WHY IS IT UN­HEALTHY TO EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH?

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— 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.

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