Eat Cookie Dough

 

Uh, oh, check this.  E. coli in your cookie dough.  Interesting method of testing for e. coli.  And, note the researchers, people used to finding e. coli in food, were surprised here. 

 

You may wish to pause and ask why you want to eat cookie dough.  My kids loved it, and I remember loving it, when making cookies.  OK.  So a little bit now and then is a good treat.  But you want to sit down with a big bowl of cookie dough?  This is an opportunity to think about the desire/object connection.  Desire is part of us, and (depending on your theological grounding, your upbringing, etc.) can be a very good part of existence.  But do not confuse desire with the things you think you desire.  This addicts can teach us: The object of our desire will never satisfy the desire itself.  You can derive all of the pleasure you want from desire, but seeking satisfaction or happiness down that road is madness.  YouŐll end up with too many pounds, diminished health, etc.  ItŐs like the scientific findings that people who drink a couple of glasses of wine per day live longer.  The wine isnŐt what makes them live longer.  Stopping at two makes them live longer.  They are moderate about everything.  ThatŐs the trick.  Give into desire, if you want to, but be its master. 

               Now, where were weÉ. 

 

Cookie dough for eating as dough

Start with wholesome ingredients you know and trust.  Use no prepackaged stuff, especially the prepared cookie dough. 

1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened

3/4 c. granulated sugar

3/4 c. brown sugar - lightly packed

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla

1/3 to 1/2 c. water

2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

[note:  butter + sugar + vanilla + salt tastes very good.  The other stuff is like the soda in scotch & soda.)

 

Note:  If you want to bake the cookies, leave out the water and add 1/2 tsp. baking soda and two eggs, and as many chocolate chips, nuts, raisins etc. as you want.  But donŐt eat dough with raw eggs in it.  Assume you need to be attentive to cross-contamination when handling such dough, just as if you are making meatloaf. 

 

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