Noooooooo: FDA Says You Really, Really Shouldn’t Eat Raw Cookie Dough

Raw cookie dough enthusiasts, listen up: Next time you’re baking any sort of delectable treat, think twice before licking your fingers clean as it could make you pretty sick — and this time, eggs are not the obvious felon. While we should always be wary of salmonella lurking where raw eggs reside, apparently we should also be wary of E. coli hiding away in raw flour, the FDA says. Who knew?

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Insomnia Cookies Adding Storefronts to Drexel and Temple’s Campuses

insomnia cookies 940Insomnia Cookies has been feeding college students cookies and even cold milk since 2003. Starting out as a food truck, they now have locations in almost two-dozen states and two storefronts in Center City Philadelphia. Now they’re adding brick-and-mortar locations where a couple of the original food trucks were located. This spring, Drexel and Temple Universities will be getting their own storefronts that will be able to offer Insomina’s full menu including ice cream, brownies, Cookie Cakes and Bigwiches.

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Make: 100-Calorie Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Photograph by Becca Boyd

Photograph by Becca Boyd

I’ve read before that having something sweet with your healthy breakfast helps with cravings and weight loss. That’s why I’ve made a habit of eating a small handful of Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips with my coffee, and I munch happily every morning knowing that science backs me up.

Now I’m on a mission to get you to embrace the dessert-for-breakfast concept. Hence: the chocolate chip breakfast cookie. It’s portable, pre-portioned and enough of a treat that you’ll find yourself looking forward to it (which is a boon for you breakfast skippers—yes, I’m judging). It’s perfect for early morning runners or those who like to hit snooze too many times; just freeze the cookies in bags of two and pull a bag out the night before to thaw.

This cookie is totally customizable, too, so if you want to swap the mix-ins, have at it. Just keep the ratios roughly the same.

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Six Pack: Some of Our Favorite Cookies in Philadelphia

Okay, Philly, we get it: you love cupcakes. But what about giving the original handy-dandy on-the-go dessert some love? That’s right, we’re talking about cookies. They’re classic, simple, and a whole lot less messy. Luckily there are delicious cookies all around Philadelphia and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites just for you.

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10-9-8-76ers Cookies

In support of the Sixers as they host the stinking Boston Celtics in Round two of the NBA Playoffs, Philadelphia favorite Whipped Bakeshop is selling two limited edition Sixers-themed cookies.

The Sixers face the Celtics in game 4 at the Wells Fargo Center  tomorrow at 8 p.m.

Whipped Bakeshop [Official Site]
Sixers [Official Site]

Insomnia Cookies Opens Today in Center City

We just swung by the new Center City location of Insomnia Cookies at 108 South 16th Street and spoke with an employee out front who said the late-night cookie spot would indeed open this afternoon. This will be the 18th location for the chain that began at the University of Pennsylvania. Insomnia offers fresh cookies delivered until 3 a.m. and a storefront that opens daily at 11 a.m.

Insomnia Cookies flavors include:

  • Chocolate Chunk
  • Oatmeal Raisin
  • Sugar
  • Snickerdoodle

Insomnia Cookies also offers brownies like:

  • Mint Chocolate
  • White Chocolate Chip
  • Snickers

All week, Insomnia Cookies is offering a free cookie with a coupon, available on Insomnia’s Facebook page.

Insomnia Cookies [Official Site]

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