Say No to Cookie Dough

Say No to Cookie Dough

It seems harmless. While making cookies, you decide to taste the dough. But regardless of how good it tastes, you are taking a risk. Raw eggs can harbor bacteria that may cause food poisoning, and young children and the elderly are more susceptible.

To make sure your cookies are tasty and safe, follow these steps:

  1. Wait until cookies are fully baked before digging in.
  2. Don't lick beaters, spoons or bowls.
  3. Wash your hands before starting your cookie-making, immediately after you've handled raw eggs and when you've finished.

September is National Food Safety Education Month. Learn more about food preparation and food safety by consulting a registered dietitian in your area and visiting, which also includes a "cookie rookie" pledge for kids.

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