Lately I have been seeing all these wonderful cookie dough recipes going around…. Oh how I LOVE cookie dough! The only problem is that they all call for raw flour and there have been recent outbreaks of E Coli that were found to be in the flour of raw cookie dough (not the eggs)! If I could actually hunt down some heat treated or pasteurized flour- that would be nice, but since that is not going to happen anytime soon I made my own solution…
I microwaved my flour! Not only that, but I also checked the temperature to make sure that it got hot enough to kill the germs. I read somewhere that most bugs will be killed at temps above 160 so I made sure to reach that and then some! Don’t just take my word for it though- do your own research. I microwaved my flour on high for 1 minute and 15 seconds. I also stirred the flour after each 15 second interval. The stirring is important to make sure that it all heats evenly.
Since I had no intentions of actually cooking my cookie dough this recipe was made strictly for eating while it is still dough. I cannot attest to how it will actually bake since there are no eggs in it! This is SO good and addicting, but it is very rich… we just nibbled on it for the last few days! I also have some yummy recipes made with this cookie dough that I will share later on… I know… dangerous! ;P
Disclaimer: I am not a scientist and I have no proof that microwaving will kill all bacteria in the flour… so please use this method with caution. I personally trust that it will, but eat at your own risk!
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