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Old 12-11-2011, 04:41 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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You could play it safe and stick with cookie dough ice cream, two treats in one, yes!
The world is full of scary things, I'm not going to worry about all the what ifs, and that includes raw cookie dough.

 
Old 12-11-2011, 07:21 PM
 
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dammit you all, i was going to start eating more healthy, but i've decided to make a cake now.
 
Old 12-13-2011, 06:28 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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dammit you all, i was going to start eating more healthy, but i've decided to make a cake now.
Can I lick the bowl and the spatula?

When I was a kid I wanted my mother to make cake batter so I could eat it out of a bowl with a spoon instead of baking it into a cake. She never let me do that, though, lol. I was deprived, I tell you!

Love cookie dough and cake batter, and no, I've never gotten salmonella or Ecoli or any of the other diseases you supposedly can get. Not that they aren't real, but living involves risk and I suspect that if you spend your days worrying about every little germ and bug that MIGHT be out there, you will die from an eagle dropping a rock on your head.

Alas, I stay away from most cakes and cookies these days in any form.
 
Old 12-13-2011, 08:30 AM
 
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lovesMountains...it probably does carry some risk...but as we always make our own dough, I feel the risk is much less......I can remember a friends child coming over (years ago) and they had never indulged...I remember saying that every kid had to try raw cookie dough at least once in their lives.......crazy thing is 20 years later when we ran into this now young women...she recalled that incident with a great affection.......When I was a child we ALWAYS made our own eggnog with raw eggs....never got ill, and loved it.....I must admit though...I doubt I would ever partake of a storebought cookie dough....just the thought makes me cringe...and today I'd probably not make the eggnog anymore because of the risk.
 
Old 12-13-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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lovesMountains...it probably does carry some risk...but as we always make our own dough, I feel the risk is much less......I can remember a friends child coming over (years ago) and they had never indulged...I remember saying that every kid had to try raw cookie dough at least once in their lives.......crazy thing is 20 years later when we ran into this now young women...she recalled that incident with a great affection.......When I was a child we ALWAYS made our own eggnog with raw eggs....never got ill, and loved it.....I must admit though...I doubt I would ever partake of a storebought cookie dough....just the thought makes me cringe...and today I'd probably not make the eggnog anymore because of the risk.
Apparently a lot of people feel as you do!

Glad you've got those nice memories

My memories of salmonella poisoning in the 1990's make eating raw dough a risk I'm not willing to take however.

And these days when I drink egg nog it's the store bought pasteurized kind
 
Old 12-13-2011, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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I'm 50 and grew up on raw cookie dough, too. The biggest problem is how the food is grown and processed now. When I was a kid there weren't a fraction of the outbreaks that there are now. There's a reason for that. Once Big Ag took over it changed everything and the USDA and FDA is so infitrated and bought off that it is a very different thing. I allow my child to have raw cookie dough but only if I get my ingredients locally from family farmers, etc.

If most people were to see how animals now live - and this is not about the welfare of the animal - and how they were slaughtered...Cows can be diseased and they simply turn around and grind them up and feed them to the other animals. Chickens and pigs live in filth. I wouldn't eat a raw egg from Big Business anymore.

If you want to see what really goes on watch this movie (http://http://www.foodincmovie.com/ - broken link).
 
Old 12-13-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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Cows can be diseased and they simply turn around and grind them up and feed them to the other animals. Chickens and pigs live in filth.
I generally don't include these in my cookie dough.


I know what you're saying, though.
 
Old 12-13-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Well if you love raw cookie dough and you don't want to take a risk, you can always just make the cookie dough without the eggs and keep it in the freezer. Or you can use pasteurized eggs but I wonder if they're irradiated? I don't think I've ever made cookies though w/o eating a bit of the dough and I love to bake.
 
Old 12-13-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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This is how I feel about it. When I was little, Mom let me lick the mixer beaters when she was making a cake. Dad made eggnog with raw eggs. I never had a problem back then. I won't do that any more.

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I'm 50 and grew up on raw cookie dough, too. The biggest problem is how the food is grown and processed now. When I was a kid there weren't a fraction of the outbreaks that there are now. There's a reason for that. Once Big Ag took over it changed everything and the USDA and FDA is so infitrated and bought off that it is a very different thing. I allow my child to have raw cookie dough but only if I get my ingredients locally from family farmers, etc.

If most people were to see how animals now live - and this is not about the welfare of the animal - and how they were slaughtered...Cows can be diseased and they simply turn around and grind them up and feed them to the other animals. Chickens and pigs live in filth. I wouldn't eat a raw egg from Big Business anymore.

If you want to see what really goes on watch this movie (http://http://www.foodincmovie.com/ - broken link).
 
Old 12-13-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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The warning from the CDC was based on raw flour in raw cookie dough, not the eggs, it caused an e.Coli outbreak in 2009.
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