I don’t drive fast.  I never play on the stairs. I avoid winter sports for fear of broken bones and/or a traumatic brain injury.

Yet, I openly and proudly eat raw cookie dough.

And apparently, this is a problem.

For the record, my good friend Shelagh saw me eat raw cookie dough while making Christmas cookies and she immediately – and graphically – described getting food poisoning.

And she’s an excellent writer, so it got SPECIFIC.

This did not dissuade me. She was talking to a person who would make cookie dough just to eat it raw. It never saw the oven.

P.S. I also eat sushi but I’m not into raw meat. I saw “Rosemary’s Baby” once.

But it looks like eating raw cookie dough is like doing yoga in the passing lane on the expressway,

The Centers for Disease Control says don’t do it and issued their updated advisory for the holiday season because flour and raw eggs could contain bacteria and salmonella.  This goes for any unbaked mix so it’s probably best not to lick the spoon.


Well, I’ve found a solution. You can cook the salmonella out of the flour!

Put the flour on a pan and bake for 5 minutes at 350 degrees! Or microwave for about 1.5 minutes! Enjoy this delicious cookie dough without the worry of eating raw eggs.

You’re welcome! Now can I lick the spoon in peace, please?