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First Lady Cookie Face-Off

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It's down to the dough--two women, two recipes, one first lady.


While their husbands are in going toe to toe over health insurance, the war, and gas prices, the first lady candidates are battling it out in a war of the taste buds for the Family Circle Presidential Cookie Bake-Off. Who knew a little recipe could explode into Watergate-like proportions? The Huffington Post accused Cindy McCain of stealing her Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie recipe from Hershey's. We know all moms have "borrowed" a recipe (or two or three). Luckily, her charges were cleared, (comfort to all us recipe lifters), but we had to find out who really had the best treat.

After a quick, but yummy, taste test, Michelle Obama's Shortbread Cookies won the momlogic election by a whopping 9 to 3 vote, with one undecided mom making a sandwich out of them both. Our taste buds are voting Democrat, but whether she and her hubby will take the White House remains to be seen.  

Click here for Michelle Obama's Shortbread Cookie recipe.

Click here for Cindy McCain's Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie recipe.

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Lesa July 31, 2008, 1:51 PM

They both sound really good. Although, Michelle’s sounds more original. Maybe it’s just because I’ve been making Butterscotch Oatmeal cookies since my grandmother gave me the recipe when I was 12. Cindy’s is different though, my grandmother uses walnuts and no cinnamon. She also uses 2 cups of oatmeal instead of 3 but a little more flour and a little more butter (or rather “spry” which is half margerine or butter and half shortening).

I am eager to try them though :)

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