Since most store-bought dough tends to be pasteurized, the risk for salmonella is greatly decreased, though the risk for foodborne illness isn’t. Editor’s tip: You can buy special safe-to-eat cookie dough at the store.
They’re made safe to eat raw by using pasteurized eggs and heat-treated flour, the company said. Dough comes in three flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough; Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
Breastfeeding mothers need not restrict specific food groups during nursing, including snacks or desserts. … Cookie dough, both raw and prepared as cookies, isn’t the healthiest food, but nutritionally should pose no problem when eaten on occasion as part of an otherwise balanced diet.
The good news is that you’re okay eating most commercial cookie dough products–certainly in cookie dough ice cream, where the product is intended to be eaten uncooked.
All Pillsbury refrigerated cookie and brownie dough will be safe to eat raw, according to a statement from General Mills. The reformulated cookie dough is made with heat-treated flour and pasteurized eggs, which kills pathogens that can cause foodborne illnesses in the raw product, according to the company’s website.
It might taste delicious, but eating raw cookie dough really can make you sick. Raw eggs can be contaminated with salmonella and raw flour can contain E. coli.
To be safe, you should not consume cookie dough that is past its expiration date, but you can consume it up to 1-2 months past its best-by date, if stored properly.