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Is it safe to eat raw cookie dough?

Regardless of how good cookie dough tastes, raw eggs can harbor bacteria that cause food poisoning and young children are more susceptible.

To make sure your cookies are tasty and safe, follow these steps:
  • Wait until cookies are fully baked before digging in.
  • Don't lick beaters, spoons or bowls.
  • Wash your hands before starting your cookie making, immediately after you've handled raw eggs and when you've finished.

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