Do you eat your cookie dough as you are making cookies? Many people do especially this time of year. A new report shows there may be some awful germs lurking in ready-to-bake cookie dough.
Scientists concluded that raw, ready-to-bake cookie dough was what caused 77 people in 30 states to become ill, 35 of whom became so sick that they needed to be hospitalized.
They found e-coli to be the source and not just from eggs but from flour. Flour, they explain, doesn’t go through the kind of special processing to kill off pathogens that ingredients like pasteurized eggs, molasses, sugar, baking soda, and margarine do.
So if you see cookie dough that is ready to bake do not eat until cooked! You can say the same for your own homemade cookie dough too. Don’t let e-coli ruin your holidays from baking those holiday cookies this year.