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Past Presidential Cookie Bake-Offs

We may already know the outcome of past elections but check out our presidential spouses' cookie recipes and decide the winner for yourself.
2004: Laura Bush & Teresa Heinz Kerry Laura Bush's Oatmeal-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Makes: about 8 dozen cookies
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 12 to 15 minutes

 
Teresa Heinz Kerry's Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Makes: about 5 dozen cookies
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: at 375 degrees F. for 12 to 15 minutes

 
2000: Laura Bush & Tipper Gore Laura Bush's Texas Governor's Mansion Cowboy Cookies

Makes: about 3 dozen cookies
Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 17 to 20 minutes

 
Tipper Gore's Ginger Snaps

Makes: about 4 dozen cookies
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: at 325 degrees F. for 15 to 16 minutes

 
1996: Hillary Clinton & Elizabeth Dole Hillary Clinton's Chips: Reprised from 1992

Makes: 7 1/2 dozen cookies
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 8 to 10 minutes

 
Elizabeth Dole's Pecan Roll Cookies

Makes: 3 3/4 dozen cookies
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: at 275 degrees F. for 45 minutes

 
1992: Barbara Bush & Hillary Clinton Barbara Bush's Batch

Makes: 3 dozen cookies
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: at 375 degrees F. for 10 minutes

 
Barbara Bush's Revised Cookie Recipe: Halfway through, she made some improvements

Makes: 3 1/2 dozen cookies
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 10 minutes

 
Hillary Clinton's Chips

Makes: 7 1/2 dozen cookies
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 8 to 10 minutes

 

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