You Can Have Your Raw Cookie Dough And Eat It Too: Healthy Safety Tips

I know I've snuck a bite or two of raw cookie dough and lived to tell the tale, but that doesn't mean that the risk of salmonella doesn't still loom in the background.

Of all the cookie doughs you could consume, homemade might be the riskiest, if you make yours with eggs, which most people do. Store-bought cookie doughs, like Nestlé Toll House use pasteurized eggs, which minimizes — but does not eliminate — the risk of contracting salmonella poisoning.

You can actually get sick from raw cookie dough. In 2009, Nestlé had to recall nearly 4 million packages of its cookie dough after 77 people in 30 states contracted E. coli poisoning. With any raw food, the risk of foodborne illness is alive and very real.

Lucky for any cookie-dough addicts out there, who just can't wait for the oven to work its magic, we have a cookie dough recipe that is meant solely for your raw enjoyment — sans eggs, packed with toppings, and oh-so delicious.

Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.