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Raw cookie dough: Aside from the egg, there's another important reason you should never taste it

Added 05-30-20 05:43:02am EST - “Raw cookie dough. It's as bewitching as it is vexing. But there are actually two great reasons not to taste it before it's baked.” - Foxnews.com

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Raw cookie dough. It’s as bewitching as it is vexing. On the one hand, it smells sublime — but on the other, it contains raw egg, and shouldn’t be eaten until thoroughly baked.

But it’s not just the eggs you should be wary of. Unless you’re whipping up a batch of gluten-free cookies, cookie dough usually contains raw flour, which can also make you very sick.

According to both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), raw doughs containing flour — e.g. cookie dough, pizza dough, tortilla dough, etc. — should not be consumed, or given to children to play with (as a substitute for Play-Doh, for instance), as it can possibly contain harmful bacteria such as E. coli.

The CDC cites two recent E. coli outbreaks (in both 2016 and 2019) that sickened over 80 people in recent years, both traced back to raw flour. (iStock)

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