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By the time Friday rolls around, Joe and I are both in the mood for a low key night, which means a workout together at the gym, eating Chipotle and watching something on TV. Maybe not the most exciting routine around, but I love it so much. Last week when were were watching Shark Tank on ABC, one of our favorite shows, I was drawn to a particular business idea that was being pitched to the sharks on the show. The company, Cookie Dough Cafe, was talking about their line of edible raw cookie dough in a jar. Um, yum!

Although I loved the business idea, one thing that struck me as strange was the fact that they went on and on about the fact that this product was safe because it didn’t contain eggs, meaning no risk of salmonella. However, they didn’t say a thing about the flour that was being used in the cookie dough. What a lot of people don’t know is that eggs aren’t the only source of contamination and that raw flour can also pose a risk of E. coli. I’m assuming that the ladies who own The Cookie Dough Cafe have this figured out and are just not mentioning it, but I thought that I would talk about it briefly. Better safe than sorry, right?

Well, friends, be prepared to have your world rocked by this recipe. If it’s not one of the best recipes to date on E&C, I don’t know what is. To make this Raw Sugar Cookie Dough in a Jar, you start by toasting your flour on a baking sheet in the oven. Doing so makes it safe to use your flour in any manner of raw forms, including this recipe. It takes about 10 minutes and doesn’t impact the taste but will give you peace of mind when serving this treat to your friends, kiddos and when you eat it yourself.

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This recipe makes a small batch of cookie dough, about a cup. It’s just enough to keep in the fridge when the craving strikes but not too much that you’ll make yourself sick eating a huge batch at one time. I would suggest, for the sake of your stomach and your waistline, to stick to a spoonful of this magical mixture, then return it to the fridge for safe keeping. For someone who always has to end the night on something sweet, this has proven to be the perfect solution!

Edible Raw Sugar Cookie Dough
Recipe type: Dessert
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What most people don't know is that uncooked flour can be a source of E.coli. To make this cookie dough safe to eat raw, toasting the flour is key.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon high-quality vanilla
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 300°F. Place flour on ungreased cookie sheet. Toast flour in oven for 10 minutes, stirring twice during baking.
  2. Meanwhile, with an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar 2 to 3 minutes or until well combined and fluffy. Beat in the milk, vanilla and salt until well combined.
  3. Cool flour 10 minutes after toasting. Add to butter mixture and beat until well combined. Spoon into a jar with lid. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

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  • http://livingwithaboy.com/ Gabby Deitsch

    Yum! I had always heard that you can keep your AP flour in the freezer to kill E. coli. Is that true?

  • http://www.mixingbowlgal.com/ CBroyhill

    This is dangerous ;) Thank you for the recipe! Love finding a (somewhat healthier) solution to my cookie dough addiction! Looking forward to making this :)

  • Kristin

    It’s sad (and a little scary) that I didn’t know that about flour. I’ll have to do some research. Thank you!

  • http://thoughtsbynatalie.com/ Natalie Lynn Borton

    I had never heard that about flour—thanks for educating us! Also, can’t wait to try this :)

  • http://lovekblair.blogspot.com/ Katie Hall

    I had no idea about the flour. I always thought the green light was ON if there were no eggs…yikes. What would I do without a friend like you??

  • http://www.intheshellofanut.com/ Hillary

    Hi Madison! I first have to say that I found your blog about a month ago and love it! Like you, I have a major sweet tooth and think there is just something missing after dinner without a little treat. I try to manage this with portion control and I love this recipe with idea that you make just enough for any little craving you might have. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Melissa

    Just made this dough. My son is so excited because his dad lets him eat raw sugar cookie dough but I do not. NOW he gets to eat it at home too! lol
    One thing, my dough came out darker than your picture. Still tastes great though. I’m thinking my oven runs hotter than the norm! Thoughts?