Seriously! I have a problem. (well not a huge, tragic kind of problem… more of a struggle!)
But when I make cookies for my kids I have to now fight one of the most primal, unconscious, life-long acts of my existence. I am a fan of raw cookie dough. GASP! I would guess you have sampled it before as well. But I am brave enough to confess it! I know I am not alone because the supporting evidence is in each grocery store… cookie dough ice cream and candy. And of course ice cream and custard shops!
It was naughty, it was impatient, and delicious. Now I read warnings as I dip dough from our jumbo Nestle Toll House tub from Costco. Unkind warnings. And I know in my rational brain I need to heed their solemn advice. They became more significant when I caught a new story a couple of years ago about at a very sick woman in Las Vegas. She had eaten raw cookie dough that had E.coli. (see story link below) Her reaction was so severe and it made a lasting impression on me. I stopped cold turkey.
So I get it. Doesn’t make me very happy. And of course my life will go on.
I am changing the next generation though because my children would never consider eating raw cookie dough. So there!
(my favorite ice creams/concretes do have “cookie dough” because it is an acceptable way to feed my addiction)
New Story on E. coli.
Interesting Nestle Toll House 81 ounce Costco tub:
Usually around $7.99 (and you can sometimes get a $2 coupon on the tub)
Each cookie is 120 calories (for a 1/2 inch ball)
Entire tub of cookies is 9720 calories!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!