How to Make Baked Flour

Learn how to make baked flour to use in all of your favorite edible cookie dough recipes! Cooking flour is the safest way to use it in recipes like edible chocolate chip cookie dough. It’s easy to do and only takes about five minutes!

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If you’ve ever made edible raw cookie dough, you might already know that you shouldn’t use eggs, but did you know you shouldn’t use raw flour either? Luckily, there’s an easy way to bake flour, so it’s safe to use in all of your favorite edible raw dough recipes. I’m showing you how to do it!

Why Do You Bake Flour?

Readers have asked me, is it safe to eat flour raw? The simple answer is no. The process of making flour does not kill bacteria. Usually, this is not a problem because flour in recipes is cooked, whether in cakes, cookies, breading, etc. The heat kills the bacteria, so there isn’t a worry.

The problem is consuming it raw like in cookie doughs or batters. I’ll be honest, for a long time, I never thought about it – I was more worried about raw eggs, but raw flour can harbor the same kinds of bacteria, and so it needs to be cooked.

Luckily, it’s super easy to cook flour, so it’s safe to use in edible cookie dough recipes, which are one of my favorite things! It takes all the worry away from using raw flour and only takes about five minutes. 

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