Michelle Obama Wins Cookie Contest

Her white and dark chocolate chip cookie beat out Ann Romney's cookie recipe in Family Circle's contest
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

While the results of the 2012 presidential election are still up in the air, America has at least voted on which candidate's wife makes the best cookies.

Family Circle put Michelle Obama's white and dark chocolate chip cookie recipe up against Ann Romney's M&M's cookies, had bakers across America vote, and tallied up the numbers. The winner? First lady Michelle Obama, who received 51.5 percent of the vote; Romney received 48.5 percent of the votes.

Of course, it was the smallest margin ever for Family Circle's traditional cookie bake-off; Obama only won by 287 votes out of more than 9,000.

The first bake-off took place in 1992, and in the five bake-offs that have happened since, four of them have correctly predicted the presidential winner. Hillary Clinton's oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have won twice; Laura Bush's Texas cowboy cookies and her oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies have also won. In 2008, however, Cindy McCain's oatmeal butterscotch cookies beat out Michelle Obama's shortbread. Check out the 2012 recipes over on Family Circle.

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