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 cream.
Thanks to Ben & Jerry's, we have a reason to smile and forget the guilt of eating raw cookie dough.