As if Ben & Jerry's couldn't get any better, the ice
cream brand has revealed a safe-to-eat edible cookie dough recipe for all to
make and enjoy in their homes.
The most important secret to making this cookie dough safe
is the lack of eggs used and not forgetting to heat-treat the flour. There are
two easy ways to heat-treat your flour, the first method being to heat your
flour in the microwave until it reaches 165 degrees. Or, you can warm the flour
on a baking sheet in the oven at 300 degrees, checking the flour every two
minutes to see if it has reached 165 degrees. Warming your flour and not using
eggs can eliminate the risk of coming into contact with
Salmonella and E. coli.
Once your flour is at the appropriate temperature, you can
then add the flour to your cookie recipe. If you do not have one, don't fret.
Ben & Jerry's provided a recipe for everyone to use.
The recipe calls for several simple ingredients: 8 tbsp.
unsalted butter (one stick), room temperature; 1 cup brown sugar; 2 tbsp. heavy
cream; 1 tsp. vanilla extract; ½ tsp. kosher salt; 1 cup flour; and, of course, ½
cup chocolate chips. For step-by-step instructions, go to benjerry.com.
This delicious cookie dough can last up to a week in an
airtight container within the fridge, or six months inside your freezer. The
ways to eat the yummy dessert are endless. Ben & Jerry's recommends rolling
the dough into balls for all to savor. However, if you're feeling extra savvy,
you can drip the cookie dough balls in chocolate or throw them into your ice
Thanks to Ben & Jerry's, we have a reason to smile and
forget the guilt of eating raw cookie dough.