Say It Isn’t So

One question: is there any person in America (possibly the world) who doesn’t enjoy a spoonful of raw cookie dough? It’s as American as hot dogs and apple pie. It’s stirred into ice cream and comes in those tubes, which, if I had the chance, I would eat like a banana.


Quite possibly the only thing Bill Gates and I have in common.

It gives me chills, but with the salmonella risk with raw eggs and now a flour recall, what if the Surgeon General bans raw cookie dough? It’d be like Prohibition. Only worse. One question: would anyone really follow the new law? Not in our house, they wouldn’t.

We practically eat raw dough from the cookie jar in our house because Mom bakes them for 6 minutes and 15 seconds (not 6 minutes, not 6 minutes and 30 seconds. I mean 6 minutes and 15 seconds exactly). It doesn’t really count as baking. It’s more like warming up the dough. because the cookies pretty much seep through the wire racks as they cool.

But now that I think about it, my worries about a ban may be unfounded because the way I see it, raw cookie dough is protected under the Bill of Rights since my pursuit of happiness most definitely includes pursing raw cookie dough.