Restaurant Report Card: 5.30.19 Cookie Doughlicious

Published: May. 30, 2019 at 8:51 AM EDT
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You may consider raw cookie dough a guilty pleasure.

Lindsay Drouillard likes it so much, she and her husband launched Cookie Doughlicious.

Their company sells raw cookie dough in containers at stores across town.

This past weekend, Cookie Doughlicious rolled out a brand new food truck for the first time.

But what about those health warnings you always hear when it comes to eating raw cookie dough?

"Yeah, if you're eating standard raw eggs and standard flour, you should not be eating it raw, cause you have the risk of getting sick from it," explains Drouillard.

Her solution: The cookie dough made by Cookie Doughlicious only mixes up pasteurized eggs and heat-treated flour.

A spokesperson from the Toledo-Lucas Co. Health Department agrees:

"Raw eggs and untreated raw flour have potential to introduce Salmonella and E. coli into the finished product. By using pasteurized eggs and heat treated flour, they are able to reduce the bacterial illness risk without the need to bake the cookie dough."

- Shannon Lands. Toledo-Lucas Co. Health Department

Guilty pleasure or not, according to health experts, the more than 20 varieties of cookie dough from Cookie Doughlicious are perfectly safe to eat.