typically raw eggs included in the mixture. Raw eggs run the risk of carrying a bacteria called salmonella, which can upset your tummy big time. The flour in the recipe can also carry a harmful bacteria called e. coli that can make you sick. Since high heat kills these bacteria, it’s best to wait until your cookies are baked before gobbling them up.