Edible Cookie Dough Dessert Bars

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If you love cookie dough but worry about its safety, then this is the dessert recipe for you. Most people think raw cookie dough is unsafe because of te eggs in the recipe, but there is another reason that raw cookie dough isn't safe to eat. This edible cookie dough dessert recipe is an eggless cookie dough recipe which you are not going to get sick from it. The no-bake treat isn't baked once it is put together, but there is a step that requires you to heat one of the ingredients. One of the reasons that cookie dough is unsafe to eat is because of the flour in the dessert recipe. To ensure that the cookie dough dessert recipe is safe to eat you will want to kill the bacteria in the flour first. One trick is to microwave the dessert recipe flour until it reaches 160°F, which effectively kills off any bacteria. If you don’t have a kitchen thermometer to test the flour, a good rule of thumb is to microwave the flour for one minute and 15 seconds on high, making sure to stir every 15 seconds or so. Then go on with the dessert recipe. For the full step by step dessert recipe and video tutorial, you will want to take a look at the Coupon Cravings site.

You are not alone if you enjoy raw cookie dough, it's a dessert recipe that you will even find in ice cream. What you might not know it that eating raw cookie dough recipes or batter, whether it is for bread, pizza, cookie recipes, or tortillas could make you, and your kids sick. You want to avoid eating raw cookie dough as it can be unsafe. The reason for this is you could be ingesting a strain of bacteria called Shiga toxin-producing E. coli. Raw cookie dough that is eaten or handled by people could have flour in it that has the bacteria that make people sick. In 2016 ten million pounds of flour were recalled, to include unbleached, all-purpose, and self-rising varieties because of the bacteria. Some of the flours that were recalled had been sold to restaurants that allow children to play with the dough made from the raw flour while they were waiting for their meals.

While most people understand the dangers of eating raw dough recipes because of the presence of the raw eggs and the associated risk of salmonella, not everyone is aware of the risk of eating raw flour. Consumers should be aware that there can be additional risks that are associated with the consumption of raw cookie dough or dough recipes, as there may be particularly harmful strains of E. coli in a product such as flour. Flour comes from a grain that comes directly from the field and is typically not treated to kill bacteria. Bacteria from the field could contaminate the grain used for flour, which is then harvested and milled into flour. Common steps to kill bacteria during food preparation and processing include boiling, roasting, baking, microwaving, and frying. But with raw cookie dough, no steps to kill the bacteria has been used. So when you make any sort of recipe that requires the use of flour, whether it is dessert recipes, no-bake treats or bread recipes you will want to be sure and get the flour to the right temperature to kill any bacteria that may be present.

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