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View Poll Results: Do you/dc eat raw cookie dough?
No way! Are you crazy?! 12 100.00%
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Yes, but only if the eggs came were local/organic/free range/etc 19 100.00%
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#1 of 60 Old 10-01-2010, 05:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So, I know theres another thread on here about raw egg right now, but I *SWEAR* its just coincidence Anyhow. DS1 & I were making choc chip cookies today, and after we were mostly done I let him like the spoons/beaters like I always used to do. And, it made me wonder. How many of you let your lil ones lick spoons/eat raw cookie dough?
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I am rather laissez-faire about food-borne illnesses, since nobody in our family has ever gotten worse than a few hours of cramps, but I do think the eggs (and beef, and chicken) supplied by our local farm are significantly cleaner than the equivalent products at Wal-Mart. I wouldn't let them lick the beaters if I were using industrially produced eggs.
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I don't normally eat cookie dough, but if the kids want too, they're more than welcome to. My 8 year old loves raw batter, my 4 year old thinks its all gross.
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I am careful about how I crack the eggs and I buy the best we can afford, but I guess I figure... it's worth it. It's irrational and sentimental.

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We do, but we are egg free due to allergies, so there's nothing that could make them sick. :

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We do, but I don't use eggs in my cookies.
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Of course I do! I'm vegan!

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We don't-- but that's mostly because we don't eat cookies much. But in the more general sense of eating things with raw eggs-- I have moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis, and my digestion is delicate to begin with. So I'm extremely cautious about food-borne illness for myself, and thus for all of us, since I'm the one who cooks. I don't eat raw or undercooked eggs, even when I get them from my neighbor. Salmonella can be transmitted by wild birds, and if chickens are permitted access to the outside even the best-kept chickens can be exposed to it. I don't think the risk is all that enormous, but for me, even a minor vomiting-and-diarrhea illness can kick my disease into a full-blown flare, and I almost died of my last flare.

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I do. DD dosen't because she has a small egg allergy. She can eat the baked cookies no problem, but the raw dough gives her hives.

I'm another who's fairly casual about food borne illness.

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Once she was 3 or 4, yes. We always have the local eggs and I feel like they're safer, and I only let her get a few tablespoons at most. It was a great part of my childhood! still is...

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I think cooking the cookies ruins them!! I like the dough a million times better than I like the baked cookies!
We do stick to local/organic eggs, but even if we didn't I'd eat the dough anyway. It's not something I make frequently (less than 4 times a year probably), so I don't worry to much.

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Nope. We recently added eggs back into our diet so I stopped letting the kids lick the beaters. It actually solved the problem of three kids wanting to lick but only two lick-able beaters

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living in peru, i've had food poisoning enough times to know that it is not worth the risk. i raise my own chickens too, but i would never eat raw eggs. if the cookie dough was egg-free, then by all means...

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I don't encourage it. . . but mainly cause I no longer find raw cookie dough appealing (I did eat it as a teenager) and I'd just rather eat a cooked cookie. She might sneak a finger-lick here or there, but I don't just hand it over.

We do seem to make cookies once a month or so, so we do have stuff around. And we do get high quality eggs, so that's not the issue. Kiddo is happy enough licking whipped cream or frosting off the mixing spoons when I make those things, so I guess that's our egg-free substitution.
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Mmm... cookie dough, some things are worth the risk
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Of course I do! I'm vegan!
Me too, so I voted "other." That's IMO the best thing about vegan baking! I have a muffin recipe that I don't even cook, I literally just eat the batter.

Growing up, we ate raw cookie dough and brownie batter every time my mom baked. She thought it was an important part of being a kid.

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Me too, so I voted "other." That's IMO the best thing about vegan baking! I have a muffin recipe that I don't even cook, I literally just eat the batter.

Growing up, we ate raw cookie dough and brownie batter every time my mom baked. She thought it was an important part of being a kid.

I'd love that recipe
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The only cookies I ever make use coconut flour and a lot of eggs and I think raw eggs are very healthy, but they have to be free range organic eggs, so yes I think its healthy to eat the raw cookie dough I make.

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Sure. Of course, I eat raw eggs sometimes too. (raw egg, honey, milk and nutmeg blended together for breakfast!)

I have my own chickens so I know everything that happened to the eggs though.
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yummmm.......raw cookie dough.

Of course!!!!

But I should add the disclaimer that our eggs come from our own chickens so there is no question about the safety since they are our own.

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Well, I'm vegan so my cookie dough doesn't contain eggs I always eat the dough.

When I was younger and an omnivore, my mother let us eat the dough before she added the eggs. I don't remember ever minding it being egg-less.

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Yes, and we do use eggs (almost always free range, organic, but not always). I just don't worry about it, and cookie dough is so much better than cookies are.

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I'd love that recipe
They're really called Vegan Full Meal Muffins, but I call them Carrot Cake Muffins.

I use white flour and oat flour instead of spelt and barley flours, carrots instead of zucchini, and add golden raisins. DH likes them cooked so I bake some for him, but on the night I make them I always eat a bowl of the batter for dinner. I can't believe I'm admitting this!

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They're really called Vegan Full Meal Muffins, but I call them Carrot Cake Muffins.

I use white flour and oat flour instead of spelt and barley flours, carrots instead of zucchini, and add golden raisins. DH likes them cooked so I bake some for him, but on the night I make them I always eat a bowl of the batter for dinner. I can't believe I'm admitting this!
Thanks! I am going to make these this week - using only whole wheat flour - hope it works
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I wanted to add, though, that I haev read before that it isn't wise to eat raw flour - but I don't remember why not...
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Oh god yes. I actually try not to let the real little kids do so because of salmonella. But the older kids I at least warn about it first and let them make that choice. I've been eating raw cookie dough since I could walk (and way more than I will admit to...) and have never gotten food poisoning from it in any way. It's the only thing I'll eat undercooked eggs in.

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I eat raw cookie dough, but only if I make it with bananas (or another egg sub) instead of eggs.

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Only if we use an egg sub. I teach food safety and I'm a bit, well, very cautious about food safety! My family teases me pretty much constantly about all the things they can't do with food in front of me (defrost on the counter, eat cookie dough, leave things out, etc.).

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How do you sub eggs for bannanas???
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Yes, I do, I'll let my toddler have a little lick, but I'm likely to eat half the batter before cooking.
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