Even though I could inhale raw cookie dough when I was little – and did, if no one was there to keep an eye on me when I was making chocolate chip cookies. I still eat raw cookie dough, raw eggs and all, but the practice is somewhat frowned upon these days. Raw eggs carry a risk for salmonella, and even though the risk is very small (only 1 in 20,000 eggs might have the bacteria, and even then might not cause illness), it is still recommended that children under the age of 10 and pregnant women avoid them or eat pasturized eggs instead. Science isn’t going to stop kids from wanting to eat raw cookie dough, however, so if you want to play it safe, it is best to look for a safer alternative before you let your kids indulge a little.
One alternative is the Safe-to-Eat Cookie Dough from Bliss Candies, made without eggs, this cookie dough is designed to be eaten straight from the container. It’s made to order from scratch, and is shipped out in small containers. You can eat it straight from the packaging, or you can use the cookie dough in homemade ice creams (or store-bought, of course) and other treats that might need a little bit of cookie dough. The chocolate chip has a lot of chips and stays softer in the ice cream than the cookie dough that comes in premade cookie dough ice cream, which is nice. It’s also nice that you can control how much cookie dough goes into each serving. The dough was much better raw than it was baked (I tested a few and they were just “ok”), but that is really the point of this product. Even though you don’t quite get the satisfaction of licking the spoon that comes with homemade dough, it’s less work and less cleanup (and less worry, if kids are a concern) to dip a spoon into this container and indulge.